Prep basketball notes: Shawnee bounces back with big week

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Springfield gives up over 70 points in league game for the second-straight time.

SPRINGFIELD — If losing their first two games was a wake-up call for Shawnee, the Braves have rolled out of bed.

Shawnee won three games last week to improve to 3-2 and gain momentum heading into Christmas break. Shawnee beat Urbana 34-30 on Tuesday, Bellefontaine 45-44 on Friday, and Troy 67-45 on Saturday. [Read more…]

Jaden Greenwood Interview | TBSN Audio Extra

Top Billing Sports talked with Shawnee senior guard Jaden Greenwood after the Braves’ 22-point win over Troy on Saturday. Greenwood led Shawnee with 22 points. He struggled in Shawnee’s first two games this season and shot 23 percent from the field. However, in Shawnee’s last three games, he’s shot 53 percent.

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Shawnee routs Troy in 67-45 win

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Shawnee outscores Troy by 13 points in second to jumpstart lopsided nonconference win.

SPRINGFIELD — Size didn’t matter for Shawnee against Troy in a nonconference game on Saturday night.

The Trojans start two 6-6 players and have four players over 6-5 on its roster. Shawnee starts one 6-3 player and no other starter taller than 6-2.

The height differential didn’t hurt Shawnee at all. The Braves crushed Troy 67-45 to win their third-straight game. [Read more…]

Tecumseh too much for Kenton Ridge

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Tecumseh goes on 12-2 run in first quarter and never looks back against Cougars.

NEW CARLISLE — It has already happened to a few of Tecumseh’s opponents, and it happened again on Friday to Kenton Ridge.

The duo of brother guards Malik and Darius Quisenberry were too much for the Cougars to handle in a CBC Kenton Trail game. Darius Quisenberry scored 11 points in the first half while Malik Quisenberry scored 19 in the second half to help lead the Arrows to a 72-55 win and give Kenton Ridge its first loss. [Read more…]

TBSN Boys Basketball Rankings: Dec. 19

Myo Baxter-Bell grabs rebounds

Chaminade Julienne, the top ranked team in Division III, plays Division II No. 6 Carroll on Friday.

Top Billing Sports Network’s Dayton-area boys basketball rankings after the second week of regular season play.

Wayne top Division I this week, while Dunbar tops Division II. Chaminade Julienne tops Division III, while Tri-Village tops Division IV. Chaminade Julienne faces Carroll, the sixth-ranked team in Division II, in a GCL Co-Ed game tonight.

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Prep basketball notes: Springfield not panicky after 2-2 start

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Shawnee’s not panicky, either, after losing its first two games.

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield won seven of its first eight games last season. It took the Wildcats only three games this season to lose more than it did in its first eight last year.

Springfield dropped its season-opener on Dec. 5 by 21 points to Lakota East and lost 74-67 on Friday to Centerville to open GWOC Central Division play. [Read more…]

Butler can’t handle Springfield’s pressure

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Springfield’s full-court press creates 27 Butler turnovers in 71-51 win.

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield head coach Isiah Carson wanted an improved performance out of Springfield after the Wildcats’ fell down the stretch and lost by seven points to Centerville on Friday. He got what he wanted on Saturday.

Springfield’s relentless full-court, man-to-man defense created 27 turnovers on Saturday. It was too much for Butler to handle. The Wildcats capitalized on the turnovers and scored early and often in a 71-51 win in a GWOC Showcase at Butler’s Student Activity Center.

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Late Tecumseh run puts away Shawnee 59-47

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Senior center Donte Clark dominates Shawnee inside with 23 points, nine rebounds, and four blocks.

SPRINGFIELD — Malik Quisenberry’s  25-footer at the buzzer to end the third quarter gave Tecumseh a two-point lead and started a 14-0 run en-route to a 59-47 road win over Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division rival Shawnee on Friday.

Tecumseh was led in the game by center Donte Clark. Shawnee had no answer for the senior as he recorded 23 points, nine rebounds, four blocks, and numerous near-blocks and shot pressures that dictated what went on in the paint for the Braves.

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TBSN boys basketball rankings: Dec. 12

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Wayne, who tops Div. I, plays its first game of the season on Saturday against No. 4 Greenville.

Top Billing Sports Network boys basketball rankings for the Miami Valley area after the first week of regular season play.

Several Dayton-area schools that had long football playoff runs will play their first games this weekend. Wayne, who tops our poll in Div. I, opens on Saturday against No. 4 Greenville. Trotwood (No. 8 in Div. I) opens the season on Saturday against Fairborn. Alter (No. 5 in Div. II) opens the season tonight against Hamilton Badin.

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Moore back at home at Emmanuel Christian

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Dan Moore is back as head coach and athletic director at Emmanuel Christian Academy.

SPRINGFIELD — Emmanuel Christian’s gymnasium is odd compared to other area gyms.

The seating is all on the north side of the gym. Most of the 700 or so seats are in the upper level, right above locker rooms. Two small sections at floor level wrap around staircases the lead to the upper level. The benches and scorer’s table are on the south side of the gym with a wall behind them. [Read more…]