Norton seniors Kelsey Hosey and Bryana Housley have each signed a national letter of intent to play basketball in college.
Housley is headed to Indiana Wesleyan University and Hosey has committed to Malone University. Both players are in their fourth year as starters for Norton coach Brian Miller.
Norton is 13-3 overall this season and 10-0 in the Portage Trail Conference Metro Division. The Panthers posted records of 19-7, 22-6 and 19-7 the previous three seasons.
“As our point guard, Bryana holds the single game, season and career steals record at Norton,” Miller said. “Bryana is a great athlete that can run the floor all game. She is also 30 assists away from the career assists record at Norton.”
Housley, who has career averages of 7.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 5.9 steals per game, is averaging 10.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 6.1 steals this season.
“She has been a huge part of the success of Norton basketball over the past four years and I know she will make a great impact at IWU spiritually, athletically and socially,” Miller said. “To her credit we have two district and PTC titles and an Elite Eight appearance.”
Hosey has career averages of 10.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 3.3 steals per game. She surpassed 1,000 career points last week in a 47-46 win over Cloverleaf, and is averaging 12.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.0 steals this season.
“Kelsey has also helped lead us to two PTC and district titles along with a Elite Eight appearance,” Miller said. “She will bring athleticism to the forward position at Malone along with great leadership skills and work ethic to excel on the court, in the classroom and spiritually at Malone. I know she will do a great job for the Pioneers.”
Buchtel atop City Series
Buchtel (10-6, 8-0) faced little resistance on Tuesday in an 87-40 win over visiting Kenmore-Garfield that kept the Griffins atop the City Series boys basketball standings.
Five Buchtel players scored in double figures — Chris Livingston (15 points), Ronnell Perie II (13), T’Kai Coleman (11), Cordel Livingston (10) and Noah Peeples (10).
Coventry won another boys basketball game at the buzzer when Lucas Wagner made a 3-pointer to give the host Comets a 59-58 win over Streetsboro on Tuesday.
Jaret Griffith scored 13 points and Lane Boyer scored 12 points for Coventry (7-7, 6-5 PTC Metro).
Ronnie Thompson gave Coventry a 69-67 win over host Norton earlier this month when he swished a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Win for Woodridge
Woodridge improved to 14-4 overall and 10-1 in the PTC Metro with a 63-57 win over host Field on Tuesday.
Michael Massey led the Bulldogs with 22 points and DJ Snyder contributed 19 points.
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