Local Sports Briefs


HIGH SCHOOL

Boys Basketball

Big Blue bounces Beavercreek

HAMILTON — Host Hamilton High outscored Beavercreek 26-16 in the final quarter of play to claim a 68-61 win, Saturday.

Jon Alessandro led the Beavers (0-3) with 17 points while teammate Jackson Back finished with 16. Cedric Baldwin also had a double-digit scoring night, finishing with 10 points.

Beavercreek is scheduled to host Huber Heights Wayne at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Carroll rallies past Stivers

RIVERSIDE — After trailing 16-15 after one quarter of play, Carroll outscored Dayton Stivers 43-26 the rest of the way for an eventual 58-42 win.

D.J. Sommers led Carroll (4-0, 1-0 Greater Catholic League, Co-Ed North) with 19 points and seven rebounds.

The Patriots return to action tonight at 7:30 p.m. when they’ll host Cincinnati Purcell Marian.

Tough 2nd quarter costs Ambassadors

CARLISLE — The host Carlisle Indians outscored Xenia Christian by a 25-4 margin in the second quarter of Tuesday’s game at Carlisle High. Carlisle stretched its 41-20 halftime lead in the second half to claim a 72-44 win.

Ashton Burke was the lone Ambassador to finish the game with double-figure scoring. He led the team with 15 points.

Xenia Christian will play at Dayton Christian at 7 p.m. Friday.

Patriots sink Oakwood

OAKWOOD — D.J. Sommers scored 16 points, T.K. Robinson tossed in 13 points, Jared Kieninger scored a dozen and Beau Austin got on the scoreboard with three as visiting Carroll High defeated Oakwood, 56-41 on Tuesday. Carroll led 33-16 at halftime.

The Patriots hit the road on Friday. They play at Cincinnati Roger Bacon tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Bellbrook strong in win over Valley View

BELLBROOK — The host Golden Eagles (4-0, 3-0 SWBL Southwestern) led by eight points at halftime, then outscored visiting Germantown Valley View 20-8 in the third period to pull away for Saturday’s Southwestern Buckeye League, Southwestern Division win.

Bellbrook’s Cassidy Hofacker led everyone in scoring with 19 points. Teammate Bekah Vine and Gabby Ozoude finished with 13 and 10 points respectively.

Hunter Stidham led Valley View (1-2, 1-1 SWBL Southwestern) with 14.

Bellbrook was at Clayton Northmont on Monday. They return to the hardwood Wednesday for a 7:30 p.m. game at Carroll.

Beavers now 4-0

GREENVILLE — Beavercreek’s Kayla Shields scored 21 points, Michaela Rhoades added 10 while Keaira Youngblood, Cori Dilsavor and Rachel Mitchell scored eight each as Beavercreek blasted host Greenville, 80-31 on Wednesday. With wins over Miamisburg, Xenia, Springboro and now Greenville, the Beavers are now 4-0 this season. They will host Liberty Township Lakota East at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Bulldog rally falls short

YELLOW SPRINGS — The host Bulldogs trailed 35-27 after three quarters of play, but could only outscore visiting Ansonia 14-11 in the final quarter of Saturday’s 46-41 loss.

Elizabeth Smith led Yellow Springs (0-5, 0-1 MBC) with a 17-point, 12-rebound effort while Gracie Price finished with 12 points.

Yellow Springs hosted Metro Buckeye Conference rival Xenia Christian on Monday. The Bulldogs next play at 7 p.m. Thursday at Miami Valley.

Football

Shroyer named to D-III All-Ohio squad

COLUMBUS — Bellbrook senior linebacker Caleb Shroyer was named to the Associated Press All-Ohio Team on Tuesday. Shroyer, a 5-foot-10, 183-pound two-way standout as a Golden Eagles fullback and linebacker, finished the 2015 season with 1oo tackles (42 solo), three quarterback sacks and 16 tackles for loss. Shroyer was a first-team all-Southwest District selection and also was named to the Southwestern Buckeye League, Southwestern Division’s first team.

COLLEGE

Raiders sign two

FAIRBORN — The Wright State women’s volleyball program has announced two signings for the 2016 season. Joining the Raiders will be Hannah Colvin, a defensive specialist/libero, and Taylor Gibson, an outside hitter.

Colvin (Villa Hills Ky./Notre Dame Academy) was an All-9th Region and All-35th District performer as a senior as well as being named Second Team All-City by the Northern Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association. A team captain as a senior, she recorded 470 digs with 31 service aces.

Notre Dame Academy, which finished with a record of 33-6 in placing third at the state tournament in 2015, was state runner-up in 2013 and 2014. Colvin received the Best and Brightest Leadership Award during Notre Dame’s tournament run in 2014. The Pandas were ranked 12th nationally in 2015 and 11th in 2014.

Gibson (LaSalle-Peru, Ill.) was a three-time 3A All-State performer as well as being selected all-city and All-Northern Illinois Big XII three times. The LaSalle News Tribune Player of the Year along with the Big XII Most Valuable Player in 2015, she posted 362 kills and 248 digs along with 21 blocks.

Gibson led the Cavaliers to a 28-12 record and a fourth-place finish at the state championships in 2015 after the team was state runner-up in 2013. An AAU All-American, she was chosen to the National Junior Classic All-Tournament Team and was named to both the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s Phenom and Under Armour Watch Lists.

Wright State rolls over Albion

FAIRBORN — The Wright State men’s basketball team shot 52 percent from the field and nearly led throughout in posting a 68-50 victory over Albion, Tuesday at the Wright State Nutter Center.

Michael Karena paced WSU with 17 points off the bench while Biggie Minnis also came off the bench and chipped in 10. Mark Alstork added nine points.

Wright State (3-4) hosts Georgia State, at 7:30 p.m., Friday night in the second game of a doubleheader. The WSU women will take on Butler at 5 p.m.

PROFESSIONAL

WWE Smackdown coming to Nutter Center

FAIRBORN — Wright State University will be the site of a WWE Smackdown professional wrestling event, starting at 7 p.m., Jan. 21 at the Ervin J. Nutter Center.

Roman Reigns, Sheamus, Kane, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt & The Wyatt Family, The USOs and others are expected to be on the fight card.

Tickets, starting at $15, are on sale at the Nutter Center, Ticketmaster.com, area Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at 800-745-3000.

Greene County News report compiled by John Bombatch. Please send sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com.

Greene County News report compiled by John Bombatch. Please send sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com.