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Aurora girls hoopsters earn 6th Suburban League win; boys beat Orange

by STEVE BATKO | CORRESPONDENT Published: January 18, 2017 1:00 AM
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AURORA -- The Greenmen girls basketball team continued its winning ways with a strong effort on the defensive end and a season high 59 points in a Suburban League American Conference win over Kent Roosevelt.

Syarra Sellers and Shayla Sellers combined for 40 points as host Aurora won 59-47 on Jan. 14 to imporove to 6-1 in the conference, just behind Revere.

Pacing the team with 25 points, Syarra Sellers had a big game as the senior forward played well on both ends, helping Aurora to improve to 11-3 overall.

Shayla Sellers, Syarra's sophomore sister, popped in 15 points as the duo teamed for 12 points at the free throw line, where Aurora was a sizzling 15 of 18.

Senior guard April Davis canned four 3-pointers for the Lady Greenmen and ended with 12 points.

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Korie Hobbs, a senior guard, added 4 points and hauled down 8 rebounds as Aurora held a 45-36 edge on the boards.

Freshman post Katie Houlahan helped on the glass and added 4 points and sophomore wing Haley Ross added 3 free throws.

Kent was led by Samara Wright's 17 points and 7 caroms.

Aurora fell 30-23 to visiting Cuyahoga Falls (7-6) in cross-conference play Jan. 11. Hobbs led with 8 points, followed by Syarra Sellers with 6, and Shayla Sellers with 4.

Meanwhile, in boys action, Aurora posted a 70-55 non-league road win over Orange Jan. 14 in Pepper Pike. The win raised Aurora's record to 4-7.

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Down 10 to the Lions (8-5) in the second period, Aurora stormed back to dominate the second half.

"It was a great win for us and the guys came back and dominated the second half," said head coach Steve Fleming.

James Robinson and Cade Huffman were outstanding for the Greenmen as they each scored 21 points. The offense was clicking as Gavin Blunt and Zach Elsawy had 14 points each.

"Gavin had a great floor game we have given him more of a point guard role, and have put the ball in his hands, making plays," noted the coach.

"Robinson had a big second half as he gave us a low post presence, and he blocked a few shots early on. Hopefully, we will become more consistent."

A scheduled boys game last week against Crestwood was wiped by when weather closed the schools. It will be made up Feb. 22.


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