CU sprints by Ohio Christian
CEDARVILLE — Ten players contributed offensively and the Cedarville University Lady Jackets overwhelmed Ohio Christian, 80-47, in a non-conference women’s college basketball game played Nov. 21 in the Callan Athletic Center.
Cedarville (3-1) scored the first seven points of the game and raced out to a 19-6 margin by the end of the first quarter. It was a 38-17 bulge at halftime and a 65-34 spread through three quarters, thanks to 54 percent shooting from the field. Additionally, the Jackets were 10-for-18 from behind the arc after 30 minutes of play.
Breanne Watterworth produced another double-double by totaling 14 points and 11 rebounds. Ashlyn Huffman tallied season-highs of 13 points and five assists, while Taylor Buckley added 12 points. Both players came off the bench. Kaitlyn Holm dished out a game-high six assists and Regina Hochstetler had five.
CU women play again at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27 at the Callan Athletic Center against the University of Indianapolis Greyhounds.
Gilbert newcomer of the week
ATLANTA — Central State University women’s basketball guard Takyra Gilbert has been named the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s (SIAC) Newcomer of the Week.
A transfer from Cincinnati State Community College, Gilbert has proved to be a premier scorer throughout the first two weeks of the season. Gilbert led Central State to a 2-1 record last week while averaging 17.6 points, four assists and 2.7 steals per game. She was the top scorer in two games, including a team-high 18 points in CSU’s 73-66 loss to Cedarville. She added 16 points and five assists to help CSU pull out an 82-77 victory over Winston-Salem State before tallying a team-best 19 points, six rebounds and five assists in the win over Saint Augustine’s, 88-73.
Gilbert is the first CSU player to consecutively earn SIAC Newcomer of the Week honors since the school joined the SIAC in 2015. Gilbert is second on the team in scoring (16.4 points per game) and steals (2.1 steals per game).
The Marauders begin conference play at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25 when they host Albany State.
Xenia opens at OVC
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, led by junior Samari Curtis who is considered by the tournament as the pre-season fourth ranked junior in Ohio, 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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