Carroll completes comeback


By Steven Wright - [email protected]



Carroll senior Logan O’Bleness (25) scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Patriots to a 49-43 win against McNicholas at home on Friday.

Carroll senior Logan O’Bleness (25) scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Patriots to a 49-43 win against McNicholas at home on Friday.


Photos by Steven Wright | Greene County News

BOYS BASKETBALL SCORES

Beavercreek 86, Springfield 50

Bellbrook 72, Waynesville 48

Cedarville 56, Catholic Central 55

West Carrollton 74, Fairborn 50

Greenon 50, Greeneview 48

Dayton Christian 67, Legacy Christian 64

Xenia 48, Troy 47

DAYTON — Senior Logan O’Bleness had 25 points to carry Carroll to a comeback win on Friday.

The Patriots avenged a loss on Tuesday at McNicholas with a 49-43 victory at home to split the season series.

Trailing by as much as eight in the second half and by two through three quarters, Carroll tied the game on five different occasions in the fourth before a jumper by O’Bleness put his team up for good with 3:01 left.

“I think both teams played very good defense and it makes it hard to get points,” head coach Tim Cogan said. “I was very proud about how our kids handled their composure through that type of game to be able to finish at the end.”

Leading 46-43 in the final 20 seconds, an inbounds to Sean McKitrick saw him put the game away with a layup and foul from behind on a clear lane to the basket to seal a three-point play and the win.

“We have to play on our toes and be aggressive,” Cogan said of his team’s play. “You can’t just sit back at the three-point line and shoot, you need to be aggressive.”

McKitrick had 11 points and Michael Stefanek scored eight for Carroll (6-7, 2-4).

Tied at 22 at halftime, neither team lead by more than five in the first half and Carroll grabbed its largest at 20-16 on consecutive three-pointers by Stefanek and O’Bleness midway through the second quarter.

Carroll senior Logan O’Bleness (25) scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Patriots to a 49-43 win against McNicholas at home on Friday.
https://www.fairborndailyherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2022/01/web1_CMYKDSC_0048crop.jpgCarroll senior Logan O’Bleness (25) scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Patriots to a 49-43 win against McNicholas at home on Friday. Photos by Steven Wright | Greene County News

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By Steven Wright

[email protected]

BOYS BASKETBALL SCORES

Beavercreek 86, Springfield 50

Bellbrook 72, Waynesville 48

Cedarville 56, Catholic Central 55

West Carrollton 74, Fairborn 50

Greenon 50, Greeneview 48

Dayton Christian 67, Legacy Christian 64

Xenia 48, Troy 47

Contact Steven Wright at 937-502-4498 and follow on Twitter @Steven_Wright_.

Contact Steven Wright at 937-502-4498 and follow on Twitter @Steven_Wright_.