Independence's fourth-quarter rally came up short in a 68-61 loss at Cornerstone Christian in a sectional final on Friday.
Sean Register, Jr. scored 25 points to lead North to a 76-70 win at Madison and its first postseason win since 2012.
Independence played its most complete game of the year in beating visiting Black River in a sectional semifinal on Tuesday, 67-41.
Kirtland was in no mood to share the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division title and wasted little time proving it in a 57-39 win at Berkshire on Saturday.
North played with an aggressive mentality on both ends of the floor in spoiling Kirtland’s Senior Night with an 83-69 non-conference win on Thursday.
Jack Taliaferro and Landon Jatsek both scored career-highs in leading Independence to a 71-56 win over visiting Berkshire on Tuesday.
Boubacar Djigo scored a game-high 19 points in leading Lutheran West to a 62-35 win at Kirtland on Tuesday.
A change to the game plan led Cuyahoga Heights to a 56-44 win over visiting Independence in a rivalry game on Monday.
Kirtland closed out the first of two jam-packed weeks with a 2-2 record after knocking off visiting Harvey in a non-conference game on Saturday, 61-44.
Eleven Kirtland players scored in a 55-33 win over visiting Crestwood in the start of a brutal stretch for the Hornets.
North’s redemption tour this winter made another stop on Monday as the Rangers defeated visiting Andrews-Osborne, 79-58.
North topped visiting Perry, 70-64, on Saturday to secure its first home win in over a year.
Kirtland is back to .500 after defeating host Wickliffe in a Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division showdown on Saturday, 61-42.
Noah Adams scored a game-high 24 points but it wasn’t enough as North fell short against Mayfield in a Western Reserve Conference showdown on Tuesday, 70-57.
North avoided the proverbial trap game by defeating host Harvey in a non-conference game on Saturday, 55-47.
Pierce Boyd and Mason Rus each scored 11 points in leading Kirtland to a 61-60 win at Independence in a Chagrin Valley Conference crossover game on Friday.
Sean Register's last-second shot fell through the hoop at Riverside as time expired to give North its first conference win in three years.
Independence took a better late than never approach to beating visiting Normandy in a non-conference game on Tuesday, 45-44.
Kirtland defeated visiting Berkshire on Tuesday, 64-55, in a game that renewed one of the most intense rivalries in the CVC.
Kyle Zygmunt scored a game-high 29 points and the Independence Blue Devils played tight defense in a 59-43 Chagrin Valley Conference crossover win at Grand Valley on Friday.
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