Golden Eagles win opener
EATON — The Bellbrook High School girls varsity basketball team opened its season Nov. 30 at Eaton with a rather impressive win over the Eaton Eagles, 74-27. With a relatively young starting line up, the Eagles were paced by their senior captain Cassidy Hofacker who scored 23 points in limited playing time as coach Jason Tincher was able to get all of his players substantial playing time. Also scoring in double figures were junior Maren Freudenschuss with 13 points, junior Olivia Greathouse with 12 and sophomore Brooklyn Hall with 10. The Eagles’ stifling defense forced numerous turnovers.
Things get tougher in a hurry as the Eagles have their first home game Saturday night against their rivals from Valley View, a team that is expected be much improved over last years team. Reserve game Saturday is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Greeneview bowlers swept
GREENEVIEW — Greenon swept a boys and girls bowling match against Greeneview Nov. 30. The Greeneview boys lost, 2234-1752, while the girls lost, 1906-1288.
Greeneview’s Brysten Boiser rolled 127 and 178 for a team-leading 305 series. Adam Schornak rolled 142 and 146 for a 288 series.
Anna Willingham had games of 97 and 112 to lead Greeneview’s girls with a 209 series.
Fairborn seventh loses opener
FAIRBORN — Emily Baumgardner scored eight points to lead the Fairborn girls seventh grade basketball team in a 31-18 loss to visiting Smith Middle School. Rylee Hensley added four points. The team is coached by Cortney Wiggins.
Lady Marauders win again
WILBERFORCE — Central State University’s women’s basketball team won its fifth straight game and improved to 6-2 overall with a 69-46 win over Lane, Nov. 30.
Takyra Gilbert led all scorers with 24 points including back-to-back 3-pointers during a game-deciding 13-2 run in the third quarter. Falon Edwards added 13 points and six rebounds, while Destinee Russell had 12 rebounds and six steals in her first start.
CSU led 16-10 after one and 33-24 at halftime.
“We came out a little slow tonight,” assistant coach Lewis Shine said. “We will watch film and emphasize playing with more consistency moving forward.”
CSU is 3-0 in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and leads the conference in scoring (79.1 per game), assists (13.5 per game), offensive rebounding (18 per game), and steals (13.8 per game).
The Marauders host LeMoyne-Owen at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.
CSU men win
WILBERFORCE — Chris Scott scored 24 points and had nine rebounds and two blocks to lead Central State’s men’s basketball team to a 70-58 win over Lane.
The Marauders led 32-21 at halftime and cruised to their third win in seven games. Davone Daniels added 14 points and six rebounds for Central State, 2-1, in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic C onference.
CSU forced 16 turnovers and outscored LC, 20-12, in points off turnovers. The CSU bench outscored LC, 19-11.
“Tonight was another tough conference battle and I am proud of the way our guys competed,” coach Joseph Price said. “This is a quality win against a very talented team. We just have to continue to build off tonight and continue to get better.”
The Marauders conclude a five-game home stand at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 when they host LeMoyne-Owen.
Cedarville women top Wilberforce
CEDARVILLE — Four scored double figures for Cedarville University in an 84-43 win over Wilberforce, Nov. 30.
The host Yellow Jackets led 24-9 after the first quarter and 43-20 at halftime en route to their fifth win in six games. Regina Hochstetler scored 16 points, while Baylee Bennett added 14 for Cedarville. Stevie Johnting scored 12, while Taylor Buckley added 11. Breanne Watterworth had a game-high 11 rebounds.
Cedarville had a 25-6 advantage in points off turnovers, and a 28-16 lead in points in the paint.
Alexandra Shealey had 19 points and nine rebounds for 4-5 Wilberforce.
XHS Hall of Fame
XENIA — David Adkins, Mike Anderson, Peanut Bottorff, John Cowens, Terry Hedges, Tom Hudson, Skip Smith, Paul Storey, Mark Wingard and the 1965 XHS cross country team will make up the 2017 class of the Xenia High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
The 2017 class marks the seventh to be inducted into the Xenia Hall of Fame.
The six athletes, coach, two contributing community members and the 1965 cross country team will be recognized during the Xenia High School boys basketball game against Stebbins, set for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off Friday, Dec. 8 at the high school.
An induction ceremony will take place starting at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Faith Community Methodist Church, 100 Country Club Drive. The Xenia community is invited to attend. Call Gregg Cross at 937-372-5417 before Friday, Dec. 1 to make reservations.
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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