Wells player of the week
WILBERFORCE — Wilberforce University’s Brittany Wells was selected as the Association of Independent Institutions Conference Player of the Week on Nov. 20. She averaged 34 points per game over the last three games, in addition to being selected to the Brevo Francis all-tournament team, with teammate Alexandria Nealy, in Rio Grande.
Wells is the first women’s basketball player to be selected as player of the week in the last three years at Wilberforce University.
Cedarville downs Lakers
CEDARVILLE — Patrick Bain fired in 24 points to lead the Cedarville Yellow Jackets to an 83-78 result over previously unbeaten Lake Superior State in the final game of the Sixth Annual Don Callan Classic, Nov. 18. Bain took over the final three minutes after the Lakers erased an 18-point deficit to take their only lead of the second half, 72-71.
The senior guard hit back-to-back three pointers, followed by a layup, for an 80-75 advantage with 1:15 left. Then, following a Lake Superior State 3-pointer to cut the difference to two, it was Bain’s assist that set up Colton Linkous’ game-clinching triple from the corner with 10 seconds to go. Bain was 4-for-6 outside the arc to go along with six assists and five rebounds.
Robert Okoro and Kwenton Scott netted 12 points apiece while Demond Parker chipped in 10 for Cedarville, 2-2. Lake Superior State drops to 3-1.
Welch honored by league
FAIRBORN — Chelsea Welch of the Wright State women’s basketball team has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week it was announced Nov. 20.
Welch, a 5-foot-9 senior guard from Kettering Fairmont, had a total of 51 points in two games as the Raiders defeated Eastern Illinois and nearly upset No. 23 Missouri. She had a career-high 36 points at Missouri, going 11 of 18 from the field and 10-of-10 from the free throw line. For the two games, she also had 11 rebounds with 12 assists and two steals. She shot 55 percent (16-29) from the field, 67 percent (4-6) from three and 15-15 from the line. Welch’s 36 points were also the most since K.C. Elkin had 37 against Valparaiso on March 8, 2014 and most by a Raider on the road since Kim Demmings’ 36 at Oakland on Feb. 18, 2014.
Xenia opens at Classic
HILLSBORO — The Xenia High School boys basketball team will open its season with a 9 p.m. contest on Friday, Dec. 1 in the Ohio Valley Hoops Classic. The Buccaneers will take on Cincinnati Princeton at Southern State College’s Patriot Center.
Princeton features Syracuse University signee Darius Bazley, the top ranked senior in Ohio and the No. 9 rated senior in the country according to ESPN.
Tickets are $10 and include three games that evening. Wilmington plays Campbell County Ky. in the game preceding Xenia. Tickets are available at the door or on the ohiovalleyhoopsclassic.com website.
Bucs in Flyin’ to the Hoop
DAYTON — Xenia High will be among the area and national teams participating in the annual Flyin’ to the Hoop Invitational basketball showcase event.
The Buccaneers are scheduled to play Olentangy Liberty at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 at James S. Trent Arena, in Kettering.
Ticket information and a complete listing of the scheduled games can be found at flyintothehoop.com.
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