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Jan. 27, 2011 Bulldog sports round-up

Chick, Malone swim to victory again

Junior swimmers Erika Chick and Elizabeth Malone finished in first place for the third week in a row while several other swimmers had strong individual showings at Saturday’s Clark County Invitational. Overall, the team came in fifth place out of 12 participating teams.

Chick won both the 50- and the 200-yard freestyle, while Malone came in first for the 100-yard butterfly and third in the 200-yard freestyle race. The two Bulldog swimmers have come away victorious in each of the four tournaments they’ve participated in this season.

In addition, the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Chick, Malone, Zoey McKinley and Rachel Meyer placed second at the meet. Meyer finished fifth in her 500-yard freestyle event with a personal best time of 6:48.39 while McKinley took sixth place in the 50-yard breaststroke. In the boys division, Taylor Ford placed sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke.

The conference meet, which begins the run-up to state finals, takes place on Saturday at the Beavercreek YMCA.

Girls varsity basketball drops to 4–9

At Xenia Christian on Monday, the girls varsity basketball team lost by a final score of 45–32 to drop to 4–9 (3–4 in the conference). The Lady Bulldogs came back from an 11–0 deficit at the end of the first quarter to keep the game competitive. Maryah Martin led the Lady Bulldogs with 18 points, Lois Miller had four points and Kennedy Harshaw and Alex Beer each added three.

With six games remaining in the regular season, Martin is the Lady Bulldog’s leading scorer, currently averaging nearly 15 points per game, which makes her the sixth-highest scorer in the conference. Beer is averaging more than eight points per game.

First win for McKinney girls hoops

The eighth-grade McKinney girls basketball team got its first victory of the year against conference rival Miami Valley on Saturday by a final score of 17–16. Kara Edwards scored all 17 points for the home team. At Northridge on Monday, the eighth graders lost 29–14 in an aggressive game, with Edwards scoring all 14 points.

“Our defense has gotten extremely better,” said Coach Evin Wimberly of the victory. “We just need to get more people involved on offense.”

The seventh-grade team, in action on Monday, dropped to Northridge 15–7. Ashley Longshaw led scoring with four points, while Anna Williamson had a field goal and Jalyn Roe contributed a free throw.

Eighth-grade boys hoops win ninth

The eighth-grade boys basketball team added two more games to its tally to improve its record to 9–0. On Saturday, the Bulldogs defeated Miami Valley 54–30. Ahmad Wagner led a balanced attack with 14 points, while Jared Scarfpin and Liam Weigand scored 13 each. Fielding Lewis added five, and Bryce White, Edward Johnson and Ian Chick also scored on the night.

In a physical game at Dayton Northridge on Monday, the Bulldogs sprinted to a 20–7 halftime lead on their way to a 40–27 victory. Wagner again led the attack with 17 points. Chick, Johnson, Weigand, Scarfpin and Jacob Whetsel each had four points while Lewis and Theron Orme rounded out the scoring.

Seventh-grade boys basketball loses close one

At Northridge, the seventh-grade boys basketball team lost a tight, physical game by a final score of 44–40. Their record is now 5–2. Isaiah Taylor led the Bulldog’s balanced scoring on the evening with 13 points. Rodman Allen had eight, Kaner Butler scored seven, Devon Perry added six, and J.T. Clark contributed four. Taran Pergram also scored in the game.

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