Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Weekend Recap: McCullough wins in game vs old team; Belmont bounces back; Springfield wins shootout; Northmont, Farimont survive

Here's the recap on last weekend  in HS Sports in Southwest Ohio:

Trtowood Rams D has been lights out so far this season
Rams roll past Xenia 
Trotwood had 4 players in double figures as they steamrolled by Xenia 92-61. The Rams are now 3-0 while Xenia falls to 1-3. Trotwood hasn't had the one game where they are hitting on all cylinders, which is a scary thought.

Thurgood stops Stivers as McCullough gets W vs old team
 Coach Shawn McCullough got his first W in City League play as the Cougars defeated Stivers 60-54. Star G Kadeim Jones led the Cougars with 16 points, as the game got tense late before the Cougars powered to the win.
    McCullough, who initially led the Stivers Tigers to a Regional berth just 3 years ago, now patrols the sidelines for the Cougars as the coaching carousel took a spin. In a matter of 1 year McCullough, while at Stivers, went from a hot commodity to out of a job due to a "Communication mixup" in which he was told he would literally have to go online and apply for his job again.

After the shakeup, McCullough took a year off, and landed in Cougar country.

His boys gave maximum effort and grabbed the emotional win for McCullough. McCullough knows he has a young team, so this year any win is a big one, and no one is bigger than beating your old team. 
Tony Boddie led the Tigers with 15 as Stivers falls to 3-3.

Springfield wins shootout vs C-J
Springfield survived a shootout between 2 of the best players in the area in which the Wildcats Michael McKay (35)  & the Eagles Christian Montague (32) put on a show. The Field left with the win, as they improve to 2-1, while C-J falls to 3-2.

Fairmont wins on final shot
The Legend of Jack continues to grow as star player Jack Hendricks hit a 3 point bomb in the final moments to upset the Boro' 49-47. Fairmont gets back to .500 mark (2-2) while Springboro falls to 3-2.

Belmont gets much needed W vs Lions 
The Bison was able to bounce back after a tough loss last weekend, to roll past Meadowdale 59-38. The Bison looked very sharp on d, and was able to stifle the Lions offensively. Belmont moves to 4-2.

Middletown gets another big W
Coach Darnell Hoskins continued to bring good vibes to Middletown, as they notched another big in under the belt with a 64-51 win over Cincy Colerain. Star player Snow led all scorers with 27, and the Middies advance to 2-1.

Northmont still undefeated
 Star G Rodney Richardson  dropped 26 points as the Bolts was able to outlast Miamisburg 74-71. The Bolts are now 3-0, and have he leadership that could have them see a breakout season.

The 'Creek bounces back
Beavercreek shook off the loss at Wayne to bounce back with a solid win over Lebanon. Peyton Young led the Creek with 17, as Beavers move to 4-1 on the season. Lebanon falls to 1-2.

Franklin still undefeated
Franklin continued its hot start with another easy victory, as star G Ryan Montgomery dropped 27 in the winning effort. Franklin is now 5-0 and will face its toughest test of the season tonight vs Belmont.

Here's our Weekly SPOON FED Rankings Week 3 in the Miami Valley

Divison 1-2

(1) Trotwood  3-0 - Stays in top spot after easy  W's over West Carrollton and Xenia
(2) Wayne   3-0- Blue Smith led troops to big W over Creek
(3) Dunbar   3-1-  Wolverines had bye last weekend
(4) Alter       3-1  - Alter moves into 4 spot after good weekend
(5) Centerville  2-1  Centerville led by Saben and a good squad
(6) Northmont   3-0 - Could be Bolts best chance at a deep run
(7) Beavercreek  3-1 - Creek falls after Wayne loss, but did win on Friday
(8) Springfield    2-1 - The Field have state type talent, can they put it together?
(9) Fairmont      2-2 - "The Legend of Jack" leads Firebirds into 9 spot
(10) Belmont     4-2 - Bison regroup with nice win this weekend to stay in poll

Div 3-4-5

(1) Versailles   5-0  -  Versailles looking for a big season
(2) C-J              3-2  - Eagles lost a tough one to Northmont, but still stay at 2
(3) Carlisle      4-0  - Carlisle has been lights out early this season
(4) Bethel         4-1  - Bethel is having another fine season thus far
(5) Brookville  5-0 - The Ville have the look of a top team headed for a deep tourney run

Key Games Tonight
Here are the key Games for tonight

Alter              @  Urbana
Fairmont       @  Northmont
Beavercreek  @ C-J
Sidney            @ Butler
Belmont         @ Franklin
Thurgood       @ West Carrollton

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