We have wrestling and basketball on the brain this week. Lets cut to the chase. Here is this week’s Go Figure!
Number of times Edison senior Brady Barnett has been in the finals of the individual state wrestling tournament. He finished second as a sophomore and second as a junior before finally capturing that elusive state championship as a senior on Saturday.
Number of career wins for Barnett who is No. 2 in Edison history in that category. He is behind Cleveland State wrestler Evan Cheek who has 214-career wins.
Number of single-season wins for Barnett during his senior year tying him for the most wins in a single season with Creek.
Number of times St. Paul’s Derek Gross found himself in the state wrestling tournament during his career. He is the only 4-time state qualifier in St. Paul history and finished third at this year’s tournament.
Gross’s senior year record after losing his only match during the semifinals of the state tournament. Gross went on to win the rest of his matches for a third place finish. It was the first time Gross won the final match of his season.
The record of Norwalk Abdullah Silmi coming into the state wrestling tournament. Silmi defeated the projected state champion in the quarterfinals before dropping a heartbreaker in the semifinals. He finished third.
Number of area boys’ basketball players who were named to the All-Firelands Conference teams on Monday. New London and South Central led the way with four players nominated from each team. St. Paul was the only school with two first-team selections.
16, 12, 4, 2
The stat line for Firelands Conference Player of the Year Ryan Lane who averaged 16.2 points, 12.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.3 steals per game this season.
Number of players who scored in double-figures for the Western Reserve Roughriders in their win over Clear Fork in the district semifinals.
Number of times Western Reserve and Edison met in the district finals in the last two seasons. Edison won both games claiming two consecutive district championships.
If you see an interesting number from a high school sporting event, send it to [email protected] and you could see it used in next week’s Go Figure!