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Xenia falls to Tecumseh

NEW CARLISLE — Visiting Xenia played close to Tecumseh for three quarters, but the first quarter was another story. The host Arrows rolled out to a 28-3 lead after one quarter of play to record an eventual 73-43 girls basketball win on Monday.

Trinity Morton-Nooks led the Buccaneers (0-4) with 12 points, and Victoria Rady was next with 11. Xenia will host Riverside Stebbins on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Greater Western Ohio Conference American South Division opener for both schools.

Tecumseh’s Corinne Thomas was the game’s leading scorer, finishing with 25 points.

Patriots roll over Miamisburg

MIAMISBURG — Amanda Schroeder scored 20 points and Carroll teammate Ellie Rumme added 13 as the Patriots girls basketball team claimed a 70-39 win over host Miamisburg on Monday. Carroll’s defense limited the Vikings to three points in the first quarter, nine points in the second, and seven in the fourth. The 4-0 Patriots play at 7:15 p.m. at Bellbrook, today, Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Madison Plains rolls past Greeneview

LONDON — Dylan Caxson rolled a 299 two-game series to lead Madison Plains to a 1,857 to 1,369 win over the Greeneview Rams co-ed bowling team of Grace Lucas, Anna Willingham, Crystal Turner, Steven Ross and Adam Schornak.

Lucas led Greeneview with a 241 two-game series, and had a team high game of 126. The Rams hosted Wilmington on Tuesday. Their next contest will be Friday, Dec. 9 when they host Xenia Legacy Christian.

Bison rally past Carroll

DAYTON — After jumping ahead 11-7 after one quarter of play, Carroll was outscored 57-40 the rest of the way in Saturday’s non-league boys basketball loss to Belmont High School. Eli Ramsey scored a team-high 21 points and also led the Pats with eight rebounds. Stafford Stevens scored 10 points in the loss and T.K. Robinson finished with nine.

Carroll (0-1) was at Miamisburg on Tuesday. They will host St. Bernard Roger Bacon at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Catholic Central sinks Bulldogs in OT

YELLOW SPRINGS — Visiting Springfield Catholic Central outscored Yellow Springs 8-3 in overtime to claim Saturday’s 62-57 win. No individual statistics were available for either team. Yellow Springs (0-2) played at Greeneview on Tuesday night. They’ll host Springfield Emmanuel Christian at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.

Yellow Springs defeats Springfield

YELLOW SPRINGS — After holding a narrow four-point lead (23-19) at halftime, the host Bulldogs outscored Springfield 34-20 in the second half to claim a 57-39 girls basketball win, Saturday. No individual stats were available for Yellow Springs (2-1, 0-1 Metro Buckeye Conference), which hosts Dayton Jefferson at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8.

Carlyssa Byrd led the Wildcats with 14 points.

Bellbrook bedeviled in Brookville

BROOKVILLE — The host Brookville Blue Devils jumped out to a 27-12 halftime lead and held on for an eventual 53-35 win over Bellbrook’s boys basketball team, Friday, Dec. 2.

Brookville’s Cody Cox shared high score honors with Bellbrook’s Donnie Crouch, both of whom finished with 14 points. Crouch was the only Golden Eagle to have double-digit scoring, while Cox was joined by Dalton Stewart (13 points) and Jacob Gudorf (10).

Bellbrook (0-1, 0-1 Southwestern Buckeye League, Southwestern) plays at Eaton at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Northeastern blasts Yellow Springs

YELLOW SPRINGS — The visiting Jets outscored the host Bulldogs 28-9 in the first quarter, led 44-20 at the half, and cruised to an 81-36 win Friday night in non-league boys basketball action. No individual stats were reported. Yellow Springs (0-2) played at Greeneview on Tuesday. They will host Springfield Emmanuel Christian at 7 p.m. Friday.

Patriots remain unbeaten

KETTERING — Visiting Carroll’s girls basketball team outscored host Fairmont 11-9 in the final quarter of play to escape with a 40-39 win on Friday, Dec. 2. Amanda Schroeder led Carroll (4-0) with a game-high 17 points. Fairmont’s Madison Bartley led the Firebirds with 11. The Patriots play at Bellbrook today, Dec. 7 at 7:15 p.m.

College

Xenia trio in NAIA title game

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The University of St. Francis (Ind.) football team upset no. 3 Reinhardt (Ga.), 42-24, in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national semifinals, on Saturday Dec. 3. The win qualifies the Cougars for a spot in the 61st NAIA Football Championship title game, which will be held Dec. 17 at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Three Xenia High School graduates — freshmen Rocky James (WR), Ryan Johnson (CB) and Danny Naylor (QB) — are on the St. Francis team. The three Buccaneers graduated in 2016.

St. Francis is ranked no. 4 in the latest NAIA college football poll. The Cougars will take on no. 2-ranked Baker University (Kan.) at 6 p.m. Dec. 17. The game will also be broadcast on ESPN3.

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.

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