Boys basketball

Beavers lose on the road

DAYTON — Jackson Back scored 12 points, Jon Alessandro added 11 and Cedric Baldwin tossed in 10 as visiting Beavercreek fell to Dayton Dunbar, 57-45, on Wednesday.

The Beavers (3-13, 0-5 Greater Western Ohio Conference, Central Division) played even with the Wolverines through the first half, but Dunbar exploded with a 19-4 third quarter to jump out in front for good.

Beavercreek played at top-ranked Huber Heights Wayne on Friday. They’ll host Centerville next at 7:30 p.m Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Girls Basketball

Patriots win over Eagles

RIVERSIDE — Kate Hickey and Amanda Schroeder both scored 13 points, while Carroll teammates Morgan King and Olivia Seymour added nine points each, in Wednesday’s 59-40 win over Dayton Chaminade Julienne.

No statistics were reported for CJ.

Carroll (13-6, 7-1 GCL Co-Ed North) has a big game coming up at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. They’re currently a half game behind Kettering Alter in the Greater Catholic League Co-Ed’s North Division.

Beavercreek falls to Elks

CENTERVILLE — In a game that determined second place in the Greater Western Ohio Conference’s Central Division, host Centerville handed Beavercreek a 46-32 loss, Wednesday night at Centerville High.

Keaira Youngblood led Beavercreek with 14 points scored, while Kayla Shields and Maddi Shannon scored six each. No stats were available for Centerville.

Beavercreek (13-6, 4-3 GWOC Central) plays at Clayton Northmont at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. They’ll then close out their regular season schedule with home games against Springfield (7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3) and Kettering Fairmont (1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6).


Masterson to headline First Pitch Banquet

FAIRBORN — The Wright State baseball program has announced that major league pitcher and Beavercreek native Justin Masterson will be the keynote speaker at the 12th annual First Pitch Banquet on Friday, Feb. 5 on the main arena floor in WSU’s Nutter Center.

Justin Masterson is a 2003 graduate of Beavercreek High School where he starred in baseball and basketball. He then attended Bethel College in Mishawaka, Ind., for two seasons before transferring to San Diego State University for his junior year. There he pitched for Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn and was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 2nd round of the 2006 MLB draft following the college season. He shot through the minors and made his MLB debut on April 24, 2008.

The First Pitch Banquet features a sit-down dinner along with a silent auction. The cost for the event will be $70 per person or a VIP table for 10 guests costing $1000. The VIP table includes recognition during the program and admission to a pre-event meet and greet with Masterson. The doors will open to the public at 6:30 p.m.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send your sports information to: [email protected].