Cougars jump out to 11-1 lead and never look back in 57-48 win.
SPRINGFIELD — It may not count in the record books, but Kenton Ridge’s 57-48 win over London in a Foundation Game on Tuesday night is a confidence booster if nothing else.
“It feels good to win after all our practice we’ve had,” Kenton Ridge guard Jordan Bailey said after the game. “It give me a lot of confidence. I’m ready to lead this team.”
Bailey scored five of Kenton Ridge’s first 11 points as the Cougars jumped out to a ten-point lead midway through the first quarter. London made a few runs through the rest of the games, but Kenton Ridge never led by less than two points the rest of the game.
Shawnee senior guard Jaden Greenwood scores 20 points in six quarters.
JAMESTOWN — Basketball practice is only two weeks underway, but Shawnee already looked in midseason form in a scrimmage yesterday against Greeneview.
Shawnee beat Greeneview five out of six quarters and tied with the Rams in the sixth quarter. The Braves outscored Greeneview 79-37 combined in all six quarters. Senior guard Jaden Greenwood, who is entering his senior season for the Braves, scored 20 points in five quarters.
Greenwood is one of several key returning players for Shawnee this season. Andrew Tincher, also a guard, returns for his senior season. Tincher did not play in Saturday’s scrimmage due to a minor shoulder injury.
Kenton Ridge senior Hannah Blair signs with Oregon Acrobatics and Tumbling team
SPRINGFIELD — A Kenton Ridge cheerleader signed with the country’s top acrobatics and tumbling teams. Hannah Blair, a senior, signed a letter of intent with Oregon last Wednesday.
Oregon has won four NCATA national titles since the organization formed in 2010. In the last four years, the Ducks have gone 43-3 and won 30 event titles. Eleven Oregon team members have earned All-America honors in the last four years, and two earned athlete of the year awards.
CEDARVILLE — A big first half lifted Ashland to a 75-60 win over Cedarville on Saturday night in the championship game of the third annual Don Callan Classic.
After a slow start by both teams, Ashland took control in the first half. The Eagles took the lead with a basket with 15:19 left in half and never looked back. Ashland outscored Cedarville 36-21 in the first half.
Cedarville shot 26 percent from the field in the first half. Ashland dominated the rebounding 23-14 in first half.
Mount Healthy capitalized on four first-half interceptions and jumped out to quick lead against Tecumseh on Friday night. The Owls beat Tecumseh 39-0 and advance to face Kings next Friday in a regional semifinal. Read more about Friday’s game here. Listen to postgame interviews with Tecumseh senior quarterback Camren Moore, running back Conner Henry, and head coach Kent Massie below. If you missed Top Billing Sports’ broadcast of the game, you can listen to the game in its entirety on our Broadcast Archives page.
Camren Moore Postgame Interview
Conner Henry Postgame Interview
Kent Massie Postgame Interview
Jakob Prall scores three touchdowns as Red Devils advance.
SPRINGFIELD — Kenton Ridge entered a Div. III regional quarterfinal with momentum heading into a rematch with Tippecanoe. The Cougars got that momentum in a three-point victory over Tippecanoe last Friday. But Tippecanoe didn’t allow that momentum to carry over into last night’s game.
Tippecanoe defeated Kenton Ridge 42-8 in a Division III regional quarterfinal game at Richard L. Phillips Field.
A big second quarter was key for Tippecanoe. The Red Devils led 7-0 after the first quarter and then scored 21 points to take a 28-0 halftime lead.
Mount Healthy capitalizes on four Tecumseh turnovers in the first half.
CINCINNATI — Four interceptions in the first half against the SWOC’s top defense was too much for Tecumseh to overcome. Mount Healthy scored on three on its four drives en route to a 39-0 win over the Arrows in a Div. II regional quarterfinal on Friday night.
Mount Healthy picked off five Camren Moore passes in the game, including four in the first half. The Owls’ first three scoring drives came as a result of interceptions.
David Montgomery scored Mount Healthy’s first touchdown on a 6-yard run with 6:11 left in the first half. The extra point was blocked, but the Owls led 6-0.
The area will be dominated by cool and mostly dry weather for Friday, November 07 and Saturday, November 08, 2014. However enough moisture will be available to produce scattered mostly light rain showers. The winds should be light from the southwest. The temperatures for Friday night for a 7:00 p.m. kick off should be in the upper 30s to around 40 degrees.
The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to East Lansing, Michigan to play the Michigan State Spartans for an 8 p.m. kick off. The conditions there and then should be partly cloudy skies, a dry field, light winds, and a game time temperature of around 40 degrees.
Kenton Ridge will host Tippecanoe in a rematch of week ten’s thriller.
SPRINGFIELD — Kenton Ridge is in the playoffs for the third time in school history, and will host the school’s second home playoff game next Friday.
The OHSAA released playoff pairings earlier this afternoon, making it “official” for the Cougars (9-1). Joe Eitel and Drew Pasteur’s websites projected that Kenton Ridge clinched a berth after a win over Stebbins on Oct. 24.
Tecumseh is the only other Clark County school that qualifies for the playoffs. West Liberty-Salem, Mechanicsburg, and Triad also qualify for the playoffs from Champaign County.
Piqua runs for 316 yards and six touchdowns and holds Troy to 91 yards on offense.
PIQUA — The rivalry series between Troy and Piqua has featured big games for running backs over the years. Players like Troy’s Ryan Brewer and Piqua’s Brandon Saine punished their opponents when they played.
Current Piqua running backs Trent Yeomans and Darien Tipps-Clemons became the latest players to leave a big mark against the rival. Yeomans and Tipps punished Troy’s defense on Friday night.
Their rushing, combined with a solid performance from Piqua’s defense, led the Indians to a 41-10 win over Troy in a GWOC North game.