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a a a a a a a a 1 AWEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, THE PLAIN DEALER 5-E 21 rot SCHOLASTICS A Lady Lawyers win case on the court Marshall still unbeaten after win over Warrensville DICK ZUNT 5 DEALER REPORTER AIDE Unbeaten John Marshall the last 10 points of the night to turn back Warrensville, 45-36, and beaten in an independent ketball game. scored game last visiting remain un-. girls bas- "This was good experience for us tonight, having to play basketball," unsaid John Marshall coach Jim: "It was a good, game was tied four times in first half, the last at 14-14, after Marshall 5-9 senior Janetta "Graham, who: took game honors 20 points, sank two free throws with 3:19 left in the second quarter. 'Dot The game was tied one more 36-36, after John Marshall's Jo Jo Grattan, a 6-2 senior, sank a free we throw with 3:24 left in the game. Warrensville then called a time-.

out, but the Lawyers then scored nine straight points en route to boosting their record to 5-0. Warrensville, whose streak was snapped, is.4-2. Andrea Lett started the with Lawyers' 2:59 surge remaining. with a Guard free throw April Mixon. who was in foul trouble most of the game, sank two free throws 11 seconds later to put her team on top, 39-36.

After a John Marshall timeout, Mixon drove for a layup with 2:01 left. Grattan scored from under-. neath after taking a pass from GraSham and Mixon wrapped up the victory with a field goal with 47 seconds left. 05 half-court offense was not 8 perfect, but we learned from tonight's game," said Wasowski. "We were in foul trouble, so our bench was a factor.

We also had too many turnovers. We have to learnt adjust to the team we're John Marshall started fast, shooting to a 10-2 lead, but Warrensville, with senior Emma Foster sinking four free throws late in the first quarter and the first field goal of GCC schools. "The impetus in the conference (for realignment) is based primarily on enrollment." he said. "I don't think Mentor's facilities compare to ours and our coaches are the same caliber. How is it that in the last four years we've won four conference titles and they have won 37? Common sense tells you that for every student we have, they have three.

We want the opportunity to compete for a championship instead of always feeling the best can do is second. third or fourth. all believe Mentor is really a fine school. They've made a conscious decision to be the largest school in the state. They should the schools their os Lesak said Mentor could wind up an independent or join another league, possibly the Lake Erie League.

441 have had a very successful program in Mentor and these other schools have been successful," he said. "We haven't dominated every sport, but we've won a darn good share. I'm not sure it is totally attributable to size." The Lawyers came out strong in the third quarter, scoring the first 10 points behind the shocting of Graham and Grattan, for a 30-21 lead, but the Tigers rallied late in the third quarter and early in the fourth quarter behind guards Kardi Hunt and Latica Jolly to take a 36-35 lead when Jolly drove for a layup with 3:40 remaining in the game. John Marshall then got hot. "They played us man-for-man and zone and surprised us with a strong game," said Grattan, who had 15 rebounds and two blocked shots.

"We came strong at the end," said Graham. "We remained patient and did not lose our composure against Warrensville, which played a lot harder than we had expected. We now have a string of four games in five days, playing on Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday." Foster led Warrensville with 13 points. 1 Graham led Marshall with four assists, feeding the big people inside. and Andrea Lett had six steals in replacing Mixon, who had to play sparingly because she was in foul trouble.

picking up her third personal at 2:38 of the second quarter. "We played our best four minutes of basketball of the season at the end of the game," said Wasowski. "It's good to be, in a tight ball "We had a couple of breakdowns, but overall, the girls did a pretty good job," said Warrensville coach April Mixon of John Jamie Caleb. Warrensville during the County schools Mayfield, Maple The GCC consists of Cuyahoga Walsh Heights, Bedford, Euclid and Brush FROM STAFF REPORTS and Lake County schools Mentor, Willoughby South and Eastlake Joe Fetyko hit a 3-point North. the buzzer to lead Walsh 70-67 victory over Trinity Riverside is considering joining in a boys independent some of those schools.

Trinity. Fetyko, a 5-11 "We are interested in pursuing scored nine of his 11 it." said. Earl Bardall, superinten- fourth quarter as the dent of Painesville Township improved to 2-4. Kevin Schools. "We are looking for a very, Kevin Byrne led Walsh very competitive league and we are 15 points each.

the largest school in our league. We Trinity, which slipped already play many of the schools in 19 points from Randy the GCC." Robert Jones. Maple Heights 87, Bardall said no decision has Derek Bannister's jump been reached and if Riverside were nine seconds left to leave the 10-school NEC, it could Heights its only lead take two to three years. conference game. scored 22 points, Riverside's departure would comeback that saw the have to be approved by Federal overcome a nine-point Court Judge Ann Aldrich because of in the fourth quarter.

a lawsuit filed by the Painesville Jerry Gordon led City School District. The NEC also 17 with and 23 Matt points. Vince Gronzalski would have to approve. Shiflett had 29 points for Bardall said he was more con- John Hay 88, East cerned about getting the approval Led by junior from the NEC than from Aldrich. Rodney Axson's 25 points, nets finished with five Riverside is the NEC's only Divi- double figures in an sion I football school.

The Beavers game at John Hay. were 10-0 this year and did not Senior forward make the playoffs because its vic- hannon scored 18 points tories over smaller schools did not forward Anthony Atkins generate enough computer ratings John Hay outscored points. 20-12, in the second LADY 23 AVERS Marshall looks for someone to Lady Lawyers' 45-36 victory at J. MEYERS pass to as she is guarded by Kardi Hunt of John Marshall. Walsh Jesuit wins at the buzzer route to its sixth victory in seven games.

The Scarabs fell to 2-5. Glenville 81, South 69 Shelton Williams scored 15 points, Shawn Palmer 14 and Ishmael Wainright 12 to lead Glenville to a non-conference victory. The Tarblooders improved to 4-2. South's Isaac Fields led all scorers with 22 points. Kirtland 83, Newbury 51 Marc Schieno led four Kirtland players in double figures with 17 points.

Craig Svendsen had 13 points, 8 assists and 9 steals for. the Hornets, who are 3-0 in the East Suburban East Division and 6-1 ROUNDUP and Nikki Harris combining for 30 points, Trinity's Lady Trojans defeated McKinley in an independent game at Canton Fieldhouse. Trinity, the defending champion of the North Coast League, had 10 players score as it improved to 5-0. The Lady Trojans, who won the Division I state championship last season; Greater Cleveland's first state title in girls basketball, are competing as a Division I team this season. "They doubled and tripled up on Vonda (Vonda Ward, Trinity's AllAmerica center) inside, so we took overall.

Trinity 67, Canton McKinley 33 With junior guards Amy Yurik Mullally puts the kick in Mustangs' gs' girls basketball team M.If you are looking for a key to Maple fast start in girls basketball this check out the numbers put up by center Stacey Mullally. Mullally, a 6-2 senior, is averaging more than 28 points a game. She had a stretch in which she scored 40, 37 and 034 points. The 40-point game came against Greater Cleveland Conference rival Euclid arid she pulled down 24 rebounds in the game. The Mustangs, defending champions the GCC, are 6-0 overall and 3-0 in con-ference play.

nut A Plain Dealer All-Scholastic in basketball last season, Mullally also excels in volleyball, earning all-district and all-GCC honors as a middle hitter. She said her love for basketball was nurtured by her dad, Tom, who coaches the boys varsity team at Brooklyn High School. 3 9. Shaw High School has forfeited last week's girls basketball victory over Canton The Ladybirds used an ineligible player in a reserve role. "The girl is a transfer student from, a Y.

Chanel trounces Hoban Firebirds boost record to 4-1. 4 By MIKE PETICCA 1A the second quarter, sliced its deficit to 10-8. Monica Franklin tied the game, with a field goal at 6:38. John Marshall's Graham sank the game's only three-point field goal with seven seconds left in the second quarter to give her team a 22-17 lead at EDDIE DWYER NOTEBOOK Catholic school," said Shaw coach Edith Spivey. "Her paperwork from Columbus was not completed." For the player to be eligible, she has to receive a release from the school from which she transferred.

The release is filed through the Ohio High School Athletic. Association in Columbus. The forfeit drops Shaw's record to 2-2. Brett Coreno, North Olmsted's 6-4 senior forward, scored a school-record 41 points in leading the Eagles to an 83-52 victory over Olmsted Falls on Friday night. He was 17-of-30 from the floor, 7-of-8 from the foul line and had eight rebounds.

Janetta Graham of John Marshall, one of the outstanding girls basketball players in northeastern Ohio, scored 31 points in 17 minutes as the Lawyers defeated John Adams, 80-32, last week. She set a school record for points in a quarter with 21 in the 4. PLAIN DEALER REPORTER Bedford Chanel parlayed advantages in size and experience into an 83-51 victory over Akron Hoban in an independent basketball game last night. The visiting Firebirds (4-1) put forth a strong defensive effort, which helped them dominate the rebounding and create a quick fastbreak. Chanel boasts four returning starters, and three key players who stand at least 6-4.

The Knights (0-4) occasionally start four sophom*ores. Last night they started two. They don't have a player taller than "Sometimes a small club, when it's experienced, can make up for the difference in size," said Hoban Gary Keyser. "But when you're both small and young, it makes things The victory came with such ease for the Firebirds they didn't really need much from their 6-4 senior point guard Bob Plasman. He scored 10 points playing less than half the game.

Plasman brought a 21-point scoring average into the game. Shannon Vickers, a 6-5 senior forward, led Chanel with 17 points. Junior forward Reese and substitute junior guard Sam Benson, each scored 14 points. "We got our break going. We look to run as much as we can, and we to get the tempo up." said Chanel coach Joe Lynch.

feel we've got a lot of kids who can play, not just five, but eight, nine or 10. We like to see if the other teams can go that deep." Chanel started slowly, leading, 6-4. after the first five minutes. Joel Vopat hit a short jump shot, Plasman made a layup off a steal, and Vickers followed with a jump shot. The three baskets began a 31-6 run for the Firebirds.

The experience of Plasman and Vopat, also a senior, in the backcourt and the dominance by the big. ger Firebirds of the boards, enabled Chanel to run its fastbreak almost at will. Never was it more evident than in the final 75 seconds of the first quarter, when Reese made two baskets and Plasman and Benson each had one, all from under the basket and a result of the up-tempo offense. "We got out on the fastbreak and looked for the open man," said Rease, who made six of his seven field-goal attempts. "The big factor in the game was our size and experience.

You could feel that out on the court." Chanel led. 20-5, at the end of the opening quarter, and was ahead by 28 points in the second quarter on the way to a 47-21 halftime bulge. Lynch began to substitute midway through the second quarter. Chanel shot in the first half to for the Knights. The Firebirds owned the boards, 18-8.

and scored 14 first-half baskets from inside the lane compared to three for the Knights. Chanel led by 36 points on four occasions in the third quarter, and by 70-36 at the start of the fourth quarter. The Firebirds shot from the field for the game, compared to for Hoban. Chanel had 44 rebounds to 22 for Hoban. The Knights were led by Joe Cotton with 12 points and Dan Hardman and Tyrone Cook with 10 each.

Chanel is 1-1 in the North Coast League, having lost to Parma Padua in its third game. goal at Jesuit to a last night game at senior guard, points in the Warriors Krai and Jesuit with to 2-3, got Jacim and Solon 85 shot with gave Maple in this nonBannister, who capped a Mustangs deficit early Maple Heights Hunt scored 16. Chris Solon. Tech 75 point guard the Horplayers in independent Jermaine Boand junior had 16. East Tech, quarter en first eight minutes.

I Independence's Tim Carney made his first varsity start a memorable one. A 6-3 junior center, Carney had points and 14 rebounds in the Blue Devils' 58-57 victory over Brooklyn. Playing just the first half, Brunswick's all-district center, Kelly Fergus, scored 27. points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked four shots, leading the Devilettes past Brecksville, 68-22. She connected on 13 of 15 field-goal attempts.

Behind 26 points, 17 rebounds and four blocked shots by center Brian Arenschield, Brunswick's boys team defeated Cloverleaf, 66-43. senior forward Emmerita Foster scored 24 points, pulled down 23 rebounds and blocked five shots during the Lady Tigers' victory over Beaumont week. Arlo Ponder, helped Warrensville's boys team defeat Akron Buchtel, 94-67, by scoring 24 points. He had four 3-point goals. In helping Central Catholic to three what they gave us." said Lady Trojans coach Pat Diulus.

"We showed we can go to other people when we are forced Ward, who was averaging more than 22 points a game, finished with 9 points. West Tech 57, John Adams 46 Olympia Roseberry scored a career-high 27 points and sophom*ore Jamie Gambrell scored 14 points and pulled down 23 rebounds to lead the West Tech girls. The Warriors improved to 5-1 and John Adams fell to 1-6. Glenville 68, South High 9 Glenville's Lady Tarblooders (5-0) had nine players in the scoring column, led by Sonja Cecil's 22 points. Only three players scored for South.

Glenville led, 50-4. after three quarters, holding South (0-6) scoreless in the second and third quarters. West 44, Rhodes 34 Behind Sherry Roberson's 14 rebounds. Lincoln-West pulled away in the second. half of this independent game.

St. Joseph 67, St. Aug. 33 St. Joseph Academy jumped to a 35-10 halftime lead and coasted to its fifth victory in five games, the Jaguars' best start in years.

St. Joseph faces Magnificat in a key Greater Cleveland Catholic Girls Athletic Conference game tomorrow night at Magnificat. road victories last week, sophom*ore center Damon Johnson totaled 51 points. 34 rebounds, nine assists and seven blocked shots. "Junior Angie Suggs of Villa Angela-St.

Joseph, one of the premier guards in the area, totaled 39 points, 11 rebounds. 11 steals and six assists as the Lady Vikings split two games last week. I Lynn Holzman, who earned PD AllScholastic basketball and fastpitch softball while attending North Royalton High School. made an auspicious debut for Kansas State University's women's basketball team. Selected as the Big Eight's preseason Newcomer of the Year, Holman, a 5-11 freshman scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in 21 minutes as the Lady Cats defeated Alabama State, 103-57.

She made 8 of 13. field goal attempts. 5 of 6 free throws and had three assists. Her 21 points is the most by a Lady Cat in her first game. Led by Donnell Gibbs and Jarrett Jones, Rhodes High defeated John F.

Kennedy, 64-61, for its first victory in four games. Gibbs scored 27 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had five assists and 'Jones had 15 rebounds and 11 assists. "Junior center Kevin Braaten scored 31 points. pulled down 21 rebounds blocked five shots as Strongsville won its first game of the season, 90-77, over Berea. With junior forward Rodney Lemons scoring 26 points, grabbing 16 rebounds and coming up with four steals, Beachwood.defeated Lutheran West.

88-69. I Parma High's Wis Khoury scored 23 points and passed for eight assists as the Redmen defeated Cleveland Heights, 87-70, in a Lake Erie League game last weekend. Khoury was 9 of 10 from the free-throw line. Tackle Trent Zenkewicz of St. Ignatius, a two-time PD All-Scholastic and Associated Press all-state selection, was named this week to the 1990 Prep All-America football team as selected by the National Prep Poll panel of 35 sports writers.

The team, made up of seniors, is based on high school performance and college potential. 1.

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