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HIGH SCHOOL

Boys Basketball

Buccaneers tournament tickets on sale

XENIA — Xenia Boys Basketball opens tournament play at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, February 19 against Troy at Butler High School. Tickets are on sale daily in the Athletic Office daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presale tickets are $6, all tickets at the game are $7.

Xenia wins over Miamisburg

XENIA — Ray James scored a season-high 32 points as host Xenia claimed an 85-79 win over Miamisburg on Wednesday.

Rocky James finished with 20 points and 11 defensive rebounds, and Danny Naylor scored 13 points and grabbed 10 boards in the win.

Four Vikings scored in double figures. Evan Fox scored 16 points, Kort Justice scored 15 and Tyler Johnson added a dozen with a game-high 16 rebounds.

The Buccaneers will close out their regular season schedule at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 when they play at Fairborn’s Memorial Fieldhouse.

Bulldogs knock off Stebbins

RIVERSIDE — Kaner Butler knocked in team-high 22 points, Isaiah Taylor scored 11, and Joe Plumer had a team-high nine rebounds in Wednesday’s 53-34 win over host Riverside Stebbins. No statistics were available for the Indians.

Yellow Springs (16-5, 11-0 MBC) returns to Metro Buckeye Conference action on Monday, Feb. 15 when they’ll travel south to play Middletown Christian for a 7 p.m. game.

Greeneview seeks two coaches

JAMESTOWN — Greeneview High School is looking for a Reserve Softball Coach for this spring and Varsity Volleyball Coach for the Fall 2016 season. If interested, please email resume and letter of interest to Athletic Director Mark Rinehart at mark.rinehart@gvlsd.org .

COLLEGE

Men’s Basketball

No. 18 Kentucky Wesleyan handles Central State, 101-67

WILBERFORCE — The Marauders of Central State University had their three-game winning streak snapped at the hands of No. 18 ranked Kentucky Wesleyan on Wednesday night.

A much bigger team, KWC used its size to get out to a healthy 11-2 lead and never looked back. Five players scored in double-figures for the Panthers, including a game-high 21 points from C.J. Blackwell. KWC shot 63 percent from the field and an efficient 10 for 17 from beyond the arc. The Panthers also won the rebound war, 38-20, as they improved to 20-3 on the season.

Jeremy Brown paced the Marauder scoring with 16 points followed by 14 from Tre’ Edwards. With the loss, the Marauders fall to 9-12 overall.

The Marauders return to Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference competition when they host rival Kentucky State in the final home game of the season at 8 p.m. this Saturday.

Central State will honor its four departing seniors — Edwards, Anthony Chester, Sean Cassidy Jr., and Hosie Smith Jr. — during pre-game.

RUNNING

Arnold 5K run set for March 6

COLUMBUS — The 16th annual Arnold 5K will be held on Sunday, March 6 in downtown Columbus. The race is part of the Arnold Sports Festival Weekend. All entrants receive an Arnold 5K race T-shirt and a free entry ($20 value) to the 27th Annual Arnold Sports Festival after the race, plus the top 500 finishers receive Arnold 5K medals.

For more information go to www.runohio.com or contact Matt McGowan – runohio@ee.net, 740-587-0376. The Arnold 5K Pump and Run registration is closed.

SIGNUPS

Fairborn girls softball taking registrations

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Girls Softball Association is now accepting registrations for its fastpitch girls 10U to 18U and slowpitch girls 5-20 leagues. Girls from all communities are welcome.

Registration fee is $70 starting March 1, with a $10 discount for additional family members.

In-person registration will take place from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 21 at The Inside Scoop, located at 313 W. Main St.

For more information, visit the FGSA website at: fgsasoftball.com, or send email to: fgssasoftball.com.

Bellbrook announces league signups

BELLBROOK — The Bellbrook Lions Club and Bellbrook T-Ball would like to announce registrations for the Summer Baseball/Softball program for children ages 6 through 15. Registration will take place at Stephen Bell Elementary in front of the gym entrance from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 27th, and from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3rd. Parents may also register their children by visiting the Lion’s Club website at www.bellbrooklions.org and follow the “Sports” link to T-Ball, Baseball and Softball registrations.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please e-mail your sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please e-mail your sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com.

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