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HIGH SCHOOL

Boys Basketball

Xenia wins on the road

DAYTON — Rocky James scored 23 points, Danny Naylor added 12 while Ray James and Ryan Johnson added 11 points each in Tuesday’s 65-62 Xenia Buccaneers win over Dayton Belmont.

No stats were provided by Belmont.

Xenia (3-0) will host Lebanon at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Patriots fall to Purcell Marian

RIVERSIDE — Beau Austin led Carroll with an 18-point night, but visiting Purcell Marian outscored the Patriots 23-12 in the final quarter to claim a 58-49 win Tuesday night at Carroll High School.

T.K. Robinson and Stafford Stevens each scored seven points for Carroll and Jared Kieninger added six in the loss. Carroll (4-1, 1-1 Greater Catholic League Co-Ed) will host Kettering Alter at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Vikings hand Bellbrook a loss

MIAMISBURG — A trio of Miamisburg Vikings finished in double-figure scoring to lead the hosts to a 65-47 win Monday over Bellbrook. Miamisburg jumped out to a 10-point lead after the first quarter of play, then slowly pulled away. No statistics were reported by Bellbrook.

Tyler Sidenstick led the Vikings with 18 points, Kort Justice scored 16 and Tyler Johnson came off the bench to score 10.

Troy overshadows Lilley’s career night

TROY — Fairborn junior guard Branden Lilley scored a career-high 39 points to lead all scorers with 39 points, but host Troy outscored the Skyhawks 14-9 in the final quarter of play to record a 54-53 win Tuesday night.

Romello Yaqub led Troy with 17 points.

Fairborn (1-1) hosts Miamisburg at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Baker Middle School.

Other Scores:

Stebbins 76, Greenon 50

COLLEGE

Women’s Basketball

Raiders roll past Cincinnati Christian

FAIRBORN — Six players scored in double figures as the Wright State women’s basketball team rolled to a 107-44 win over Cincinnati Christian Tuesday afternoon as part of Education and Hoops Day at WSU’s Nutter Center.

The Raiders finished with a 70-30 rebounding edge, falling just two short of the single-game team rebound record of 72 set against Sinclair on January 10, 1978.

Lexi Smith posted career highs in points (20) and rebounds (14) as the sophomore forward came off the bench to record her first double-double of the season and third in her career. Five other WSU players reached double figures as Mackenzie Taylor also had 20 off the bench while Emily Vogelpohl had 14, Richelle van der Keijl and Kim Demmings 12 each and Antania Hayes 10.

Wright State (8-2) visits Eastern Kentucky at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13.

CSU falls to Claflin

WILBERFORCE — A four game home stand came to a disappointing end for the Central State women’s basketball team in a 73-44 loss to the Lady Panthers of Claflin University on Monday night.

With the victory, Claflin remains undefeated in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play with a 3-0 mark. The Panthers are 6-3 overall heading into Saturday’s home game against Eckerd College. CU had five players finish in double figures, led by Dominique Williams’ 16-point performance.

CSU, which hit just 16 of 63 field goal attempts, had no players finish with higher than eight points on Monday night.

Central State heads into the holiday break with an overall record of 3-5 with a 1-2 ledger in conference play. The Lady Marauders return to action on Jan. 2 against Albany State in Albany, Ga.

Men’s Basketball

Marauders rally to first win

WILBERFORCE — Central State used a late second half surge to earn its first win of 2015 in a 63-57 result against Claflin University on Monday night.

Sterling Gilmore set the pace for CSU with 16 points, including a perfect 10-of-10 performance from the free throw line. Jeremy Brown finished with 14 points, five rebounds and four steals. Hosie Smith, Jr. kept the Marauders in the game early as he scored nine of his 13 points in the first half. Smith also accumulated a game-high 10 rebounds in the win.

As a team, CSU shot a season best 79.2% from the line compared to Claflin’s lackluster 52% conversion rate. The Marauders also capitalized on Claflin’s miscues, scoring 21 points off of turnovers.

Claflin was held to their second lowest point total this season. Patrell Rogers and Adolph Caldwell accounted for 17 points apiece but no other Panther eclipsed double-figures as the team dropped to 3-6 overall and 0-3 in SIAC play.

Central State (1-4, 1-2 SIAC) will have a week to prepare for its trip to play West Liberty University. The Hilltoppers (5-0) are currently the top ranked team in the NCAA Div. II polls. The Marauders go for the upset at 7:30 p.m. next Wednesday.

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

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

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