Monday, March 11, 2013
The on-court accomplishments of the junior varsity team suggest good days lie ahead for the high school program.
The future looks bright for the Avon Lake Shoremen boys' basketball team, especially in light of its junior varsity successes this past season. "The first half of the season saw the young Shoremen start out 5-5 as they experienced growing pains adapting to each other and the JV experience; however, the boys caught their wind in the second half going 8-4, including a very exciting game at the “Q” where they fell to a half-second buzzer-beater by Strongsville," according to Avon Lake High School Athletic Department press release. The Shoremen finished in second place at 13-9, with a 9-4 record in the Southwest Conference (SWC). Kevin Fitch, who willed his team to victory with an up-tempo offense coupled with a high-pressure defense, was …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Shoremen pulled ahead in the second quarter to win against the Bulldogs 54-49.
The Avon Lake High Shoremen had a fairly even start in the Feb. 15 boys basketball game against the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs. According to cleveland.com, Avon Lake scored 13 points in the first quarter and stayed strong scoring 16 points in the second, compared to Olmsted Falls' 11 and 9 points, respectively. The Shoremen continued their hard play after halftime, making the final score 54-49. The Shoremen continue their season on Feb. 19 against the Strongsville Mustangs.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The Shoremen were down going into halftime but pulled ahead for a 45-41 win.
It started off as a fairly close game on Feb. 12. The Avon Lake High Shoremen took on the Midview Middies in boys basketball and came out with a win. According to cleveland.com, the Middies were winning 18-15 going into halftime. The Shoremen came back to score 13 points in the third quarter an 17 in the fourth, making the final score 45-41. The Shoremen take on Olmsted Falls at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 at home.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Boys JV and varsity teams both place third in tournament
Both the Avon Lake High School varsity and JV boys basketball teams dominated Avon, but fell to Lorain to take third in the Lorain County Holiday Classic Tournament on Dec. 27 and 28. The varsity kicked off the tournament with a tough fought game against Lorain High School, falling 72-58. The Shoremen moved on to beat Avon 54-47 to win the consolation game. Avon Lake's Eric Stuczynski was named one of the All Tournament players for this year's Holiday Classic. The JV also came in third winning the consolation game against Avon 37-19. Elyria varsity went on to win the tournament by defeating Lorain 61-50. Avon Lake 58, Lorain 72 AVON LAKE (58): Eric Stuczynski 11-2-27, Brandon Murway 4-3-11, Brad Hamilton 3-2-8, Seth Muck 1-2-4, Jimmy …
Saturday, January 29, 2011
New opponent, new strategy can't best Avon Lake boys basketball team
With each passing game, the target is still painted. But try as they have thus far, no team this season has found the answer as to how to beat the Shoremen, now 13-0 overall (8-0 in the Southwestern Conference). The past four games, Avon, North Olmsted, Brecksville and now Berea have thrown something different Avon Lake's way, making the road tough, this time a box-in-one defense, and each time the unselfish Shoremen have found the key to keep its slate unblemished, this time 66-54 over the Braves ( 8-6, 4-4). "We pride ourselves in the way we defend; we are giving up 45 points per game," Avon Lake coach Eric Smith said. "Some is a product of how teams play us where they try to slow us down. It's a compliment to our kids that all these …
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Shoremen face, overcome Bees zone defense
The final score of Avon Lake's win over Brecksville-Broadview Heights (BBHS) Jan. 25, 42-34, is not a misprint. For many games, it’s a score you'd expect to see at halftime or late in the third quarter. Instead it was a game in which two top tier teams in the conference utilized strong defensive play to try and stymie each other’s offense. In the end, Avon Lake, behind Ronnie Willoughby's hot hand (24 points) were able to eke out the win and remain undefeated (12-0, 6-0 SWC) "Again, it was a different type of game out there tonight," Avon Lake coach Eric Smith said. "I thought we did well offensively early against their motions, but they surprised coming out with their zone and got really, really stagnant offensively. But defensively we …
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Tonight's game part of Coaches vs. Cancer efforts
In the United States, cancer affects millions each year. A key to survival and staying healthy is knowledge. Sue Baker, the wife of Avon High School boys basketball coach Jim Baker's, knows this through her job at the American Cancer Society. So when an opportunity came for her husband to help raise awareness of the disease and how to help prevent it, the Bakers decided to take it. When the Eagles and Avon Lake hit the court Tuesday night at Avon Lake High, Baker and his Avon Eagles staff, along with Shoremen coach Eric Smith and his staff, will wear sneakers instead of dress shoes with their usual game attire. A collaborative effort of the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches and its Coaches vs. …
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Solid defense give Avon Lake 8-0 record
So far this season, the undefeated Shoremen (8-0 overall, 4-0 SWC) have held opposing teams to under 42 points per game. That stat means two things: one, you are playing great team defense, or you are lighting up the scoreboard and keeping the ball out of the opposition’s hands. In Avon Lake’s case it’s the fact they are playing great defense. For a second consecutive game, the Shoremen held an opponent to under 35 points, as they downed Midpark 51-32 Friday night at home. “We are playing solid defense giving up 42 points a game and tonight we only gave up 30, so that will probably drop down again after tonight,” Avon Lake coach Eric Smith said. “ I’m proud of my guys and I have said this before. They are kind of workman-like, we …
Friday, January 7, 2011
We've got 5 things that are cheap and easy to do, now through Monday
Welcome to the weekend. If you’re afraid of the snow (and we don’t blame you, although it seems that everyone is getting snow but Avon Lake) and want to hang close to home this weekend, here’s your game plan of five things to do now through Monday.