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Feb. 26, 2015 Bulldog sports round-up

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BASKETBALL

Boys win final game of season

In its last game of the regular season on Friday night, the YSHS boys varsity basketball team defeated Emmanuel Christian on the road, 41–38. The game was neck-and-neck, with the Bulldogs holding off the home team in the end.

Ethan DeWine and Cameron Miles both scored 12 points in the win — the team’s third straight. The Bulldogs end the regular season in second place in the MBC conference with a record of 17–5 (9–3).

The boys open sectional tournament play this weekend as a number-three seed playing against Cedarville.

Girls fall in tourney opener

The YSHS girls varsity basketball team bowed out of the sectional tournament with a first-round loss to Xenia Christian at Monroe High School on Monday night. The score was 53-32. Complete game statistics will appear in next week’s paper.

McKinney boys lose to #1 seed

The McKinney eighth-grade boys basketball team hosted two second-round MBC tournament games last Thursday, Feb. 19. In the first game, the number-one seed Xenia Christian won over the hopeful McKinney Bulldogs, 52–38.

Determined to not let the Ambassadors beat them with steals and fast breaks as in previous games, the Bulldogs played beautifully in breaking the press, taking care of the ball with only five turnovers, and getting back on defense, according to Coach Branson Pyles.

With many YS shots dancing on the rim but not dropping, the Bulldogs fell behind early and by the end of the third quarter the game was beyond reach.

Scoring for the Bulldogs were Tyreese Benning with 11 points, Elliot Wiggins with nine, Trey Anderson with five points and eight rebounds, Blake Potter with four, Teymour Fultz with four, Andrew Clark with three points and two assists, and Kevin Wagner with two points. Will Midtbo added great support off and on the bench.

“This talented class of young men practiced and prepared well the day before the Xenia Christian game, but have learned it takes a full season of good practices and focus to achieve goals,” Coach Pyles said after the game, adding, “Many of these athletes will have awesome high school basketball careers … and Coach Geoffrey Pitts and I will root and cheer them onward.”

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