LR cagers sweep Elyria

By Steve Sell
February 21, 2014

LITTLE RIVER — Little River’s basketball teams played fortress-like defense Thursday in sweeping Elyria Christian School in a pair of makeup games.

The Redskin girls held ECS to four points or less in three of the quarters to take a 39-19 decision. Skylar Johnston continued on her scoring rampage with 17 points and she also hauled down nine rebounds. The game basically was decided in the first quarter when the Redskins unleashed a 20-point salvo

ECS, which was held to 6 of 35 from the field, was paced by Rachel Adamyk with nine points.

“We can't give up 20 points in the first quarter and then expect to play our style of basketball to have a chance to win,” ECS coach Greg Fields said. “Our girls played much better defensively after that first quarter, but we could never get in a rhythm offensively.  Little River plays very good defense.  They forced us into taking outside shots.  Our girls had some good looks from deep, but we just couldn't get shots to fall.  They outrebounded us, so we couldn't get any second-chance shots.”

It was win No. 602 for Little River’s Shane Cordell.

• Little River boys 51, Elyria 20 — The Redskins coasted after sprinting to a 22-4 first-quarter lead.

Coach Chad Lafferty emptied the bench early, as nine Little River players scored, led by Tevin Renken with 11 points. 

Baxter Knackstedt led ECS with eight points.