The Rocky River boys and girls basketball teams opened their seasons with wins over West Mecklenburg on Monday, Nov. 26.
The Rocky River boys outscored West Meck 25-12 in the first half and earned coach Jason Buzzard his first win as Ravens coach, 56-50. Guards Tajj Howze (15 points) and Malik Clark (12 points) led a balanced attack that saw six Ravens tally at least five points.
The Rocky River girls, behind a strong third quarter, hung on for a 65-61 win over the Hawks. Hydeia Harvey paced the Ravens with 15 points and nine rebounds, but Simone Williams (13 points, seven rebounds) and Aliyah Hassan (11 points, 11 rebounds) also had strong performances. Jasmynn Keyes added four points and a game-high 15 rebounds.
Both squads play host to Harding on Tuesday, Dec. 4.