Local Sports Briefs


HIGH SCHOOL

Boys Basketball

Beavercreek beats Troy

TROY — Jon Alessandro scored a team-high 27 points, Jackson Back scored 11, Jackson Hansen tossed in 10 points, Cedric Baldwin scored nine while Drew Prater and Adam Graeter scored four each, in Beavercreek’s 65-61 win, Tuesday, over Troy. The Beavers are now 3-11 overall.

Patriots win big

RIVERSIDE — Host Carroll charged out to a 31-14 halftime lead and then let its bench take over the rest of the way, in Tuesday’s 70-39 win over West Carrollton. D.J. Sommers led Carroll with 18 points, Stafford Stevens scored 11, Joe Cogan added 10, Beau Austin scored nine points and Jared Kieninger scored eight in the win.

The Patriots are now 9-6 overall and 2-3 in the Greater Catholic League Co-ed North Division.

Ambassadors lose on the road

TROY — Xenia Christian fell behind 22-6 in the opening quarter and could not dig itself out of the hole, Tuesday night in a 67-49 loss. No individual statistics were provided to the Metro Buckeye Conference website. Xenia Christian (0-13, 0-6 MBC).

Girls Basketball

Beavercreek takes Wayne to overtime

BEAVERCREEK — Host Beavercreek gave state-ranked Huber Heights Wayne all they could handle in Saturday’s Greater Miami Conference, Central Division battle. Wayne, the state’s eighth-ranked team in Division I, needed overtime to escape with a 53-52 win.

Keaira Youngblood had 14 points for Beavercreek and Alexa Low added 12 in the loss. Wayne did not report any individual stats to the GWOC website.

Beavercreek (13-5, 4-2 GWOC Central) plays at Centerville at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The two teams are currently tied for second place in the GWOC Central division. Wayne leads the GWOC Central with a 17-1, 6-0 record.

Carroll beats Badin

HAMILTON — The visiting Patriots amassed a 51-30 lead after three quarters of play and cruised to Saturday’s 58-38 win at Badin High School.

Amanda Schroeder led Carroll with 13 points scored, Kate Hickey scored a dozen and Olivia Seymour came off the bench to score 11. The Patriots hosted Middletown Madison on Monday night. They will return to GCL Co-Ed North play with a battle with visiting Dayton Chaminade.

COLLEGE

Raiders Donlon nabs 100th Win

FAIRBORN — The Wright State men’s basketball team wrapped up a 5-0 homestand and won its sixth straight overall Sunday afternoon with an 80-66 Horizon League decision over Illinois-Chicago at WSU’s Nutter Center.

The win was the 100th for sixth-year Wright State head coach Billy Donlon in his career, all at the helm of the Raiders.

WSU shot 54 percent for the contest, including nine of 21 three-pointers, and led 19-8 in points off of turnovers and 13-0 in fast-break points. The Flames, meanwhile, shot 42 percent, but hit just two of 12 three-pointers and 20 of 35 foul shots.

Mark Alstork led the Raiders with a near double-double of 19 points and nine rebounds while JT Yoho had 16 points off the bench, Biggie Minnis had 13 points and six assists off the bench and Grant Benzinger scored 11 points.

Dikembe Dixson paced all scorers with a near double-double of 29 points and nine rebounds for UIC (2-17, 0-8 Horizon) while Tai Odiase had 13.

Wright State (13-8, 7-1 Horizon) heads to Michigan for two games next weekend, taking on Oakland on Friday, Jan. 29, followed by Detroit on Sunday, Jan. 31.

OTHER SPORTS NEWS

Beavercreek summer staff

BEAVERCREEK — The City of Beavercreek Parks, Recreation and Culture Department is seeking applications for its summer staff. Be a part of the team by joining the staff as camp counselors, sports management intern or recreation intern. For more information, contact the City of Beavercreek Parks, Recreation and Culture Department at 937-427-5514 or human resources at 937-320-7387.

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.

Dragons anthem tryouts Feb. 27

DAYTON —The Dayton Dragons minor league baseball team will host National Anthem tryouts from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek.

The winners will perform the national anthem at Dragons games throughout the season, with the grand prize winner performing at Opening Day 2016 before the Dragons host the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Fifth Third Field 4 p.m. Saturday, April 9.

Pre-registration is now underway at daytondragons.com/nationalanthem. The first 200 entrants who pre-register for this event will receive a scheduled tryout time.

Arnold 5K run set for March 6th

COLUMBUS — The 16th annual Arnold 5K will be held on Sunday, March 6 in downtown Columbus. The race is part of the Arnold Sports Festival Weekend. All entrants receive an Arnold 5K race T-shirt and a free entry ($20 value) to the 27th Annual Arnold Sports Festival after the race, plus the top 500 finishers receive Arnold 5K medals. For more information go to www.runohio.com or contact Matt McGowan – runohio@ee.net, 740-587-0376. The Arnold 5K Pump and Run registration is closed.

Raiders named to academic squads

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Horizon League Friday released its fall all-academic teams with six Wright State student-athletes being recognized, including 2014 men’s soccer honoree Eric Lynch of Bellbrook who was named for the second time.

To be eligible for Academic All-Horizon League consideration, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher and have completed at least one year at the member institution, having earned 36 quarter-hour credits.

Local Wright State student-athletes selected to their respective sports’ all-academic teams are: Eric Lynch of Bellbrook for Men’s Soccer and Natalie Sedlock of Beavercreek for Women’s Soccer.

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Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send your sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send your sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com.