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FROM STAFF REPORTS
Aurora -- The last couple of weeks was a stretch which the Aurora varsity girls and boys basketball teams would like to forget.
After eight straight victories to start the 2012-13 season, the girls have dropped three Chagrin Valley Conference games, including two last week -- to Chagrin Falls 44-32 and West Geauga 47-43.
Going into this week, the squad stood 3-3 in the CVC Chagrin Division and 8-3 overall. The Greenmen hope to turn things around starting tonight (Jan. 16) at Gilmour Academy.
Two more games are coming up in the next week -- Jan. 18 at CVC foe Perry and Jan. 23 at home against non-league Notre Dame Cathedral Latin.
Meanwhile, the AHS varsity boys fell to 1-10 overall and 0-5 in the CVC last week with league losses to Painesville Harvey, 49-39, and West Geauga, 53-36, and a non-league setback to Nordonia, 74-31.
After getting down by 9 points to West Geauga, the girls battled back at home Jan. 12.They got within 3 points in the fourth quarter, but could not come any closer or take the lead.
It was much the same against Chagrin Falls, as AHS trailed 13-3 after one quarter and 25-8 at halftime.
Allison Howard and Camille Brown led the locals against the Wolverines with 11 and 9 points, respectively.
Against the Tigers, Howard had 15 and Brown 10, as the inside duo continued to lead the team as they have all year.
For the boys, they now have gone four straight games without scoring more than 40 points.
They got down 15-4 after one quarter against Harvey. Against West G., the killer was the fourth perioid, as the Wolves outscored the locals 19-8.
The Knights outscored the Greenmen in all four quarters and led 42-13 at halftime.
Leading the way for AHS was Kendall Fayne with 13 points against Harvey, Fayne and Pavel Galchenko with 9 each against West G. and Ben Branscom with 11 against Nordonia.
The boys were to face Kenston on Jan. 15 and play at Solon on Jan. 19 and host Orange on Jan. 22.