The Medina girls basketball team will take its undefeated record to Cleveland on Tuesday to meet Elyria at 3 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena before the Cavaliers play the Washington Wizards at 7 p.m.
Medina (17-0, 11-0) defeated host Euclid 70-63 in overtime on Saturday in a Greater Cleveland Conference game. The Bees held a 12-5 scoring edge in the extra four minutes.
Sophomore Sarah McKee led Medina with a career-high 25 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. Senior Madison Luthy scored 14 points, sophomore Elizabeth Stuart finished with 12 points and seven rebounds and junior Lindsey Linard had seven points, seven rebounds and two blocks.
“Euclid is a tough place to play and they have two players that are very difficult to defend,” Medina coach Karen Kase said. “We played about seven different defenses throughout the game and I can’t say enough about how we were able to prepare and once again have different players step up.
“It was good to have a really tough game and it was a huge win. Sarah McKee is so versatile for us and strong in so many facets of the game. Madison Luthy and Elizabeth Stuart again gave our team a major boost and helped us swing the momentum as we went to overtime, but just as important was the leadership from seniors Abby McMullen, Alexa Nau and Katie Neate — this game and all week leading up to it.”
Buchtel bounces back
Buchtel (9-6, 7-0) enters its home game at 7 p.m. Tuesday against Kenmore-Garfield atop the City Series boys basketball standings.
Buchtel bounced back from a 79-77 overtime loss to visiting Garfield Heights on Thursday with a 62-25 win over visiting North on Friday.
Griffins freshman Chris Livingston made six 3-pointers and scored 32 points against Garfield Heights. Ronnell Perie II (15 points) and Jonathan King (10 points) also scored in double figures for Buchtel.
Perie led Buchtel past North with 20 points and Livingston scored 14.
Girls quick shots
• Chippewa (13-1, 10-0) remains atop the Wayne County Athletic League after beating Waynedale 47-42 on Thursday and Northwestern 56-26 on Saturday. Gracie Lindquist scored 20 points and Bailey Clark had 12 points versus Waynedale. The Chipps' leaders against Northwestern were Celina Koncz (17 points) and Lindquist (10 points).
• Hayley Smith scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help propel GlenOak (14-2, 8-1) to a 60-31 win over host Lake. Alexis Lemire (12 points) and Addison Mucci (10 points) also reached double figures for the Golden Eagles, who are tied atop the Federal League standings with Canton McKinley (17-1, 9-1).
• Emma Messina scored 23 points and Sarah Hinkle added 12 Saturday to guide Hudson to a 53-40 win over host Cuyahoga Falls.
• Stow beat host Twinsburg 46-40 Saturday with Emily Andrassy (18 points) and Lizzy Stefanov (16 points) in double figures. Alana Ellis paced Twinsburg with 25 points.
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