Monday, January 25, 2016

Trotwood, Wayne both ready for showdown; City League Recap

 Big Showdown in GWOC

With the GWOC Game of the Year possibly on tap tonight, Trotwood (14-1) & Wayne (13-0) both have had banner seasons.
    With D-1 players all over the court, this is sure to be a epic battle of some of the best basketball to offer in Dayton.

    The youth of Trotwood has meant absolutely nothing as the Rams have thwarted everyone in the state of Ohio. Included in that is a signature win at Dunbar, which the Rams showed more poise and maturity then that of the Wolverines, who usually eat up opponents on their home court.

    But facing the heralded Wayne Train has been no fun for any team in the GWOC, especially in the last 3 or 4 years.
   Coach Travis Trice has put the Warriors squarely on the National Map, and they have all the weapons to stay there, in Trey Landers, Rodrick Caldwell and L'Christian "Blue" Smith.
  The Warriors have supreme confidence that they will get the job done. They have risen up to every challenge this (and last) season.

    Trotwood has all the weapons to win the game, question is, can they actually outplay the Top Team in Ohio and possibly the country?

 A very tall task for a talented group of youngsters.
But not impossible.

City League Recap - Headlines

Thurgood wins on last second FT; Williams combo leads Stivers; Dunbar wins shootout with Belmont

As Thurgood trailed going into the 4th quarter, it loomed as if the Lions would stay in a good spot for the City Title Race...however, Thurgood stifled the Lions in the 4th, holding them to 10 points and winning a defensive battle 47-46.
Meadowdale (5-3) had shut down the Cougars in the 2nd and 3rd, holding them to under 10 points in both the 2nd and 3rd...But the 4th quarter Hoskins Jr. got going, and led all scorers with 17...

     Coach Chastain was not very happy about the final call, which setup the final score as Hoskins Jr. hit the 1st Free throw and missed the second, securing the win.
 Joe Keeble had 17 for the Lions.
 Thurgood now stays tied with Dunbar for 1st place (6-1)

Stivers trio downs Ponitz

   The Tigers got back in the win column as bug man Isiah Williams dropped 22 points to lead all scorers as Stivers defeated Ponitz 65-56.
Joey Williams Jr. Had 11 and Boddie added 14.

  Ponitz was down 11 at half, and seemed to stay close enough for sticking distance,  but just not able to get it under 7. Ponitz was led by Scott with 18.

Dunbar races past Belmont, holds off Bison late

The Wolverines have been simple to figure out  this season;
When they Start fast? They win big
When they start slow?  No big deal.

And last Friday night the Wolverines jumped out fast, and hammered a 86-80 win.
 Dunbar held a lead from the 1st quarter, and jumped out to a 18-7 lead.
It was game over until the Bison woke up and delivered 31 points in the 4th to make it interesting.

 Chris Jackson led the Wolverines with 19, while Pete Baker had 15.
   Ford led the Bison with 18 and dropped 2 3's.
Dunbar stays tied with Thurgood for City League Supremacy.


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