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On Tuesday, Dec. 7, YSHS faced off against Tri-County North, ultimately winning 52-33. Here, YSHS senior DeAndre Cowen heads to the hoop as if floating in air. (Photo by Michael Knemeyer)

Dec. 16, 2021 — Bulldog Sports Round-Up

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Bulldogs on win streak
The Yellow Springs High School varsity boys basketball team is burning up the court, winning their last six outings. The team’s current record is 6–1 for the season and 3–0 in conference play.

According to the website of the Metro Buckeye Conference, or MBC, in which Yellow Springs plays, the four games since the last Bulldog Roundup saw the team best Tri-County North 52–33 on Tuesday, Dec. 7; Emmanuel Christian at home Friday, Dec. 10, 63–44; East Clinton, Saturday, Dec. 11, 57–33; and Miami Valley School, Sunday, Dec. 12, 59–27.

Seven players put points on the scoreboard during the Tri-County North game. Senior DeAndre Cowen was top scorer, with 23 points, one assist and 11 rebounds. Also adding to the total were: senior Malik Thomas, with eight points, three assists and 10 rebounds; freshman Jason Knemeyer, with 7 points and two rebounds; junior Eli Eyrich, with five points, six assists and 12 rebounds; senior Cameron Harris, with five points, three assists and 10 rebound; freshman Javas McNair, with two points, one assist and eight rebounds; and Ethan Knemeyer, with two points, one assist and four rebounds.

The Friday home game against Emmanuel Christian saw Cowen earn 25 points, with three assists and 10 rebounds; Thomas score 17 points, with three assists and 10 rebounds; McNair secure nine points, with two assists and seven rebounds; senior Nate Curtis net seven points, with seven assists and five rebounds; and Harris score five points.

Statistics for Saturday’s game at East Clinton list six players on the scoreboard: Cowen, with 20 points, two assists and seven rebounds; McNair, with 12 points, one assist and seven rebounds; Eyrich, with nine points, five assists and five rebounds; Harris, with eight points and five rebounds; Curtis, with four points, seven assists and three rebounds; and Thomas, with four points, one assist and seven rebounds.

Players’ statistics for the Sunday win against Miami Valley School weren’t available at press time.

Girls take three more
The Yellow Springs High School girls varsity basketball team secured three more wins last week, besting Spring Valley, 47–21, on Tuesday, Dec. 7; Twin Valley South, 58–35, on Saturday, Dec. 11; and Miami Valley School, 53–21, Monday, Dec. 13, according to the MBC website.

Putting points on the scoreboard against Spring Valley were senior Angie Smith, with 20 points, five assists and seven rebounds; junior Corinne Totty, with 10 points, three assists and 10 rebounds; senior Aaliyah Longshaw, with seven points, two assists and five rebounds; freshman Lacey Longshaw, with six points, two assists and 17 rebounds; and freshman Jocelyn Herring, with four points and seven rebounds.

Three players accumulated all the points in Saturday’s away game against Twin Valley South: Smith scored 32 points, with seven assists and 10 rebounds; A. Longshaw earned 17 points and five rebounds; and Totty netted nine points, with one assist and 14 rebounds.

Statistics for the win against Miami Valley School were not available at press time.

The girls’ current record 6–2 for the season and 2–0 in conference play.


Boys log winning match
In a match Monday, Dec. 13, against Legacy Christian, the Bulldogs finished with a win, toppling 1,869 pins to Legacy’s 1,045.

Players for Yellow Springs included sophomore Isaac Grushon, who scored 212 and 128 in his two games; senior Luka Sage-Frabotta, who finished with 167 and 166; junior Krishan Miller, who scored 150 and 124; senior Max Steiger, who scored 230 in his single game; and sophomore Eli Matteson, who finished with scores of 91 and 112.

The team’s current record, according to the MBC website, is 2–1 for the season and in conference play.

As of press time, the girls squad didn’t have a match scheduled in December.

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