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Boys basketball speeds ahead

The Yellow Springs boys varsity basketball team bested league foe Dayton Christian 64–58 on the road on Friday, Jan. 29. The Bulldogs outscored the Warriors 44–29 in the second half to remain undefeated in the Metro Buckeye Conference, with a season record of 10–1.

Ryan Newsome and Will Ripley each scored 20 points for the team.

Girls basketball falls to Lions

The YSHS girls basketball team lost 33–32 to the Emmanuel Christian Lions on Monday, Jan. 25, and then took a hard spill against Miami Valley on Thursday, Jan. 28. The girls record falls to 5–9 for the season.

The second meeting against Emmanuel did not go the Bulldogs’ way. The teams were tied at 15 at the halftime. Amber Dudgeon and Alex Beer scored six points each to help the Bulldogs to a narrow lead in the third quarter. But Yellow Springs lost control in the fourth, and a last-second attempt to save the game failed, sealing the loss. Dudgeon led the team with 12 points, followed by Maryah Martin with 10.

Yellow Springs suffered their fifth straight loss to Miami Valley, 47–24. The second quarter was the beginning of the end for the Lady Bulldogs, whose turnovers and missed opportunities helped Miami Valley build a halftime lead of 29–13. In the second half the Lady Bulldogs continued playing to the tune of 26 turnovers for the game. Martin led the team with 10 points, followed by Beer’s nine.

Swimmers at MBC meet

The YSHS swim team competed in the Metro Buckeye Conference meet over the weekend and brought home titles in the girls 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke.

Sophomore Erika Chick won the girls 200-yard freestyle event in 2:02.19, beating the next finisher by over 20 seconds. Chick also easily took the 100-butterfly title in 1:04.06.

Sophomore Elizabeth Malone set a new personal record and handily won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:04.78. She fought for the 50-yard freestyle to finish .33 seconds behind the winner from Dayton Christian.

Katie Triplett finished seventh in the 200 free, while Mary Triplett finished ninth in the 100 free and seventh in the 100 breaststroke, just ahead of Kelsey Cundiff in eighth place.

Mills Lawn KTC basketball

The Mills Lawn Youth KTC basketball squads took on the Clinton Massie Falcons on Saturday, Jan. 30, and Wilmington on Sunday, Jan. 31, both at home.

Against Clinton Massie, the sixth-grade girls lost 5–41, while the sixth-grade boys stretched out a 31–23 victory, with Rodman Allen scoring 14 points and J.T. Clark adding muscle to shut down the Falcon offense. The fifth-grade girls lost to the Lady Falcons 6–24, with Annie Welsh providing the defensive back bone and scoring two points, three rebounds. The fifth-grade boys team lost 23–47, with Augie Knemeyer scoring 16 points. The fourth-grade boys fell 14–27. Andrew Clark had seven points, and Jayme Johnson had six.

Against Wilmington, the sixth-grade girls lost 13–25 against the Lady Hurricanes, with Kaliyah Fulton scoring eight points, while the sixth-grade boys struggled to a 30–50 loss. The fifth-grade girls lost a heartbreaker 21–22 — Yellow Springs was up by one point with 58 seconds on the clock when they gave up two points to the Hurricanes’ defensive press. Mariah Roe scored a season high 15 points. Augie Knemeyer lead the fifth-grade boys with 10 points in a 14–24 loss, while the fourth-grade boys fell 16–33.

League play continues at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at South Charleston Middle School, and at home at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7, against Cedarville.

Bulldog white-out

All students who come to the boys basketball games against Miami Valley on Friday, Feb. 5, are invited to take a free white tee-shirt and cheer from the Dog Pound for a white-out at that game and all other games for the remainder of the season. Tee-shirts will be distributed during the JV game, which starts at 6 p.m.

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