Multiple Teams · Lady Bears clinch first NOC Title

Girls basketball team cuts down nets after win over Strongsville

Celebrating success

Celebrating success

North Royalton’s head girls basketball coach Steffani Cicerchi presents the net to her players after the Bears clinched the Northeast Ohio Conference River Division title.

Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 9:15 am |Updated: 3:43 pm, Sat Feb 8, 2014.

By LISA GAYLE GRAYSON The Post sports writer 

The North Royalton girls basketball team captured its first Northeast Ohio Conference River Division title Feb. 4 with its win over Strongsville.

The host Bears defeated the Mustangs 56-41. The clinched North Royalton’s first conference title since 2006 and fifth in school history.

The other four came in the now-defunct Pioneer Conference.

The victory upped the Bears’ record to 16-2, 7-0 with four games to go on the regular season schedule.

Abby Miduri, Julianne Lebo and Alison Smolinski led the Bears’ scoring efforts. Miduri finished with a game-high 16 points. Lebo and Smolinski chipped in 13 and 11, respectively.