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Panthers topple Fairborn

SPRINGBORO — Nick Pluta scored 24 points and Trey Varinsky added 18 to lead host Springboro to a 64-52 boys basketball win, Tuesday, over Fairborn. No individual statistics were available for the Skyhawks. Fairborn (0-2) led 41-39 after three quarters of play, but the Panthers outscored the Skyhawks 25-11 in the final eight minutes of play.

Fairborn plays at Trotwood-Madison at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.

Beavers double up W. Carrollton

BEAVERCREEK — Host Beavercreek jumped out to a 22-12 lead after the first quarter of play and pulled away from the West Carrollton Pirates the rest of the way, in Tuesday’s 60-29 boys basketball win. Cedric Baldwin led the Beavers (2-0) with 19 points scored; Peyton Young finished with 14 points and nine rebounds.

Beavercreek will host Springfield in a Greater Western Ohio Conference National East matchup of undefeated teams at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.

Carroll bowlers fall to Knights

DAYTON — Fifty three pins separated host Carroll (2-1) from Kettering Alter in Tuesday’s Greater Catholic League Co-Ed North boys bowling match at Poelking Lanes Wilmington. Led by a quartet of bowlers who rolled two-game series of 315 or higher, Alter (2-0) came away with a 2,390 to 2,337 win.

Jacob Schoening led Carroll with a match-high 467 two-game series with a high game of 267. Three other Patriots bowlers tossed two-game series of 300 or higher: Joshua Goodpaster rolled a 359, while Daniel Hebert and Mitch Weitz rolled two-game series of 305 and 300 respectively. Carroll will host Chaminade Julienne in another GCL Co-ed North contest at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at Poelking Wilmington.

Knights defeat Carroll girls

DAYTON — Brittney Blaschek led Carroll’s girls bowling team with a 296 two-game series, but visiting Kettering Alter rolled away with a 1,942 to 1,337 girls bowling match win in the Greater Catholic League Co-Ed North. Carroll (0-3, 0-2 GCL North) will host Chaminade Julienne on Thursday.

Patriots edge Miamisburg

MIAMISBURG — The visiting Carroll Patriots outscored Miamisburg 6-4 in overtime to claim a 61-59 boys basketball win, Tuesday at Miamisburg High School. T.K. Robinson led the Pats in scoring, and tied Miamisburg’s Duncan Hall for game-high honors, with 16 points. Stafford Stevens finished with 14 points for Carroll, and Jack Seltsam finished with 10 in the win.

Carroll (1-1) will host St. Bernard Roger Bacon at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9.

LCA throttles Jefferson

JEFFERSON TWP. — Rachel Sweeney scored 22 points and the Xenia Legacy Christian Knights bashed Jefferson Township, 64-24, Tuesday in a non-league girls basketball game. LCA led 35-9 at halftime. After a season opening road loss to Waynesville, LCA (4-1) has now won four straight. They’ll host Dayton Christian in their first Metro Buckeye League battle of the season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8.Knights edge Broncos

JEFFERSON TWP. — Visiting Legacy Christian Academy broke a 42-all tie after three quarters of play, by outscoring the host Jefferson Broncos, 25-13, in the final stanza. The result was a 67-55 Knights boys basketball win, Tuesday night. Ashton Burke led LCA (2-0) with 17 points, Keano Hammerstrom scored 15, Austin Frueh tossed in a dozen points and

Erik Uszynski also got into double figures with 11 points. The Knights will host Dayton Christian at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9

Rams defeat Yellow Springs

JAMESTOWN — The host Greeneview Rams boys basketball team jumped out in front 21-9 after the first quarter and held a 38-19 lead at halftime in Tuesday’s non-league contest at Greeneview High. Individual stats from the game were not available for the Bulldogs (0-3). Ethan Bradds led Greeneview with a 30-point effort, Schneider finished with 14 and Clevenger added 13 for the Rams (2-0), who play at Springfield Northeastern on Friday. Yellow Springs will host Springfield Emmanuel Christian at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.

Knights bowlers defeat Newton

XENIA — Andrew Short rolled a team-high 274 two-game series to lead the Legacy Christian Academy boys bowling team (1-1) to a 1,527 to 951 win Monday over Pleasant Hill Newton. The Knights team of Short, Michael Fisher, Ian Oliver, Tyler Castle and Jacob Black combined for a Baker Game two-game series of 315. LCA bowls against Greeneview at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at Royal Z Lanes in Wilmington.

Beavercreek bests Lakota East

LIBERTY TWP. — Keaira Youngblood led Beavercreek with an 11-point effort, while Lexi Moore, Haley Hutchins and Taylor Steingbrunner each scored eight, in Monday’s 45-25 girls basketball win over Lakota East. Beavercreek (3-1) played at Springfield on Wednesday. They’ll open up Greater Western Ohio Conference National East Division action with a 1 p.m. Saturday home game against Huber Heights Wayne.

Fairborn swimmers 7th in opener

DAYTON — The men’s and women’s Skyhawk swim teams competed in Carroll’s sprint invitational to start off the season. The swimmers got the team off to a great start and had strong performances to get the season started.

The women’s team was led in points by freshman Mallory Shroyer, who scored in both the 100-yard individual medley and 50 butterfly. The men’s team was led by freshman Sam Parnell, performing well in the 50 freestyles and butterfly.

The Skyhawks resume competition at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 against Oakwood and Yellow Springs. The event will be held at the Dayton Raiders Aquatic Center, 560 Grange Hall Road in Beavercreek.

Golden Eagles win over Eaton

EATON — After shooting poorly in their season opening loss to defending Division IV state champion Waterford, the Bellbrook girls basketball team continues to improve with each game. With all 10 girls scoring, the Golden Eagles cruised to a 77-35 victory in their first Southwestern Buckeye League, Southwestern Division game of the season, Thursday, Dec. 1. Junior Cassidy Hofacker led the Bellbrook scoring with 19 points, and senior Stephanie Dorn chipped in with 12. Bellbrook (2-1) hohsted Carroll, Wednesday night.

Sports scores/news wanted

GREENE COUNTY — The Xenia Daily Gazette, Fairborn Daily Herald and Beavercreek News-Current staff cannot be at every game. Therefore we need coaches, scorekeepers and/or a dedicated parent for each sports team in Greene County to provide game scores daily. Our phone is on all the time: Dial 937-372-4444, then press the prompt for the newsroom — call and leave a message at any time. If not by phone, email us at sports@xeniagazette.com. Please include first and last names of players and your team’s overall and league record where applicable.

Upcoming events

Xenia Athletic Hall of Fame ceremonies set

XENIA — The 2016 class of inductees to the Xenia Hall of Fame will be introduced at the Jan. 13, 2017 Xenia High School boys varsity basketball game. This is the sixth class to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The 2016 Hall of Fame class — consisting of William “Bill” Wilson (track, and cross country coach 1954-‘79), Dr. David Hazel (football, track, class of 1970), Erin Hawley (swimming, 2008), Kristi Cope Elsman (soccer, basketball, 1993), Nick Ungard (golf, basketball, 1952), Richard Bennett (educator, coach, civic leader, 2016); Shawn Thigpen (basketball, track, 1993), Steve Smith (wrestling, 1988) and the 1985-‘86 XHS wrestling team — will attend the induction ceremony, which is set for 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at Faith Community United Methodist Church, 100 Country Club Drive. Any community member may attend. Call Gregg Cross at 937-372-5417 to make reservations by Dec. 23.

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