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Danny Davis dribbles

Springfield pulls away from Roger Bacon

Wildcats have little problem with Roger Bacon in Wilmington Play-by-Play Classic.

WILMINGTON — After a slow start, Springfield picked up steam fast. The Wildcats beat Roger Bacon 91-64 in the Scholastic Play-by-Play Classic on Saturday night at Wilmington High School.

The Spartans scored the first seven points of the game, but it was all Springfield from there. Danny Davis hit back-to-back three-pointers to break a tie and give Springfield a 15-9 lead. The Wildcats scored the next nine points and finished the first on a 18-8 run.  Read More >>>

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Jaden Greenwood looks to pass

Shawnee beats Bellefontaine, takes division lead

Jaden Greenwood free throws lift Shawnee over Bellefontaine.

SPRINGFIELD —  The Shawnee boys basketball team is in the driver’s seat for the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division title after an exciting 49-45 home victory over Bellefontaine on Friday night at Shawnee.

Bellefontaine’s Jake Kennedy gave his team the lead at 45-44 on a jumper with 3:12 left. The score stayed that way for almost two minutes, until Shawnee senior guard Jaden Greenwood canned two free tosses with 1:22 to take the lead for good at 46-45. The Braves never trailed after that. Read More >>>

Shawnee guard Jaden Greenwood dribbles around Springfield's Danny Davis. Shawnee is No.

TBSN boys basketball rankings: Jan. 30

 Wayne, Wilmington will play on Saturday night in play-by-play classic. 

The Top Billing Sports Network boys basketball rankings for the Dayton area after the eighth week of regular season play. Of note this week, Jackson Center moves up in Div. IV after a win over Marion Local, while Russia drops after a loss to Anna.

The top two teams in Division I — Wayne and Wilmington — will meet in the Wilmington Play-by-Play Classic on Saturday. Officials expect a capacity crowd for the 8 p.m. game. Another big game comes on Sunday, when Dunbar travels to Ponitz. Dunbar is ranked second in Div. II, while Ponitz is sixth.

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