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The Yellow Springs High School girls varsity basketball team, shown above, ended the regular season in first place in the Metro Buckeye Conference, tied with Legacy Christian Academy. The Bulldogs were 9–1 in the conference and 15–5 for the season overall. (Submitted photo by Allison Moody)

Feb. 17, 2022 | Bulldog Sports Round-Up

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Boys crowned conference co-champs; Cowen surpasses 1,000 points

The Yellow Springs High School boys varsity basketball team finished regular season play last week at the top of the Metro Buckeye Conference in a tie with Dayton Christian. Both teams ended the season 10–2 in conference play, according to Yellow Springs Athletic Director Jeff Eyrich.

The Bulldogs secured their place with wins in their last two conference games Tuesday, Feb. 8, and Wednesday, Feb. 9, against Middletown Christian (70–51) and Legacy Christian Academy (66–46).

Senior DeAndre Cowen was top scorer in both matches, securing 33 points, one assist and seven rebounds against Middletown Christian on the 8th, and netting 28 points and seven rebounds against Legacy Christian on the 9th, according to the conference website.

Others scoring in the Feb. 8 game were senior Javas McNair, with 12 points, one assist and seven rebounds; senior Cameron Harris, with 12 points and four rebounds; senior Malik Thomas, with seven points and four rebounds; senior Nate Curtis, with four points, 12 assists and four rebounds; and junior Eli Eyrich, with two points, five assists and eight rebounds.

Also scoring in the Feb. 9 game were Curtis, with 10 points, five assists and three rebounds; McNair, with nine points and six rebounds; junior Jason Knemeyer, with six points, one assist and two rebounds; Harris, with five points and five rebounds; Thomas, with four points and 10 rebounds; and Eyrich, with four points, six assists and eight rebounds.

The final regular game of the season, a nonconference game against Ansonia on Saturday, Feb. 12, was a nail biter of a contest that went into overtime with the teams tied 45–45, according to Ansonia’s website. The final score of 52–50 was in Ansonia’s favor. A celebratory moment in the game came when senior DeAndre Cowen surpassed 1,000 career points. Other statistics for the game were unavailable at press time.

The Bulldogs ended the season 16–4 overall and have their first postseason tournament game on Wednesday, Feb. 23, against the winner of a contest between Cedarville and the Miami Valley School, both of whom Yellow Springs defeated in regular season play.

Cowen has been named Metro Buckeye Conference Player of the Year, and coach Nick Trimbach is conference coach of the year.

The boys varisty team also finished the season as co-conference champs, tying with Dayton Christian. After scoring over 1,000 career points, senior DeAndre Cowen, bottom right, was named the conference’s Player of the Year. Coach Nick Trimbach was named conference coach of the year. In celebration of the seasons’ successes, the boys team cut fragments of the gym’s net and posed with village resident and famed comedian Dave Chappelle, who purchased uniforms for the team. (Photo by Matt Minde)


Girls top conference in winning season

The Yellow Springs High School girls varsity basketball team ended regular season play last week with a loss and a win, tying with Legacy Christian Academy as conference co-champs, according to Bulldogs Athletic Director Eyrich.

A 52–42 loss against Legacy Christian on Tuesday, Feb. 8, was the team’s only defeat in conference play this year. After winning 62–28 against Dayton Christian on Thursday, Feb. 10, the Bulldogs finished the season 9–1 in the conference and 15–5 for the season overall.

The team plays its first postseason sectional tournament game against Newton High School on Thursday, Feb. 17, at Trotwood-Madison High School, according to the Ohio High School Athletic Association website. The Bulldogs last went up against Newton, a nonconference team, in their first game of the season in November, falling 45–37.


Season ends for Bulldog bowlers

The Yellow Springs High School boys bowling squad had its final match of the season Thursday, Feb. 10, against Greenon High School, which toppled 2,282 pins to 1,878 for the Bulldogs, according to the Metro Buckeye Conference website. Junior Krishan Miller rolled two games over 200, knocking down 201 pins in each. Junior Luka Sage-Frebotta wasn’t far behind with 187 and 166 for his two games. Senior Max Sturgeon finished his season with 161 and 144.

The girls team went up against Dayton Christian on Thursday, Feb. 10, finishing with 1,118 pins to the Warriors’ 1,301. Top Bulldog scorer was senior Carley Brackney with games of 139 and 116.

The boys team was scheduled to play in the boys sectional tournament match Tuesday, Feb. 15, the results of which were not available at press time. The sectional match for the girls is scheduled Thursday, Feb. 17

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