OBERLIN — The pair of Lorain County Senior All-Star games had a bit of everything Sunday at Oberlin College.
The opener between team Weed Pro and team Rehab Consultants was a defensive-minded slugfest, as Rehab Consultants pulled out a 34-32 win.
The second game was much more of an offensive exhibition. Though not nearly as close as the first game, the battle between team Dick Esser Plumbing and team Schafer Development provided a ton of fireworks. Between NBA-range 3-pointers and flashy passing, Schafer Development put on a show en route to a 61-39 victory.
The first game felt more like a tough regular-season matchup than an all-star game, as both teams played strong defense and struggled on the offensive end.
Avon Lake’s Hannah Oehlstrom stole the show for Weed Pro in the losing effort. She went off for eight points in the second quarter, including two long-range threes. Her scoring spurt helped tie the game at 21 at the end of the first half.
“It was great to be able to contribute and play with a bunch of girls I usually play against,” Oehlstrom said. “The competitiveness was still there even though it was just for fun.”
The teams went back-and-forth in the second half before Elyria’s Tremia Blair, who led Rehab Consultants with nine points, helped secure the win with five straight points in the fourth quarter.
“We talked about it on the bench that we wanted to play hard and get the win,” Blair said. “I knew coming into this game I was going to give it my all.”
Weed Pro gave one last push when Oehlstrom knocked down a 3-pointer to pull within 34-32. Her deep heave at the buzzer fell short moments later, however, and team Rehab Consultants hung on for the victory.
“I mean, it was fun to throw up a half-court shot with a chance to win, this game was all about fun anyway,” Oehlstrom said.
The second game wasn’t nearly as close but perhaps more entertaining.
Another Shoregal stole the show early, as Madison Branch scored five points in the opening 30 seconds, nailing a 3-pointer and a runner as Schafer Development raced out to a 7-0 lead.
“I just came out looking to have fun with everyone and I was able to knock down some shots,” Branch said. “A lot of the players on this team knew each other, which made it even better.”
Dick Esser Plumbing responded with a 9-2 run that was capped with a long 3-pointer from Lorain’s Rose Carter. Elyria Catholic’s Sam Filiaggi put Schafer Development on top 13-9 at the end of the first quarter with four points in the final minute.
Schafer Development kept its momentum building in the second quarter.
Co-Miss Basketball winner McKenah Peters of Keystone knocked down two 3-pointers and Firelands’ Tori Grasso had three steals as the lead grew to 26-17.
“We were giving each other a hard time, which made things even better,” Grasso said. “It was really fun playing with these girls because they’re all so competitive.”
The other Miss Basketball winner, Amherst’s Sydney Roule, did all she could to keep Dick Esser Plumbing close, scoring seven points in a two-minute stretch in the second quarter.
“It was a special day and a fun game even though it didn’t go very well for us,” Roule said. “I hate being on the losing end even in an all-star game but it is what it is.”
Branch led Schafer Development with 10 points and five assists, while Grasso chipped in nine points.
Roule scored a game-high 17 points and had six rebounds.
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Rehab Consultants 34, Weed Pro 32
REHAB CONSULTANTS (34): Lauren Ackerman 1-0-3, Brittney Kmitt 0-0-0, Madison Sours 1-0-2, Hannah Torres 1-2-4, Makayla Tuck 3-0-7, Tremia Blair 4-1-9, Norae Clark 0-1-1, Malaya Simmons 2-0-4, Marcala Moore 1-0-2, Kelsey Gonos 0-2-2. Totals 13-6-34.
WEED PRO (32): Hannah Oehlstrom 4-2-14, Ebony Allgood 1-0-2, Jordan Washington 0-0-0, Torrie Shields 1-0-2, Rachel Tacchite 1-0-3, Lexi Wood 1-1-3, Olivia Walter 0-1-1, Ronni Benko 0-0-0, Jenna Copley 1-1-3, Sammie Stefan 1-0-2, Maddy Milano 1-0-2. Totals 11-5-32.
Rehab Consultants 5 16 3 10 — 34
Weed Pro 8 13 4 7 — 32
Three-point goals: Rehab Consultants 2-15 (Ackerman, Tuck), Weed Pro 5-19 (Ackerman 4, Tacchite); Free throws: Rehab Consultants 6-11 (54 percent), Weed Pro 5-12 (41 percent); Rebounds: Rehab Consultants 36, Weed Pro 31; Total fouls: Rehab Consultants 10, Weed Pro 7.
Schafer Development 61, Dick Esser Plumbing 39
DICK ESSER PLUMBING (39): Becca Tacchite 0-0-0, Rose Carter 3-0-8, Diavian Rudolph 1-0-2, Danielle Blagojevic 0-0-0, Addysen Kerr 2-3-7, Sydney Roule 6-3-17, Jayla Hall 1-0-2, Caitlyn Schnur 1-1-3. Totals 14-7-39.
SCHAFER DEVELOPMENT (61): Shaylynn Davidson 3-0-6, Madison Branch 4-0-10, Sarah Hessel 0-0-0, Dierra Hammons 2-0-5, Jessie Lee 3-1-7, Nora Hopkins 3-0-7, Sam Filiaggi 3-0-6, Tori Grasso 4-1-9, McKenah Peters 2-2-8, Sam Sparks 1-0-3. Totals 25-4-61.
Dick Esser Plumb. 13 23 17 8 — 61
Schafer Develop. 9 8 6 16 — 39
Three-point goals: Dick Esser Plumbing 4-17 (Carter 2, Roule 2), Shafer Development 7-21 (Branch 2, Hammons, Hopkins, Peters 2, Sparks); Free throws: Dick Esser Plumbing 7-17 (41 percent), Shafer Development 4-8 (50 percent); Rebounds: Dick Esser Plumbing 24, Schafer Development 35; Total fouls: Dick Esser Plumbing 5, Schafer Development 9; Turnovers: Dick Esser Plumbing 22, Schafer Development 16.