January 24, 2013 Bulldog Sports Round-up
- Published: January 24, 2013
Girls bball stays undefeated
A road win against Xenia Christian last Thursday kept the YSHS girls varsity basketball team in first place in the Metro Buckeye Conference and en route to the school’s first league title. They are a perfect 7–0 in the conference and have beaten each team in the MBC.
“It is nice to be on top of the league and we’ve beat everybody now so it is our fault if we can’t finish on top,” Coach Tim Barga told the Xenia Gazette on Thursday.
With a narrow 25–23 advantage over Xenia Christian at the half, YSHS went on a 10–2 run in the third, leading 35–25 by quarter’s end. They held on for a 52–37 win.
Kennedy Harshaw led scoring with 14 points while dominating the paint. Point guard Maryah Martin had 13 points, Angela Allen added 10, Brianna Ayres, 9, Keturah Fulton, 4, and Molly Hendrickson, 2.
On Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs’ five-game win streak came to an end at Columbus Bishop Ready, where YSHS fell 63–24. Their overall record is now 10–4.
Late charge secures boys win
In an evenly matched conference battle at Xenia Christian last Friday, the YSHS boys varsity basketball team stayed strong late to get the win, 73–66. They improved to 8–5 (4–2) and moved up to third place in the conference.
In the first half YSHS forward Wesley Moultrie was dominant, scoring 19 of the Bulldogs’ points. In the third quarter, Jared Scarfpin knocked down two three-pointers, while Robbie Jones went for 10 points in the frame.
With a one-point advantage going into the last quarter of play, the Bulldogs outscored their opponents 20–14 in the final quarter to secure the win, thanks in part to solid free throw shooting from Roland Newsome (7 of 8) and Jones (5 of 6). Newsome also made several impressive shots in the quarter, including a one-handed tip-in. He led the team with 24 points and contributed 13 rebounds. Moultrie ended with career highs in points (23) and rebounds (15). Jones had a season-high 16 points and Scarpin added 10 points.
Benners boosts McKinney boys
Over the week, the McKinney seventh-grade boys basketball team fell to Indian Valley, 42–15, and Xenia Christian, 32–18. Rashawn Benners was the top scorer against Indian Valley, coming in with nine points. Christian Elam scored four and Naseem Chappelle added two, while other players found a way to contribute, acccording to Coach Shane Elam.
Benners also led his team when they hosted Xenia Christian later in the week. He finished with 10 points, Fisher Lewis had four and Elam and Chappelle both added two. According to Coach Elam, Eli Schell and Zack Brintlinger-Conn were valuable defensive players, while Jakob Woodburn played a strong defensive game with “mad rebounds.”
Elizabeth Smith scored more than 20 points in back-to-back games last week for the McKinney eighth-grade girls basketball team. She led her team to a 27–16 victory over Indian Valley with a 23-point performance, with help from Julie Roberts (2 points) and Kaliyah Fulton (2 points). But Smith’s 21 points against Xenia Christian weren’t enough. They lost 50–28 with additional scoring by Fulton (5 points) and Roberts (2 points).
Seventh-grade girls who stepped up in that team’s 33–10 win against Belmont were Gracie Bryce, with 13 points, Fulton (8 points), Roberts (6 points), and Zoe Greenwood, Amani Wagner and Yasmine Longshaw (2 points each). Over the week, the seventh-grade girls team also beat Indian Valley 23–19 and lost to Xenia Christian 34–7.