Rocky River Boys Varsity Basketball

  • Overall Record: 12 - 5
  • Conference Record: 6 - 4

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River rebound: Pirates down Eagles, 72-49

CLEVELAND – Rocky River bounced back from a Friday-night loss at Elyria Catholic and a two-game losing streak with a 72-49 victory at John F. Kennedy on Saturday night. Senior Luke Coyne led the way with a 20-point, eight-rebound, four-steal evening for the Pirates, who tallied 13-plus points in each quarter. “We got off to

Fast start fades at EC

ELYRIA, Ohio — Rocky River lost to Elyria Catholic, 65-53, on Friday. The Pirates (13-6, 6-4 Great Lakes Conference) let a 12-9 first-quarter lead evaporate into a 24-21 deficit at halftime. The host Panthers owned quarters three and four in completing the eventual 12-point win. [game stats unavailable at time of publication] Friday’s contest marked

Fine finish for Fairview as Pirates upended at home

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River dropped a home game for just the second time this season as the Pirates were defeated by the Fairview Warriors on Tuesday night. Earning their third straight victory in the annual Battle of Wagar Road, the Warriors broke free from a close tangle late in the fourth quarter to

Pirates brand Longhorns with double-R

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — A remarkable lock-down defensive effort and lights-out shooting propelled the Pirates to an all-River rout, as Rocky River defeated Lutheran West, 74-44, on Saturday. A shot-blocking, ball-hawking Pirate defense held the host Longhorns to just two free throws in the opening quarter and nine points over the first half. At the

Defense, passing lift Pirates in GLC win at home

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Pirates got another shutdown effort on defense and put on a tic-tac-toe passing clinic on offense, as Rocky River defeated Valley Forge, 75-44, on Tuesday night. Tommy Ruma (20 points), Luke Coyne (19) and Cristain Dean (15) were the primary beneficiaries of – and co-conspirators in – a Rocky River

Double-R sports big ‘D’ in win over Oberlin

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Oberlin Phoenix had scored 71 points against a 12-5 Clearview squad the night before. The Phoenix had scored 66-plus in 4-of-their-5-previous games, and that included a 93-point effort on Jan. 18. Enter the rock-solid seven-man rotation of the Rocky River Pirates. With every Phoenix shot, pass and dribble contested, the

Parma sinks Pirates in OT

PARMA, Ohio — Four quarters and 32 minutes of game action weren’t enough to split Rocky River and Parma. But an overtime session did the trick for the Redmen, as the home five dealt the Pirates a 71-68 loss on Friday night. Parma (7-9, 3-4 Great Lakes Conference) had lost 7-of-its-last-8 going into Friday’s game,

Pirates plunder Patriots, 57-49

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Another big performance by the Pirate defense lifted Rocky River to a 57-49 victory over the Cornerstone Patriots in non-conference action on Saturday night. Rocky River (10-3) held a talented squad from Cornerstone Christian Academy to a 39.2-percent (20-of-51) field-goal mark in what was a well-played, 2-to-3-score game throughout. Tommy Ruma

River rally repels Invaders

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – With a Pirate offense as bone-chillingly cold as the night air outside Rocky River Gymnasium, Rocky River slogged its way to a 45-44 win over Normandy on Friday. Overcoming seven first-quarter turnovers and night-long shooting woes, River battled back from a mid-second-quarter deficit of 16 points (22-6) in the Great Lakes

Friday-night misfire

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Up and down the floor – in defending against a talented Green Wave five and in running what is usually a crisp passing game on offense – the Pirates were half-a-step slow and a half-a-beat off kilter all night in a 75-59 loss to Holy Name. “We were never in sync,”