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Bulldogs defeat Graham

NEW PARIS Elizabeth Smith scored 30 points, Julian Roberts scored 22, while Yellow Springs teammates Gracie Price (7) and Ayanna Madison (5) combined for 12 in Wednesday’s girls basketball win over New Paris Graham. Smith actually recorded a double-double as she hauled in 14 defensive rebounds in the team’s season opening win. Yellow Springs will next host Springfield at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

Beavercreek wallops Xenia

XENIA — Beavercreek jumped out to a 32-1 lead after the first quarter and rolled to a 96-43 win Wednesday at Xenia High School. The game was just the third time in the past 12 years that a Beavercreek team had scored 90 points or more in a game.

Bailey Draughn led all scorers with 24 points, Keaira Youngblood had 17 points, Carmen Williams scored 14, and Cori Dilsavor tossed in 11 for the Beavers, now 2-0. They’ll host Cincinnati Mt. Notre Dame at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Jada Wallace led Xenia (0-3) with a 14-point, 13-rebound effort, and Trinity Morton-Nooks finished with nine points in the loss. The Buccaneers next play on Monday, Dec. 5 when they’ll host New Carlisle Tecumseh.

Skyhawks fall to Lebanon

FAIRBORN — Alex Warning scored a game-high 18 points and Warriors teammate Alexis Straw added 11 as visiting Lebanon claimed a 51-39 girls basketball win Wednesday over Fairborn.

The Skyhawks’ Evelyn Oktavec led Fairborn (0-2) with 12 points. Fairborn will host Springboro at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Baker Middle School gym.

Sports scores/news wanted

GREENE COUNTY — The Xenia Daily Gazette, Fairborn Daily Herald and Beavercreek News-Current staff cannot be at every game. Therefore we need coaches, scorekeepers and/or a dedicated parent for each sports team in Greene County to provide game scores daily. Our phone is on all the time: Dial 937-372-4444, then press the prompt for the newsroom — call and leave a message at any time. If not by phone, email us at sports@xeniagazette.com. Please include first and last names of players and your team’s overall and league record where applicable.

Upcoming events

Indians hosting Hunger Game food drive

CEDARVILLE — A food drive to offset a hunger concern in Clark and Greene Counties will culminate Friday, Dec. 2, when Springfield Emmanuel Christian Academy tips off against host Cedarville High School. The varsity boys basketball game begins at 7 p.m.

Cedarville and Emmanuel Christian are competing to see which school collects the most food for “The Hunger Game” on Dec. 2. Residents can drop off food donations at each school beginning Monday, Nov. 28, until Thursday, Dec. 1. The amount collected will be announced at the basketball game between the two rivals.

In support of the effort, Cedarville University designed T-shirts for the drive that will be sold by each school. All of the money from the sales, anticipated to be $300, will be given to their local food pantries. The food collected by Emmanuel Christian Academy will be given to the Clark County Food Pantry. Cedarville High School will donate its food to the Cedarville United Presbyterian Church food pantry.

Xenia Athletic Hall of Fame ceremonies set

XENIA — The 2016 class of inductees to the Xenia Hall of Fame will be introduced at the Jan. 13, 2017 Xenia High School boys varsity basketball game. This is the sixth class to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The 2016 Hall of Fame class — consisting of William “Bill” Wilson (track, and cross country coach 1954-‘79), Dr. David Hazel (football, track, class of 1970), Erin Hawley (swimming, 2008), Kristi Cope Elsman (soccer, basketball, 1993), Nick Ungard (golf, basketball, 1952), Richard Bennett (educator, coach, civic leader, 2016); Shawn Thigpen (basketball, track, 1993), Steve Smith (wrestling, 1988) and the 1985-‘86 XHS wrestling team — will attend the induction ceremony, which is set for 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at Faith Community United Methodist Church, 100 Country Club Dr., in Xenia.

Any community member may attend. Call Gregg Cross at 937-372-5417 to make reservations by Dec. 23.

Please send local sports news to sports@xeniagazette.com.

Please send local sports news to sports@xeniagazette.com.

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