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Senior swimmer Elizabeth Malone took off from the starting block en route to a new school record in the 50-yard freestyle at the Wayne Invitational at Wright State University last weekend. Malone finished second in the event in 25.87 seconds. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

Senior swimmer Elizabeth Malone took off from the starting block en route to a new school record in the 50-yard freestyle at the Wayne Invitational at Wright State University last weekend. Malone finished second in the event in 25.87 seconds. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

Jan. 12, 2012 Bulldog sports round-up

Malone, Chick smash records

Elizabeth Malone and Erika Chick began their final year as Bulldog swimmers by conquering new meet and school records and grabbing first-place finishes at meets last weekend at Wittenberg and Wright State.

Malone swam the fastest 50-yard freestyle in Yellow Springs High School history, in 25.87 seconds, at the Wayne Invitational at Wright State. Chick took the new YSHS record in the 100-yard freestyle at the Shawnee Invitational at Wittenberg, unseating a 12-year-old record with her 55.84 second race. Together, Malone and Chick now hold 12 of the 16 individual swimming records at YSHS.

Malone ended up winning the 100-yard butterfly at Wittenberg (in 1:01.40), taking second at Wright State in both the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly (in 1:00.84), and placing fourth in the 100-yard freestyle at Wittenberg (in 56.80).

Chick won the 100-meter butterfly at Wright State (1:00.76) with a new meet record. She finished first with a new meet record in the 500-yard freestyle at Wright State (5:25.34) and won the same event with a new pool record at Wittenberg (5:15.02). Chick also placed third in the 100-yard freestyle at Wittenberg (55.84).

Chick and Malone led the team to a fifth-place finish at the Wayne Invite, among 11 schools and 201 participating swimmers, and were members of a fifth-place 200-yard relay team at the Shawnee Invite (2:13.09). Swimming with them were Zoey McKinley and Rachel Meyer.

Other Bulldog swimmers with strong individual showings were Meyer, McKinley, Ashley Merritt, Emma Romohr, and lone boys swimmer Connor Gravely-Novello.

Girls bball nets double victory

The YSHS girls basketball team (3–5, 1–4) notched two more victories on the season with back-to-back wins over Jefferson in recent weeks. After defeating the team on their own turf, 52–34, thanks to a breakout performance by Paloma Wiggins (12 points, 6 rebounds), the Bulldogs went on to win at home, 48–21.

At Jefferson last month, Wiggins was backed by Angela Allen (10 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals), Brianna Ayers (10 points, 5 steals) and Maryah Martin (10 points, 9 assists).

At home last week, the Bulldogs charged off to a 31–7 lead by half time. Allen, who regularly scores in the double-digits, had a season high of 17 points on the day. Martin added 13 points and seven assists, Kennedy Harshaw came in with nine points and Ayers contributed seven.

Boys bball team fails to finish

The YSHS boys basketball team fell to 2–6 on the season after the two more close losses this week. Most of the team’s losses this season have been by less than 10 points.

Visiting Stivers shot 14 of 18 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter alone during their defeat over the Bulldogs last week, 88–75. Fisher Catholic later went 10 of 16 from the line in the fourth quarter to beat the Bulldogs 73–67.

Stivers, however, couldn’t keep Greg Felder Jr. from lighting it up on offense. The point guard scored a career high of 28 points that night. Cole Edwards followed with 16 points and Robbie Jones added 12.

At Lancaster Fisher Catholic, Roland Newsome had a season high 22 points while Jacob Trumbull scored a career high 13 points while playing tremendous defense on the Irish’s top offensive player Joe Delisio.

“[Trumbull]‘s defense was outstanding,” Coach Brad Newsome said. “It’s an example of what we need from every player on the floor defensively.”

Robbie Jones added 11 points and Greg Felder Jr hit for 13 on the night. Austin Pence added two points for the Bulldogs while Jared Scarfpin played solid minutes on offense and defense for YSHS.

While the boys season record has dropped to .250 overall, Coach Newsome said there is still a lot of fight left in the Bulldogs and feels like their hard work and improvement will start showing up on the scoreboard and in the win column.

Meanwhile, YSHS is currently fifth in the area in scoring at 57.3 points per game. Roland Newsome leads the area in rebounds with 11.7 per game. Robbie Jones (10.5), Felder Jr. (16), and Newsome (14) are among the area’s leading scorers and Felder Jr. is one of the assist leaders, averaging five per game.

McKinney boys improve to 5–1

The McKinney eighth-grade boys basketball team won two more games this week to improve their record to 5–1 (4–0). Against Northwestern, Rodman Allen and Kaner Butler netted 17 points a piece, while Isaiah Taylor scored seven in the 49–34 win. In a conference matchup with Middletown Christian, the Bulldogs were neck-and-neck with their opponents until the McKinney team outscored their opponents 27–11 in the second quarter and went on to win 59–45. Allen led scoring with 18 points on the night, followed by Butler, with 10, and Taylor, who had eight points.

Smith leads McKinney hoops

Elizabeth Smith once again ran the court in the McKinney girls basketball team’s game on Saturday against Northwestern. On both offense and defense, the seventh-grader dominated. She ended with 16 points on the day, though the team fell 43–22 to the visiting foe.

Ashley Longshaw contributed three points, Anna Williamson had two points and Kaliyah Fulton added a free throw to round out scoring for the Bulldogs. See more photos from the game at the Bulldog Sports Sunday at www.ysnews.com .

 

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