|Rams gearing for a State Run this season?|
(1) Northridge defeats undefeated Carlisle, move to 5-0
After a breakout year last season, one couldn't help but wonder about the expectations of this season for the Polar Bears.
Last season they got to the Regionals for the 1st time in decades; they defeated some teams who they took losses from for decades; & they set the tone for what would happen this year.
After a 71-60 defeat of Carlisle, it's safe to say the Polar Bears are "In it to win it" as they move to 5-0.
They have already defeated the State Champions (Tri-Village) this season, ending a huge winning streak (32) in the process.
Leading scorer Averon Ely Jr. led the Bears with 21, while Malik Akbar had 19 & D'Anthony Ivery 17.
Could the Polar Bears be headed for a State run?
Sure looks that way. Early to say, but a huge statement has been made. And don't be suprised to see Northridge in the State polls next week.
(2) Meadowdale takes out Thurgood, Coach Chastain gets his first City League W
After Meadowdale came out flat against Dunbar in their opening game, Coach Chastain knew one thing:
He didn't want that to happen again.
After playing Thurgood to a near even 1st quarter, Meadowdale dominated the 2nd quarter 16-4 en route to their first City League win over Thurgood 62-43 @ Meadowdale HS.
Jarvis Smith (18) and Gary Smith (16) combined for 34 points -
almost as many as Thurgood had itself (43).
Thurgood is still missing it's "Big 3" of Hoskins Jr. (concussion), Evan Claiborne (transfer), & Derrick Daniels (Grades) and hopes that Daniels and Hoskins Jr will be back within next week or so.
Meadowdale moves to 2-1 while Thurgood falls to 1-4.
(3) GWOC Action:
Trotwood dismantles Piqua; Elks star guard leads them to W's over "The Field & Xenia; Wayne make debut :
In GWOC action, Trotwood handles Piqua as star guard T.Patten drops 32 on the Indians.....Trotwood also defeated Fairland 79-62 Saturday as well to move to 4-0...
Centerville (4-0) squeaks by a tough Springfield (1-2) squad 56-55 as former Alter guard Keegan Saben dropped the GW 3pt-play to defeat the Wildcats in Springfield.... Saben hit the GW FT with a ruckus crowd going crazy....
His response to crazy fans?.
After hitting huge FT's last year against Dunbar in that epic District Finals game, this pressure was,
"Nothing compared to the thousands of fans at that game."....
Keegan dropped 26, while Danny Davis led Wildcats with 16....The Field had a final shot but it didn't drop....
Then the next night they defeated Xenia as Keegan scored 25 against the Bucs. Xenia was 4-0 & coming off a big win but came out slow and was down 21-11 after 1st quarter. The Elks held that lead throughout the game and won another close one.
Wayne opens season with thumping of Beavercreek
The Defending Champs opened its season with a 71-38 thrashing of the Beavers in Beavercreek....UD Flyer signee Trey Landers poured in 27 points and was unstoppable, while rising star L'Christian "Blue" Smith dropped 15 and plenty inside presence for the champs.
(4) Dunbar rolling, routs Belmont in Versailles
The Wolverines look to be back on their fast, frenetic, dominant style as they cruised to 2 easy wins this weekend.
Dunbar was led by Junior PG Stormi Cook and star Forward Terrance Landers Jr. as they routed Belmont and Versailles this weekend.
Landers scored 21 on the Bison and led 4 players in double figures as they cruised to a W 92-55.
Cook led the Wolverines against Versailles as they jumped out to a 27-13 lead and never looked back, winning 73-54.
Dunbar is averaging 24 points in the 1st quarter this season while giving up 10. The most points scored in the 1st quarter against the Wolverines?
Versailles with a whopping 13.