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Many coaches will tell you the signs of success are not necessarily displayed in


wins and losses, but in how a team has improved over the course of a season.

The Lake Flyers were 3-9 overall, 1-5 in the Suburban Lakes League heading into the Jan. 28 conference game at Elmwood. That virtually puts them out of the league race nearly halfway through the season.

However, in Lake’s last two league games the Flyers had a chance to defeat two of the SLL’s top contenders.

At Eastwood (7-4, 5-1), Lake had the lead with three minutes to go. But a Flyer turnover translated into a 3-point play at Eastwood’s end, and the Eagles took a two-point lead. Lake did get a couple more chances with the basketball.

“We had two good 3-point looks, and we could not knock either one of them down,” second-year coach James Scharer said.

Down 39-37 with six seconds to go, Lake was forced to foul and the Eagles closed the deal to take a 41-37 victory.

Three days later at Genoa, Lake came back from 18 points down to pull to within three with 32 seconds remaining. Yet, the Comets came away with a 57-51 victory.


Forget all about the great American Boston Tea Party of December 16, 1773.


Instead, remember Saturday, January 16, 2010.

That date will forever go down as the "G-Town 3-Party," during which Genoa (7-4, 4-2 Suburban Lakes League) poured in 11 three-pointers during a 79-42 non-league win over Cardinal Stritch.

That included one by senior guard Nolan Eli late, one by junior post player Luke Sutter early, and two back-to-back by Eric Schimming in the waning ticks. 

Meanwhile, junior shooting guard "Steamin" Stephen Clark fired a  ridiculous 7-of-10 from three-point land for a career-high 22 points.

"This was the best perimeter shooting display in a game by a Genoa Comet that I've seen in all the years that I've been here," said Coach Jeff Overmyer, the dean of SLL coaches with 10 campaigns nearly under his belt.

Clark’s seven treys shot down longstanding school records for three-pointers set by both Jimmy Plantz in the 1988-89 season and Nate Mollenhauer in 1993-94. Plantz knocked down six treys against both Rossford and Otsego, and Mollenhauer hit six versus the Knights.


Genoa basketball coach Jeff Overmyer and Eastwood coach Todd Henline both


expect a better basketball game when the two teams meet for their second go-around.

On December 11, one would have thought gridiron coaches Mike Vicars and Jerry Rutherford were in charge, and the game was being played at Freedom Field or Comet Stadium. The Eagles managed a 52-48 victory in a physical battle on their home court.

“It was very rugged,” Henline said. “Both of us looked like we were coming off of football season. We weren’t really in basketball mode yet.” 

Overmyer, the dean of SLL coaches, promises basketball fans will see a different game when the two teams clash on the Comet’s court this Thursday.



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