Local Sports Briefs



Xenia hosting state semifinal game

XENIA — Doug Adams Stadium, in Xenia, will play host to the only state high school football game between undefeated teams at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The Division V state semifinal game between Coldwater (13-0) and Wheelersburg (13-0) will determine who will advance to play in the state championship game in Columbus the following week.

In the final 2015 Associated Press regular season high school football poll, Coldwater finished the season as the unanimous choice as the state’s top-ranked team with all 23 first-place votes from a panel of statewide sportswriters; Wheelersburg was ranked second.

The winner will take on the Milan Edison (12-1, ranked sixth in the final poll) or Wooster Triway (9-3, unranked) in the state championship game.

According to the Ohio High School Athletic Association: “The schedule for the Division II, III, V and VII state championship games will be announced on the OHSAA’s twitter page at approximately 11 p.m. on Nov. 28. One of those four divisions will play its state final on Thursday, Dec. 3, with the other three playing on Friday, Dec. 4. The schedule for the Division I, IV and VI state championship games will be announced at approximately 10:30 PM on Nov. 29, with all three of those games set for Saturday, Dec. 5.

Girls Basketball

Carroll falls in Sunday opener

REYNOLDSBURG — A slow start kept the Carroll Patriots behind perennial post season power Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown on the scoreboard throughout during Sunday’s girls high school basketball season opener at the Gary West Memorial Tip-Off Classic. Hathaway Brown won Sunday’s afternoon contest, 53-46.Ellie Rumme led the Patriots (0-1) with 17 points and five rebounds. Morgan King also got into double-figure scoring with 11 points. Carroll plays today at 7:30 p.m. Miami Valley.

Skyhawks grounded by Stebbins

RIVERSIDE — Lady Hawks played hard in their opener at Stebbins, but could not overcome an early deficit. As the Hawks battled back, bright spots were displayed by freshman Evelyn Oktavec (eight points, five rebounds) and junior Jana Brown-Griffith (11 points, 10 rebounds).

Bryanna Bransford led Stebbins with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while teammate Mackenzie Lingg finished with 17 points.

Fairborn hosted Clayton Northmont on Monday night. They’ll return to the court after Thanksgiving break, Monday, Nov. 30 at Springfield.


Demmings named Player of the Week, twice

INDIANAPOLIS — Senior guard Kim Demmings of the Wright State women’s basketball team was selected as both the College Sports Madness High Mid-Major and Horizon League Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 22, it was announced on Monday.

Demmings (Richmond, Ind.) averaged 25.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and four assists over three games while shooting 37 percent from the field, 30 percent from three-point range and 78 percent at the foul line.

In a 73-68 win at Kent State on Nov. 17, Demmings posted a double-double as she scored 26 points and tied a career high with 14 rebounds. The Raiders rallied from a seven-point deficit by outscoring the Golden Flashes 16-4 over the final 3:28, with Demmings scoring 10 of those points. She also dished out six assists.

WSU then posted a 92-65 victory over Lipscomb in the home opener on Nov. 19, led by Demmings’ second straight double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds. She connected on 10 of 22 shots in that game, including four of 12 three-pointers, and had two assists.

The 27 points against Lipscomb gave Demmings 2,057 for her career, allowing her to pass Jodi Martin (2,055 points from 1979-83) as Wright State’s all-time leading scorer.

In a 77-56 home win over Austin Peay on Nov. 21, Demmings scored 24 points and had eight rebounds along with four assists and two steals.

Through games of Nov. 22, Demmings is third in Division I with 104 points and third with a 26.0 scoring average. She is also 19th in double-doubles with two and 37th in three-pointers made per game at 3.25.

College Sports Madness High Mid-Major conferences are the Atlantic 10, Colonial, Conference USA, Horizon, Mid-American, Missouri Valley, Mountain West and West Coast.

Wright State (3-1) has a busy week ahead. The Raiders head to Cedar Park, Texas, for the Lone Star Showcase over the weekend, taking on Iowa (Thursday, noon Eastern), Houston (Friday, noon Eastern) and George Washington (Saturday, 2:30 Eastern).

Bond named SIAC Player of the Week

WILBERFORCE — The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has named Central State guard Jordyn Bond the conference Player of the Week.

Bond appeared in three games last week and averaged 19.6 points per contest. Bond, a 5-10 senior from Detroit, Mich., also averaged 9.3 rebounds. Bond finished with 22 points against West Chester, 11 points in a 48-46 win over Kentucky Wesleyan, and 26 against Lindsey Wilson.

In four games this season, Bond is averaging 19.8 points and 8.6 rebounds. Bond and the Lady Marauders will host Slippery Rock University at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Marauders fall in double OT

COLUMBIA, Ky. – A hot start and a solid finish led the Blue Raiders of Lindsey Wilson to a 96-92 double overtime victory over the Central State Lady Marauders on Saturday afternoon.

LWC, which improved to 5-1 overall, was led by Chanel Roberts’ 26-point performance. Roberts finished the game shooting a perfect 10 for 10 from the field.

Jordyn Bond led CSU in scoring for the fourth straight game with 26 points. She also grabbed 13 rebounds and two steals despite the loss. Kourtni Perry finished with 24 points and a game-high 15 rebounds. Ghameerah McCullers chipped in with 12 points, three rebounds and three assists.

Falling to 1-3 on the season, the Lady Marauders have a week to prepare for their home opener next Saturday against Slippery Rock University (3-1). The action will tip-off at 2 p.m. from Beacom/Lewis Gymnasium in Wilberforce.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send sports information to: [email protected].

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