Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Dunbar defeats Ponitz; Melee stops game; Trotwood, Meadowdale, Alter all win

 Her the's the recap of last night's games and what went down:

Caleb McConnell driving for 2 vs Ponitz

 Dunbar gets victory over Ponitz;  Fight stops game momentarily
   After Dunbar lost their last 2 games, there was some skepticism that maybe the Wolverines could be ripe for the taking in the City League this season.
Not so fast City League.

   The Wolverines took advantage of a sloppy 1st half by Ponitz to grab a double digit lead in the 1st half, & cruised to a 69-50 win, in a game that was marred with fighting (in the crowd) from jump.

  After the first basket of the game, a melee ensued in the upper level of the Panthers gym.
     The game was delayed for a few minutes, and security was on the job, to keep the incident to a minimum.
   The word was if there was another incident coming into the season, that the teams will have to play with no fans or parents in the stands.
       There has been no final word from Jonas Smith, the AD of Dayton Public Schools, but the incident is under investigation.

 Sophomore Caleb McConnell, Stormi Cook, Terrance Landers Jr. led the Wolverines.
   The Panthers did get the lead under 10 briefly in the 4th, but McConnell and Landers Jr. dominated in the 4th quarter, pushing the lead up and finishing the game.
   Ponitz Head Coach Dwayne Hansbro was not happy with the outcome; he felt like his players played hard, but the early lack of execution and turnovers led to their doom.
  Will Ponitz and Dunbar have to play with no fans or parents for the next game?
  Dunbar moves to 6-4 overall and 3-1 in City League.
Ponitz falls to 5-3 overall and 1-2 in City League play.

Alter defeats Centerville 

   Alter took out Centerville in a key matchup. The Knights were able to overcome former Knight Keegan Saben great night to win in OT 63-59.
  Dominic Laravie had a great game, dropping 25 to lead the Knights to a huge victory.  Saben had 35 on the night, as the Knights had no answer for the smooth 6'3 guard.


Trotwood cruises to 8th win

 Trotwood wasted no time in dispatching of the Beavers en route to their 8th win on the season.
Beavercreek hasn't won a game, and the Rams made sure there would be no upsets as they jumped on the Beavers early and often.

Springfield dominates 

Springfield showed the Xenia Bucs why they are a team to be reckoned with as they won at home. Led by 1,000 point scorer Danny Davis the Wildcats set the tone and got another key victory in the GWOC. A huge GWOC match up awaits the Wildcats this weekend.

Franklin moves to 8-0 

No Luke? No problem.
The Wildcats defeated Carlisle to move to 8-0 on the season by a score of 67-55.
 A lot of people thought that the Franklin run would end after Luke Kennard graduated.
  We with a new group of hungry players, it's safe to say coach Brian Bales stable is still filled with talent.   How far can the Kennard less Wildcats go this season?

Meadowdale thumps Winton Woods 

Meadowdale trounced Cin. Winton Woods 56-29 on Tuesday night.
    The Lions put on their best defensive performance of the season.
   Winton Woods shot horribly on the night (under 30% FG) & had no chance in the Lions Den.
  The Lions move to 8-5 on the season and have found their groove.
    CJ Williams led the Lions in scoring with 11. Gary Smith added 10.

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