ELYRIA — The Clearview Lady Clippers arguably played their best game of the season tonight, and it earned them a 57-44 road win at Elyria in non-conference action.
Balance was the story of the evening for the Lady Clippers. The Clippers had three starters in double figures scoring, got key contributions from two others and out-hustled the Pioneers to cruise to the victory.
Elyria jumped out to an early 7-2 lead as sophomore Danah Ewing scored the first seven points for the Pioneers. When Ewing was forced to the bench with two first quarter fouls, Clearview took advantage. Ariana Vazquez hit a bucket followed by an Olivia Romes three to tie the game. Brooke Rebman’s bucket gave the Clippers the lead, but Marche Robinson’s bucket tied the game at 9 as the quarter ended.
After Elyria jumped out quick in the second quarter, Clearview recovered. Elyria led 20-16 at one point in the second quarter before Clearview closed the half on a 10-3 run to lead 26-23 at the break. Rebman had 6 of her 14 in the quarter, while Arriana Noble hit a three and Vazquez added 4 points of her own.
Clearview extended the lead in the third quarter, outscoring the Pioneers 18-9. Vazquez scored 6 more in the quarter, while Romes and Noble both hit threes. Rebman added four more as well. Clearview led 44-32 after three.
The Pioneers kept looking for the run that never came in the fourth quarter. Olivia Romes scored 7 of her game-high 15 points in the final period, including a two, three and a pair of free throws that helped hold Elyria at bay. The Clippers had an answer for everything the Pioneers threw at them in this game.
Olivia Romes led all scorers with 15 points, while Brooke Rebman and Ariana Vazquez added 14 points each. Fellow starts Sam Jancsura and Arriana Noble added 6 points each. For the Pioneers, Danah Ewing led Elyria with 12 points, while Taylor Mehl had 8.
Clearview improves to 9-8 overall while Elyria falls to 4-16.
Clearview will host Fairview on Wednesday night. It will be Senior Night as we celebrate Sam Jancsura’s career with the Lady Clippers.
In Junior Varsity action, Elyria defeated Clearview 44-8.
Clearview 57, Elyria 44
Clearview 9 17 18 13 57
Elyria 9 14 9 12 44
CLEARVIEW (57): Sanai Flowers 0-0-0, Arriana Noble 2-0-6, Mya English 0-0-0, Sam Jancsura 3-0-6, Niyanna Flowers 0-0-0, Brooke Rebman 5-4-14, Olivia Romes 5-2-15, Ariana Vazquez 6-2-14, Madilyn Love 0-0-0, LeAnna Rogers 1-0-2, Madison Pennington 0-0-0. TOTALS: 22-8-57.
ELYRIA (44): Marche Robinson 2-0-4, Danah Ewing 3-4-12, Taylor Mehl 3-0-8, Angelina Avlisio 3-0-6, Jaidah Gonzalez 0-5-5, Cora Sanders 2-0-5, Alyssa Wilson 0-0-0, Jackie Kaminski 1-0-2, Elizabeth Aulisio 0-0-0, Jae’Lyse Carmichael 0-0-0, Alaysia Ward 1-0-2. TOTALS: 15-9-44.
Turnovers: Clearview 18, Elyria 15. Three Point Field Goals: Clearview 5 (Noble 2, Romes 3), Elyria 5 (Ewing 2, Mehl 2, Sanders). Free Throws: Clearview 8-12, Elyria 9-18. Team Fouls: Elyria 14, Clearview 12. Fouled Out: None. Technical Fouls: None. Bench Scoring: Elyria 13, Clearview 2.
Junior Varsity: Elyria 44, Clearview 8.