Aurora girls' defeat string winds up at 4; boys are now 1-12

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FROM STAFF REPORTS

Aurora -- After suffering their fourth straight defeat earlier last week, Aurora High School's varsity girls basketball team got back on the winning track with a 54-42 victory over Perry on the road on Jan. 18

The effort raised the girls' record to 4-3 in the Chagrin Valley Conference Chagrin Division and 9-4 overall. The girls had won their first eight contests of the season before suffering four consecutive losses.

No individual scoring statistics were available from the Perry game.

Meanwhile, the boys varsity basketball team fell to 1-12 with a 73-55 loss to Solon. Ben Branscom led the locals with 17 points, while Drew Daff added 13.

Also last week, the girls lost to Gilmour Academy, 66-44, in a non-league game, while the boys lost a league game to Kenston, 51-33, to fall to 0-6 in the CVC.

The girls led 27-25 at halftime against Gilmour Academy, but ran out of gas in the second half. Allison Howard and Maddie Gilley were Aurora's top scorers with 13 points each.

In the Kenston game, the boys were led by Anthony Quaranto's 9 points and Kendall Fayne's 7.

The girls will be busy in the next week, with four games scheduled -- all at home.

Notre Dame Cathedral Latin comes to town tonight (Jan. 23), Garfield Heights Trinity on Jan. 25, Orange on Jan. 26 for a CVC matchup and Hudson on Jan. 30.

The boys were scheduled to play Orange on Jan. 22. They will travel to Perry on Jan. 25 and host Chagrin Falls on Jan. 29 in a pair of CVC games.

Drawings for the sectional-district tournaments are coming up soon -- Feb. 3 for the girls and Feb. 10 for the boys. Aurora's girls will play in the Akron Ellet sectional-district and the boys will be in the Solon tourney.

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