Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Dunbar, Thurgood battle goes down tonight; Meadowdale looks for 5th win in 6 games

As we hit mid stretch of the season, here is our key games for tonight and the Standings in the Dayton City League (Mens Hoops)

Thurgood Marshall  (2-6)  @ Dunbar  (5-2) 7:30 pm

    Thurgood, who on paper, looked as if to be one of the teams possibly headed to state, has had a rough early run to start season. 

      With Derrick Daniels and Evan Claiborne both being out along with starting point guard Darnell Hoskins Jr, the Cougars haven't had any type of chemistry and have played poorly at times, but have competed & seem to be on the right track. 
       Can they get it together against the Wolverines?
 After 2 losses to top teams in the state, Dunbar got a much needed W vs a Richmond team. 

    Dunbar has came out firing early in most games, which could be a huge key to seeing if Thurgood can withstand the pressure. With the 2 big men coming back, can Thurgood show why they could be a team to reckon with in the Wolverines den?           
     With a Thurgood win, the Cougars would sit atop the City League.

Stivers  (5-3)  @  Meadowdale  (6-3)  

    Meadowdale has responded nicely to the slow start this season and has won 5 of 6 games recently for Coach Chastain in his first season as head coach. 

    Stivers just came off a huge win last night vs Cincinnati Schroeder, and seem to be playing with more confidence as they are on their own winning streak as well. 
     In what could be classified as the DHSS game of the week (any other week), which team will continue their winning ways and catapult themselves to the top of the Dayton Public League? 
     Stivers Coach Roberts has done a good job with this team so far in his first season as well after leaving Meadowdale last season. 

Ponitz travels to Oakwood
    The Ponitz Panthers (3-2) will try to stay pace with the top of the City League as they go on  the road to face Oakwood tonight. Ponitz has won 2 straight and will look to continue its streak as Oakwood will look to get back on the winning track.


Here's the current Standings for the City League: 

                                Overall       City League  Streak
Dunbar                    (5-2)                 (2-0)         W1

Meadowdale           (6-3)                (1-1)         W4

Stivers                     (5-3)                (1-1)         W3

Ponitz                     (3-2)                 (1-1)         W2

Thurgood M.         (2-6)                (2-1)          L1

Belmont                 (1-5)                 (0-2)         L4

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