Local Sports Briefs


HIGH SCHOOL

Girls Basketball

Warriors defeat Skyhawks

Lady Hawks suffered a tough 68-24 loss to cross-town rival Huber Heights Wayne on Wednesday. Battling down the stretch, the Lady Hawks scored their highest points collectively in the fourth quarter to finish the game strong. Courtney Mustard and Kaylie Cook each scored six points; and Evelyn Oktavec finished with five, for Fairborn.The Hawks will hit hardwood again on Saturday at Butler at 1 p.m.

Beavers now 4-0

GREENVILLE — Kayla Shields scored 21 points, Michaela Rhoades added 10 while Keaira Youngblood, Cori Dilsavor and Rachel Mitchell scored eight each as Beavercreek blasted host Greenville, 80-31 on Wednesday. With wins over Miamisburg, Xenia, Springboro and now Greenville, the Beavers are now 4-0 this season. They will host Liberty Township Lakota East at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Sidney wallops Buccaneers

SIDNEY — Xenia held its own, trailing just 28-20 at halftime, but the host Yellow Jackets (3-0) outscored the Buccaneers 33-9 in the second half. Celena Taborn led Sidney with 18 points. No Xenia scorers were reported.

The Buccaneers (0-4) will next play at New Carlisle Tecumseh at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Boys Basketball

Bulldogs win on the road

SPRINGFIELD — Yellow Springs outscored 17-11 in the second quarter and held that lead the rest of the way, in Tuesday’s 51-45 win at Springfield Central Catholic Central.

Isaiah Taylor led Yellow Springs with 11 points scored, Kaner Butler and Devon Perry scored 10 points each, and Ethan Dewine tossed in nine points in the win.

The Bulldogs will enjoy their home opener at 7 p.m. Friday when they’ll host Springfield Emmanuel Christian.

Tough 2nd quarter costs Ambassadors

CARLISLE — The host Carlisle Indians outscored Xenia Christian by a 25-4 margin in the second quarter of Tuesday’s game at Carlisle High. Carlisle stretched its 41-20 halftime lead in the second half to claim a 72-44 win.

Ashton Burke was the lone Ambassador to finish the game with double-figure scoring. He led the team with 15 points.

Xenia Christian will play at Dayton Christian at 7 p.m. Friday.

Patriots sink Oakwood

OAKWOOD — D.J. Sommers scored 16 points, T.K. Robinson tossed in 13 points, Jared Kieninger scored a dozen and Beau Austin got on the scoreboard with three as visiting Carroll High defeated Oakwood, 56-41 on Tuesday. Carroll led 33-16 at halftime.

The Patriots hit the road on Friday. They play at Cincinnati Roger Bacon tonight at 7:30 p.m.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Warner falls to Centerville

Xenia Warner’s eighth grade boys basketball team lost at Centerville Black, 35-31, Thursday. Blake Carson led the Bucs with 11 points. Leo Howard added 10, Gavin Gerhardt four, and Cameron McFarland, Nate Saner, and Trent Jordan each scored two.

EVENTS

Xenia Hall induction celebrations set

XENIA — The Xenia Athletic Hall of Fame for the class of 2015 induction ceremony will consist of two parts: the introduction of the Class of 2015 at the XHS basketball game on Friday Night, Dec. 4, and the induction ceremony and dinner AT 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 at Faith Community Methodist Church.

Outstanding athletes and others being honored are Lawrence Dudgeon from the Class of 1987, Jeff Huffmon-1984, Bret Jones-1999, Dave Reasons-1981, Billy Shields-1943, Monica West-1983, Coach Steve Harris-1982-2006, Community Volunteer Mack Bottorff-1961, and the 1992 State Soccer Final Four Team coached by Pat Marrinan and Mark Rinehart.

WWE Smackdown coming to Nutter Center

FAIRBORN — Wright State University will be the site of a WWE Smackdown professional wrestling event, starting at 7 p.m., Jan. 21 at the Ervin J. Nutter Center.

Roman Reigns, Sheamus, Kane, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt & The Wyatt Family, The USOs and others are expected to be on the fight card.

Tickets, starting at $15, are on sale at the Nutter Center, Ticketmaster.com, area Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at 800-745-3000.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send your sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send your sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com.

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