Category Archives: Boys Basketball
Springfield beat Lebanon 74-56 in a GWOC crossover game last night at Springfield High School. It was the first game of the season for both teams. The Wildcats led 11-10 at the end of the first quarter, but started the second on a 9-0 run and never looked back. Darius Harper led Springfield with 18 points and nine rebounds, while Danny Davis added 13 points and Henry Alexander added 11. Listen to interviews with Harper, Guy Victoria, and head coach Isiah Carson below. If you missed our broadcast of the game, listen to the game in its entirety on our Broadcast Archives page.
Isiah Carson Postgame Interview
Guy Victoria Postgame Interview
Darius Harper Postgame Interview
Emmanuel Christian Academy athletic director and head boys basketball coach Brett Newman, Shawnee assistant coach Brad Jarzab, and Springfield head coach Eric Gillespie joined Top Billing Sports on the Clark County Coaches Show last night. Listen to interviews with each individual coach below, or listen to the show in its entirety on our Broadcast Archives page.
Brett Newman Interview
Shawn Jarzab Interview
Eric Gillespie Interview
Top Billing Sports has compiled a list what are considered some of the top prep boys basketball players in Ohio. Players are grouped together by class and are listed in order by height; players are not ranked in any particular order within their class.
Our complete list of top seniors (class of 2014) will be released in November and our list of top Ohio underclassmen will be published in January 2014.
Wittenberg University hosted a shootout for varsity boys basketball teams on Saturday. Brookville, Preble Shawnee, St. Henry, West Liberty-Salem, Arcanum, London, West Jefferson, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Bishop Ready, Urbana, Mason, Kings, Stebbins, Kenton Ridge, Glen Este, and Bellbrook participated. Wittenberg hosts a varsity/junior varsity team camp June 20-21 and another varsity shootout on July 13. (Top Billing Sports Photos by Bryant Billing).
The 2013 OHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament tips off on Thursday in Columbus at Value City Arena. Division III and Division II semifinal games are on Thursday, while Division IV and Division I games are on Friday.
Tickets are $8 presale at participating schools, and $12 or $15 at the door.
Delphos St. John’s senior Curtis Geise misses a shot at the buzzer, sending Troy Christian to its first state tournament.
KETTERING — Troy Christian seniors Christian Salazar and Nathan Kirkpatrick didn’t have their heads bowed or hands together while standing on the foul lane with three seconds left in a Division IV regional final game against Delphos St. John’s last night at Trent Arena.
But have no doubts — both were praying.
Salazar and Kirkpatrick — who led the Eagles with 14 and 13 points, respectively — prayed as sophomore point guard Grant Zawadzki stood at the free-throw line, preparing for three foul shots with the game tied at 49-49.
Troy Christian defeated Delphos St. John’s 51-49 in a Division IV regional final game tonight at Trent Arena. Read more about the game tomorrow on Top Billing Sports. Photos by Bryant Billing.
Walnut Hills beat Centerville 68-54 in a district final game at UD Arena today. DJ Wingfield led Walnut Hills with 19 points, while Isiah Johnson scored 15 points. Joey Weingartner led Centerville with 15 points. Walnut Hills advances to face the winner of Springboro vs. Moeller in a regional semifinal game on Wednesday. Top Billing Sports Photos by Bryant Billing.
Dunbar beat Shawnee 67-54 in a Division II district final at UD Arena last night. William Green led Dunbar with 21 points while Damarion Geter added 14 points and 13 rebounds. Jaelin Williams led Shawnee with 25 points. The Wolverines advance to play Cincinnati Hughes in a regional semifinal game next week. The win gave Dunbar its fourth-straight district championship. If you missed Top Billing Sports’ broadcast of the game, you can listen to the archive on our broadcast archives page.
Pete Pullen Postgame Interview
Chris McGuire Postgame Interview
Cincinnati Summit Country Day beat West Liberty-Salem 63-49 in a Division III district final game at UD Arena tonight. Kevin Johnson led Summit Country Day with 29 points, while Landon Hormann led West Liberty-Salem with 21. Top Billing Sports Photos by Bryant Billing.