Now that most Cleveland Heights , the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams take center stage for the school.
Tigers guard Tyree Gaiter got a head start standing in that spotlight as the junior scored 25 points and had seven assists to lead Cleveland Heights to a non-league victory over host Canton McKinley, 62-50, on Tuesday night.
“I just let the flow of the game come to me,” Gaiter said of Cleveland Heights’ win over Canton McKinley (10-8) which had represented the Tigers’ fourth win in its last five games.
Aaron Ashley had 12 points and to join Gaiter in double figures.
After Cleveland Heights , Gaiter turned his attention to Division I sectional play. The Tigers play next Friday at Solon High School.
“We’ll turn our focus on Maple Heights or Bedford and get a good look at them, and we’ll just take it from there,” Gaiter said of Tuesday’s contest between the two schools that will determine the Tigers’ opponent.
Cody Martin had a return to form against Mentor with 20 points on Friday night. Martin said he’s been battling the flu the last three weeks and his numbers have suffered. In the last three games before Mentor, Martin had six points against Canton McKinley, five against Euclid and 12 against Warren G. Harding.
“I had like six or seven blocks against Canton McKinley,” Martin said. “I just let Tyree and the guards do all of the scoring.”
Martin was also recognized along with Ashley and Sam Collins on Senior Night before the game against Mentor.
The Cleveland Heights girls' team's playoffs continue with a Saturday noon tip against Eastlake North. Look for coverage of the game soon.