ELYRIA — Elyria Christian School’s girls celebrated Senior Night in style on Thursday.
The Eagles put the finishing touches on a splendid 14-6 regular season by swamping Central Christian, 53-14.
Rachel Adamyk fired in 22 points (including 10 of 10 at the foul line) and Anna Adamyk chipped in with 16. The Eagles ran all over the Cougars, up 30-10 at the half, and they also pitched a fourth-quarter shutout.
“This was a great way for our seniors (Addison Fields, Micah Redenbaugh and Anna Adamyk) to end their career at home,” said Elyria coach Greg Fields, whose team is the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Sylvan-Lucas Class 1A sub-state. “They are three very special young ladies. The entire team showed tremendous effort all night on defense, which is what our team is built on. Anna and Rachel were very special on offense tonight. There is a good chance that we will play Central Christian in our first game of sub-state during the second round next Thursday. We won't take anything for granted because they are much better than what the score showed tonight. They are very quick, and play a very aggressive defense.”
The Elyria boys were defeated 61-33 behind as Zac Krehbiel scored 21 points and 6-10 Noah Starkey added 20.
Matthew Gemmer and Tyler Thiessen scored eight points apiece for Elyria, which takes a 5-15 record into sub-state, but was 5-5 in its last 10 games.
Elyria coach Ben Starburg said the Cougars came out smoking by leading 21-4 after the first quarter and the Eagles spent the rest of the game playing catch-up.