Saturday, May 7, 2011
From basketball to report cards, this Whiz Kid is a true MVP.
Westlake kids do amazing things every day, and each week at Westlake Patch, we're going to be featuring child, teenager, club or team that really shines. Whiz Kid: Jason Labroo School: Westlake High School, senior Accomplishments: Jason has accomplished much in the way of basketball in both his junior and senior years, being named team captain and MVP as well as receiving several awards including the Coaches Award and First Place Bank Student Athlete Award. He has also been recognized for his talents on the school baseball team. Academically, Jason is a member of the National Honor Society and maintains a spot on the high honor roll because of his excellent grades. Jason plans to attend The Ohio State University, but he hasn't yet …
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
LaBroo, Gase and Guirguis combine for 35 points in losing game.
The Westlake boys basketball team lost its Division I regional tournament game at Midview High School against North Ridgeville on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Danny Montgomery, 47-44, on Tuesday night. Westlake's (11-10) trio of Jason LaBroo, Grant Gase, and Andrew Guirguis combined for 35 points, with Gase tallying 15. Both LaBroo and Guirguis added 10 for the Demons. North Ridgeville's Montgomery not only had the game winner, but scored a game-high 23 points. Ranger teammate Mark Szylakowski added 13 points in the victory. North Ridgeville (13-8) will play Brunswick on Friday at Midview High School at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Demons outscored down stretch, 22-5, in 67-53 home loss
The faster the Westlake High School boys basketball team fired up shots, the farther they fell behind Tuesday night. The result was a stunning 67-53 loss to Lakewood, which outscored the Demons 22-5 over the final six minutes. "We just rushed everything," coach Bob Patton said after the Demons dropped to 10-9 on the season. "There was no real reason for it. We didn't take particularly bad shots, we just took them too soon. "It is fine to want to push the ball, to get out and run, but you have to do it smartly. You have to be under control." That's how Westlake played in the first half to open a 32-25 lead. "We forced the tempo in the first half by playing sound defense," Patton said. "The momentum changed in the third quarter. We regrouped…
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Senior Jason LaBroo scores 17 points in victory.
The Westlake High School boys varsity basketball team was victorious over the hosting Midpark Meteors, 39-31, on Friday night. Senior Jason LaBroo scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Demons (10-8, 9-4 in the Southwestern Conference). He only needed 6 points to put him at 200 points for the season. Junior Grant Gase added 10 points for Westlake. Junior Kyle Heineke and senior Cody Shimell each scored 10 points to pace the Meteors (5-13, 1-11 SWC). In junior varsity action, Westlake topped Midpark, 41-30. The Demons' next game is at home against Lakewood on Tuesday night.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Demons' Jason Labroo leads team with 16 points in losing effort.
Danny Montgomery scored 12 of his game-high 31 points in the first quarter and made two key free throws late in the game to give North Ridgeville a hard-fought 54-50 non-conference win over Westlake on Tuesday night. Westlake (4-6) trailed by 12 points before staging a late run to close the deficit to two late in the fourth quarter. But they would not get any closer. Montgomery, at the foul line, made both free throws with 8.7 seconds left to seal the win for the Rangers (6-5). The Demons committed 14 turnovers in the first half and were down 28-20 at the break. "It's been an issue all year, they played man to man defense and chucked the ball all over the place in the first half," said Westlake coach Bob Patton. "We wanted to pressure a …
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Westlake's senior guard is team's all-time leading three-point shooter; counted on leading youthful squad.
What Westlake senior guard Jason LaBroo wants more than anything this year is to recapture that silky-smooth shooting touch he had last year, and the year before. As a junior, LaBroo (6-foot-3) was a first-team all Southwest Conference selection after averaging 15 points a game and shooting close to 60 percent from beyond the 3-point line. This year, LaBroo and the Demons are 3-4 and LaBroo is averaging 13 points. He knows there is one area that needs improvement and it's what he does best -- shooting from the outside. ''As far as pure shooting, I just need to practice more and try to get out of this funk as quickly as possible,'' said LaBroo. ''The more I practice and the more I start making shots, the more confidence I'll get.'' Westlake…
Jason LaBroo is on target to lead scoring this season.
Westlake senior guard Jason LaBroo is a three-point shooter who is being counted on to lead the Demons this season. Last year, he averaged 15 points per game and shot nearly 60 percent from beyond the three-point line. He's on pace to do it again this year and shared some thoughts with Patch's David Lee Morgan: Westlake Patch: What is the craziest thing you've ever done? Jason LaBroo: I put my hand inside a giraffe's mouth once in some type of Safari down in Florida. Westlake Patch: Who is your favorite athlete and why? LaBroo: Michael Jordan because he works hard all the time. He was the best at what he did because of hard work. Westlake Patch: What's the best advice you've gotten so far in your athletic career? LaBroo: You should …