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The YSHS girls basektball team remained at the top of the conference this week, with a 5–0 in league play and a 10–4 season record. Above, Junior Corinne Totty shoots the ball in a game against Miami Valley School earlier in the season. (Photo by Michael Knemeyer)

Jan. 27, 2022 | Bulldog Sports Round-Up

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BASKETBALL

Boys trounce Jefferson Township

The Yellow Springs High School boys varsity basketball team had one game last week, a home contest Friday, Jan. 21, against conference team Jefferson Township.

According to Yellow Springs Athletic Director Jeff Eyrich, the final score was 63–9, a win for the home team, with the Bulldogs dominating early.

“We did everything possible to not run up the score,” Eyrich said of the blowout. “Our starters didn’t play most of the second half.”

Going into its next game Tuesday, Jan. 25, against nonconference team Twin Valley South, the Bulldogs had a season record of 11–3 and a conference record of 6–2. Tuesday night’s game score was not available at press time.

Girls win three more

After going a week without a game, the Yellow Springs High School girls varsity basketball team played three games within six days, winning each contest by a wide margin, according to the Metro Buckeye Conference, or MBC, website.

The Bulldogs went up against conference team Jefferson Township at home on Thursday, Jan. 20, finishing 60–8 while playing every player on the Yellow Springs roster. Nine Yellow Springs players earned points on the scoreboard, with senior standout Angie Smith netting 27, along with five assists and 10 rebounds.

Smith also broke the school’s girls basketball record for career points scored, topping Evin Wimberly’s 1,770 in the 2004–5 season.

Also scoring Thursday were freshman Lacey Longshaw, with nine points and 10 rebounds; junior Corinne Totty, with six points, two assists and 10 rebounds; senior Aaliyah Longshaw and sophomore Jocelyn Herring, each with five points, two assists and six rebounds; sophomore Naveah Smith, with two points and three rebounds; freshman Tiger Collins, with two points, two assists and three rebounds; and freshman Payton Horton and sophomore Gema Brizuela, each with two points and one rebound.

On Saturday, Jan. 22, the team played a home game against conference team Middletown Christian, winning 52–22. Angie Smith was the high scorer with 16 points, eight assists and eight rebounds, and Aaliyah Longshaw followed with 14 points, four assists and seven rebounds. Other players making the scoreboard were Naveah Smith, with six points and five rebounds; Lacey Longshaw, with six points and eight rebounds; Totty, with four points, one assist and 14 rebounds; and Herring, with six points and six rebounds.

On Monday, Jan. 24, the Bulldogs won an away game against nonconference team Ansonia 53–33. Angie Smith was again the high scorer, with 21 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, followed by Aaliyah Longshaw, with 19 points, one assist and four rebounds. Also scoring were Totty, with 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Collins, with two points.

The girls remain at the top of the seven-team Metro Buckeye Conference with a 7–0 record in conference play and 13–4 for the season overall. They have two more games scheduled in the regular season.

BOWLING

Season coming to a close

The Yellow Springs High School boys bowling squad played two back-to-back matches last week, while the girls team had no scheduled matches.

The boys went up against Southeastern on Wednesday, Jan. 19, with a final score of 2,616 pins for the Spartans and 2,253 for the Bulldogs. The next day, Yellow Springs fell to Dayton Christian by a close 1,882 to 1,872.

The boys are 3–6 overall and 2–4 in conference play, with two more matches scheduled in regular season play, Tuesday, Jan. 25, and Monday, Jan. 31; scores for the Tuesday contest were not available at press time. The girls, a young team that has improved with each match, are 0–5, with one more season match scheduled Jan. 25.

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