The Twinsburg girls basketball team still has its mind-boggling streaks intact.
Twinsburg moved its record to 23-0 this season after a 79-28 victory over Youngstown East in a Division I sectional semifinal game at Ellet on Saturday.
The win also extended the Tigers’ other streaks, 67 wins in a row over Ohio opponents and 37 won overall dating to last season.
During this run, Twinsburg has won the past two Division I state championships, won three NOC Valley Division titles with 10-0 marks and won 25 games in a row at home.
Twinsburg plays Warren Harding at 6 p.m. today in a sectional final at Ellet.
The Tigers are seven wins away (sectional final, two at district, two at regional and two at state) from another state title.
Senior Ashley Morrissette, a 5-foot-9 Purdue University recruit, is the Tigers’ catalyst with averages of 19.1 points, 6.5 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 steals.
Twinsburg is ranked No. 22 nationally in the USA Today Super 25 Rankings and is No. 20 in Excellent 25 Ranking by MaxPreps.com. The Tigers are ranked No. 1 in Ohio by the Associated Press, USA Today and MaxPreps.
Coach Julie Solis is 98-5 in four seasons at Twinsburg. The Tigers also get consistent contributions from seniors Brooke Smith, Char-dell Dunnigan and Mercedes Hobbs, juniors Baleigh Reid and Marisa Howard and sophomore Aloneet Durden.
Smith is a Cleveland State recruit, and Dunnigan is a George Mason recruit.
Goddard commits to Miami
Wadsworth senior Rachel Goddard committed to continue her academic and basketball careers at Miami University in Oxford.
Goddard, a 5-foot-7 point guard, is a leader for the Grizzlies as a second-year starter. She has been an All-Suburban League first-team selection in each of the past two seasons and was an Honorable Mention All-Ohio choice last season.
In 22 games this season, she is averaging 13.0 points, 3.0 assists and 2.4 steals
“Rachel is a remarkably consistent player,” Wadsworth coach Andrew Booth said. “She has scored in double figures in 18 out of 22 games, and led a very balanced team in scoring at 13.0 points per game. … She is one of the best point guards in Ohio.”
Wieland twins pick college
Green senior twins Seth Wieland and Zachary Wieland are going to college together.
The Wieland brothers committed to Walsh University to continue their academic and athletic careers. They plan to play football and to compete in track and field for the Cavaliers after completing their Bulldogs careers.
Copley seniors sign
Copley seniors Brandon Gathagan and Cory Schepp signed to continue their academic and soccer careers in college.
Gathagan is headed to Walsh University, and Schepp is committed to Malone University. Both were key players for the Indians this past season.
Senior Jerome Lane averaged a double-double to help Firestone defeat Buchtel three times this season and win the City Series regular-season and playoff championships in boys basketball.
Lane, who is 6-foot-5 and 210 pounds, averaged 26.0 points and 15.3 rebounds in the three wins, which were by a combined 10 points.
The Falcons had two others average double figures in the three games, senior Kevin Gladney (19.0 points, 8.0 rebounds) and junior Evan Kennerly (10.3 points, 7.6 rebounds). Griffins senior Elijah Bell averaged 14.6 points and 8.3 rebounds.
Revere picks new coach
Revere named Gina Hartranft as its softball coach after she served as an assistant last season.
Hartranft was the Brunswick Rotary Club MVP and Athlete of the Year in 1990. She was also selected for the All-Pioneer Conference and All-Medina County all-star teams for four years in softball and basketball.
She attended the University of Toledo for two years followed by five years in the U.S. Navy as a corpsman. She was inducted into the Brunswick Hall of Fame in 1999 and in 2006 completed the Akron Marathon.
Hartranft also has coaching experience via travel-league teams.
Hoover relay records
North Canton Hoover has two relays entered in the Division I state boys swim meet with top times among a field of 24 entries in each event.
Both relays set meet record times last week at Cleveland State University’s Busbey Natatorium, but Vikings coach Matthew Johnsen said the marks just missed school-record times.
Hoover’s 200-yard freestyle relay consists of junior Stephen Watson, senior Drew Bercaw, senior Robert Tolson and senior Brian Giannetti. The four finished in 1:24.61. The school record is 1:24.57.
Giannetti, Watson, Bercaw and Tolson combined to clock a 3:07.94 for Hoover’s 400 freestyle relay. The school record is 3:07.93.
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