Thursday, February 9, 2017

Tuesday Recap: Dunbar Squeaks by Thurgood, Stivers end Meadowdale win streak; Centerville edges Cincy Taft; SpoonFed and Hoops4U Rankings

Here's our Recap of Tuesday Night Games in HS Boys Hoops

Could this year be special for GWOC Champs Northmont?

Dayton City League

Dunbar  survives Thurgood and Rivalry Game
 The Wolverines held off a game and scrappy Thurgood team in what was a 60-59 win. Thurgood had a couple chances to get the upset victory, but couldn't seal the deal and the upset. The Wolverines were forced into a slow pace game, didn't shoot well,  and Cougars Head Coach Shawn McCullough came up with a great game plan to hold down the Wolverines.

Not to mention Dunbar-Thurgood has been the premiere rivalry in Dayton Public for the last 20 years. So when that happens, all records go out the door. Dunbar moves to 17-3 on the season.

Stivers ends Meadowdale win streak, move to 2nd place
 The Tigers picked up after their first loss in 7 games with a win over Meadowdale 61-51. Both teams were playing good ball of late, as the Tigers had won 6 straight before a setback on Saturday. Meadowdale was on a 4 game winning streak, but  Tony Boddie was the key player, leading the Tigers to 2nd place in the City League with one game to go.

Belmont knocks off Ponitz
The Ponitz Panthers got a big City victory over Belmont, as they try to get ready for the tournament run. Ponitz, a week ago, felt like they had a outside shot at a city league title, but a couple of losses doomed that. Now Coach Steve Pittman and the Panthers crew are working towards a 2 spot in the city and a lengthy tourney run. Star F Floyd Scott led the Panthers. Belmont still is trying to find its rhythm this season, but could be a tough out come tourney time.


Miamisburg Eric Boykin knocks down some FTS

Miamisburg runs past West Carrollton
 Miamisburg used a fast start and outscored the Pirates in every quarter en route to a 61-34 win. Star players Kort Justice (18), Lathan Hartman (12 pts, 10 rbs, 8 ass) & Eric Boykin (12 pts, 3 steals) led the charge. Miamisburg moves to 9-9 on the season while West Carrollton falls to 0-19.

Northmont defeats Bethel 
 The Bolts used a huge 3rd quarter spurt to put away Bethel 77-63 Tuesday night. Fueled by Rodney Richardson (14pts 6assists), Vinson Walker (9-9 FG, 18pts 14 boards, 7 assists,) & Delonte Capers (12 pts, 4 reb, 2 assists) led the 28-11 burst in the 3rd to give the Bolts that cushion they needed to get the W. Northmont now rolls to 15-4.

Centerville squeaks past Taft
The Elks rode star G Keegan Saben and Sam Lash (15pts, 5 reb) to a 53-49 win vs Regional Finialist Cincy Taft. Centerville played their normal style and was able to get the close win, something they have done quite often this season. Centerville now moves to 11-7 on the season.

Stars of the Night:

Floyd Scott, Ponitz
Vinson Walker,  Northmont
Sam Lash, Centerville
Tony Boddie, Stivers
Delonte Capers,  Northmont

Here are our Dayton HS Sports rankings going into the final weeks of the season featuring two of the best Sports Experts in Dayton                      SpoonFed

(1) Trotwood      17-2     (1) Trotwood      17-2
(2) Springfield    15-2    (2) Springfield    15-2
(3) Alter              17-2      (3) Dunbar          17-3
(4) Dunbar         17-3      (4) Northmont    15-4
(5) Northmont   15-4     (5) Sidney            15-4
(6) Sidney           15-4      (6) Alter              16-2
(7) Franklin        16-3     (7) Wayne           14-6
(8) Brookville    16-3     (8) Versailles       18-1
(9) Ponitz            13-6     (9) Bellefontaine  17-4
(10) Wayne         14-6     (10) Ponitz            13-6

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