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Maya Dunson (25) of Huber Heights Wayne drives against Beavercreek senior Braelyn Bean, during Saturday’s Greater Western Ohio Conference, Central Division thriller in Beavercreek. Wayne needed two overtimes to claim a 53-52 win.


HIGH SCHOOL

Girls Basketball

Beavercreek takes Wayne to overtime

BEAVERCREEK — Host Beavercreek gave state-ranked Huber Heights Wayne all they could handle in Saturday’s Greater Miami Conference, Central Division battle. Wayne, the state’s eighth-ranked team in Division I, needed overtime to escape with a 53-52 win.

Keaira Youngblood had 14 points for Beavercreek and Alexa Low added 12 in the loss. Wayne did not report any individual stats to the GWOC website.

Beavercreek (13-5, 4-2 GWOC Central) plays at Centerville at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The two teams are currently tied for second place in the GWOC Central division. Wayne leads the GWOC Central with a 17-1, 6-0 record.

Skyhawks lose to Miamisburg

MIAMISBURG — Host Miamisburg defeated Fairborn, 62-30, Saturday afternoon in a Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser game. Teams wore pink uniforms and fans supported the cause by wearing pink as well. The Vikings outscored Fairborn 31-8 in the third quarter to pull away.

Rylie Parkhurst led Miamisburg with 21 points, and teammates Sha’mya Leigh and Kirah Pringle scored 10 points each.

Kaylie Cook led Fairborn with 10 points, and Evelyn Oktavec added eight.

Fairborn (4-12, 1-4 Greater Western Ohio Conference, South Division) hosted Xenia in a makeup game, Monday night.

Buccaneers beaten at home

XENIA — Ella Welsh and Trinity Morton led Xenia with 10 points scored apiece, but visiting Lebanon held the Bucs team to five points or less in the first three quarters of play, to claim a 44-29 Greater Western Ohio Conference, South Division win on Saturday. Welsh earned a double-double by hauling in a game-high 12 rebounds as well.

Jenna Bour led Lebanon with a 13-point, 9-rebound game.

Xenia (3-14, 1-4 GWOC South) played at Fairborn on Monday. They’re then scheduled to play at West Carrollton on Wednesday.

Carroll beats Badin

HAMILTON — The visiting Patriots amassed a 51-30 lead after three quarters of play and cruised to Saturday’s 58-38 win at Badin High School.

Amanda Schroeder led Carroll with 13 points scored, Kate Hickey scored a dozen and Olivia Seymour came off the bench to score 11. The Patriots hosted Middletown Madison on Monday night. They will return to GCL Co-Ed North play with a battle with visiting Dayton Chaminade, Wednesday.

Greenon battles to 2OT loss

LEWISTOWN — Host Indian Lake needed two overtime periods before eking out a 45-43 Central Buckeye Conference, Mad River Division win, Saturday night.

Caylee Wurster led the Lakers with 24 points and seven rebounds. No stats were available for Greenon (2-17, 0-8), which plays Graham in a home contest on Wednesday.

Boys Basketball

Bucs win over Shawnee

XENIA — Four Buccaneer players scored in double figures as Xenia claimed a 68-53 non-league win over Springfield Shawnee on Saturday.

Ray James scored 20 points, Danny Naylor scored 17, Rocky James added 15 and Samari Curtis tossed in 14, as Xenia upped its record to 12-3 overall, 4-1 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference’s South Division. The Buccaneers play a GWOC crossover game on the road with the GWOC North’s Vandalia Butler at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Profitt, Pumroy score 21 in win over Ridge

FAIRBORN — Skyhawks Jordan Pumroy and Ryan Profitt both scored 21 points to lead Fairborn past Springfield Ridge on Saturday by a 70-36 score.

Jordan Bailey and Jayden Davis scored eight points each for Kenton Ridge.

Fairborn (8-8) will host Riverside Stebbins in a nonleague matchup at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 in Baker Middle School’s Memorial Fieldhouse.

Yellow Springs downs Xenia Christian

XENIA — The visiting Bulldogs opened with a 37-20 halftime lead, then fended off a Xenia Christian Ambassador rally in the second half, for Friday’s 71-62 Metro Buckeye Conference win.

Yellow Springs (12-5, 8-0 MBC) remains in first place with the win. On Saturday, they lost in overtime to North Lewisburg Triad in a nonleague contest, 57-54.

Xenia Christian (0-14, 0-7 MBC) returns to Metro Buckeye Conference play Tuesday, Jan. 26 to host a 7 p.m. game with Dayton Christian.

Rams edge Catholic Central

JAMESTOWN — Kollyn Brooks scored a game-high 14 points and Dylan Lehotay tossed in nine as Greeneview claimed a 43-40 win over Springfield Catholic Central on Friday.

Greeneview (5-9, 4-5 Ohio Heritage Conference) heads north for another OHC battle at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at West Liberty-Salem.

Golden Eagles lose twice

The Bellbrook Golden Eagles lost a pair of games over the weekend by a total of six points. On Friday, host Germantown Valley View handed them a 45-42 loss. Then on Saturday, Bellbrook lost to Monroe 52-49 in overtime.

Donnie Crouch scored a team-high 13 points and Storm Painter tossed in 10 in the Valley View loss. Trent Nartker led the Golden Eagles with 17 points in the OT loss to Monroe, and Crouch finished with 16.

Bellbrook (4-11, 3-5 Southwestern Buckeye League, Southwestern Division) hosts Franklin next at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Pats fall to Badin

RIVERSIDE — Nolan Cron scored eight points while teammates Beau Austin, T.K. Robinson and Jared Kieninger scored seven each, in Friday’s home loss to Hamilton Badin.

Carroll (9-7, 2-4 Greater Catholic League Co-Ed, North Division) plays at Cincinnati McNicholas at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Third quarter hurts Greenon

BELLEFONTAINE — The visiting Knights trailed 31-29 at the break, but Benjamin Logan outscored Greenon 21-7 in the third quarter to claim Friday’s Central Buckeye Conference matchup, 68-55.

No individual stats were available for Greenon (2-13, 1-6 CBC Mad River Division). The Knights have a week off before they’ll host Lewistown Indian Lake at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2.

COLLEGE

Alstork named Player of the Week, twice

Wright State men’s basketball player Mark Alstork was named both the Horizon League and College Sports Madness Player of the Week on Monday.

Alstork, a sophomore from Dayton, led the Raiders in scoring with an average of 17.3 points per game over the three games. He shot 55% from the field and 54% from three-point range. Alstork added 15 rebounds during the same period. He averages 12.7 points per game on the season.

The Raiders are currently 13-8 and 7-1 in the league while riding a six-game winning streak, winning 10 of the last 11 contests.

Raiders Donlon nabs 100th Win

FAIRBORN — The Wright State men’s basketball team wrapped up a 5-0 homestand and won its sixth straight overall Sunday afternoon with an 80-66 Horizon League decision over Illinois-Chicago at WSU’s Nutter Center.

The win was the 100th for sixth-year Wright State head coach Billy Donlon in his career, all at the helm of the Raiders.

WSU shot 54 percent for the contest, including nine of 21 three-pointers, and led 19-8 in points off of turnovers and 13-0 in fast-break points. The Flames, meanwhile, shot 42 percent, but hit just two of 12 three-pointers and 20 of 35 foul shots.

Mark Alstork led the Raiders with a near double-double of 19 points and nine rebounds while JT Yoho had 16 points off the bench, Biggie Minnis had 13 points and six assists off the bench and Grant Benzinger scored 11 points.

Dikembe Dixson paced all scorers with a near double-double of 29 points and nine rebounds for UIC (2-17, 0-8 Horizon) while Tai Odiase had 13.

Wright State (13-8, 7-1 Horizon) heads to Michigan for two games next weekend, taking on Oakland on Friday, Jan. 29, followed by Detroit on Sunday, Jan. 31.

Maya Dunson (25) of Huber Heights Wayne drives against Beavercreek senior Braelyn Bean, during Saturday’s Greater Western Ohio Conference, Central Division thriller in Beavercreek. Wayne needed two overtimes to claim a 53-52 win.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_B10Wayne.jpgMaya Dunson (25) of Huber Heights Wayne drives against Beavercreek senior Braelyn Bean, during Saturday’s Greater Western Ohio Conference, Central Division thriller in Beavercreek. Wayne needed two overtimes to claim a 53-52 win.

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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