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Carroll 56, Wapakoneta 51

DAYTON — Katie Hickey was named Wapakoneta Tournament MVP with 28 points against Riverside and 14 against Wapakoneta.

In the win over Wapakoneta, Amanda Schroeder led Carroll with 15 points and seven rebounds. Ellie Rumme added 12 points and Morgan King 10.

Carroll led 13-11 after the first quarter, 32-25 at halftime and 43-36 after three quarters. Carroll hit five of nine 3-point shots and made 17 of 32 shots overall.

The Lady Patriots are 6-4 and are at Tecumseh Saturday before hosting Alter Wednesday, Jan. 6.


Ankeney girls on a roll

BEAVERCREEK — The Ankeney Middle School eighth grade girls basketball team continued its winning ways with convincing victories over Centerville Gold, Lebanon White and Xenia in climbing to the top of the Greater Western Ohio Conference middle school standings with a 7-0 record.

The team is on a 13-game winning streak dating back to last year. Morgan Rhoades is leading the way averaging 14 points and game followed by Grace Phillips with a 10-point average. Diane Beningno leads with 5 assists and chips in 6 points per game. Tiernan Mckitrick leads the way with 6 rebounds per game. She also averages 5 points. Gabby Fawley averages 4 points a game with 4 rebounds to round out the starting lineup.

Addy Gray has given the Beavers great scoring from the bench contributing 3 points and 2 rebounds per game. Krisiti Campbell has provided great energy off the bench with great defense and all-around hustle. Molly Bukiewitz Nichole Wienert, Ashlyn Wilheim and Abby Day help out with staunch defensive efforts.


Wright State 73, UIC 62

FAIRBORN — The Wright State women’s basketball team controlled the first three quarters and then held off a UIC rally in the fourth for a win in the Horizon League opener for both teams Wednesday night at WSU’s Nutter Center.

WSU jumped out to an early 8-1 lead, only to see the Flames cut the deficit to 10-8 following a Teodora Zagorac three. The Raiders, though, answered with a Mackenzie Taylor three and a Lexi Smith layup and a later basket from Antania Hayes made it 17-10 after a quarter.

The margin was still seven late in the second period before Wright State outscored UIC 7-3 the final 1:49, capped off by a Kim Demmings layup to take a 28-17 advantage into halftime.

WSU shot 44 percent in the opening two quarters compared to 25 percent for the Flames.

A 13-2 run over a five-minute span in the third quarter — eight of those coming from Emily Vogelpohl — extended the Raider lead to its biggest of the night at 46-23 with 2:33 remaining.

UIC closed to within eight in the final minute at 68-60 before Wright State sealed the victory with five foul shots.

WSU shot 46 percent overall and hit 14 of 24 free throws while the Flames shot 33 percent for the contest and were seven of 13 at the stripe.

Vogelpohl led all scorers with 20 points while two Raiders posted double-doubles as Hayes had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Demmings 14 points and 10 boards. Symone Denham added nine points and eight assists.

Melita Emanuel-Carr paced UIC (9-3, 0-1 Horizon) with 19 points, including 13 of the Flames’ 32 points in the fourth quarter, while Ruvanna Campbell recorded a double-double of 14 points and 16 rebounds. Caitlin Garant and Brittany Byrd each had 10 points.

Wright State (11-3, 1-0 Horizon) opens the 2016 portion of its schedule on New Year’s Day as the Raiders host Valparaiso 2 p.m.


WSU swimming and diving school

FAIRBORN — The Wright State swimming and diving program has announced dates and times for its winter and spring school for kids 4-14.

The school, which will take place at the WSU Natatorium, will consist of two sessions. Session one will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan, 12 to Feb. 11, while session two will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 15 to April 14.

For more information on the swimming school call 937-775-2711.

WWE Smackdown

FAIRBORN — Wright State University will be the site of a WWE Smackdown professional wrestling event, starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 at the Nutter Center.

Competitors scheduled to be on the fight card include WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns & Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose vs. Sheamus & Kevin Owens, the Divas and many more. Tickets, starting at $15, are on sale at the Nutter Center,, area Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at 800-745-3000.

MDU announces Kil-Kare race date

WESTFIELD, Ind. — The Midwest Drift Union announced its four-race regional schedule, with a season-ending date taking place at Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia.

The MDU will host events in four states over a five-month time period, beginning May 1 with an event at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill. Round two will take place June 25 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind., with round three set for Aug. 20 in Detroit, Mich.

The Kil-Kare date is Sept. 17. The MDU was founded in 2010 as a Midwest regional feeder series with the intention of advancing the area’s top drifting competitors to the professional level. Last season, the top-3 drivers were rewarded with a Formula Drift Pro 2 competitors license.

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, 2016, 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.

Greene County News report compiled by John Bombatch and Scott Halasz.

Greene County News report compiled by John Bombatch and Scott Halasz.