Category Archives: Boys Basketball
Moeller shot 56 percent from the field in a 55-43 win over Fairborn.
CINCINNATI — Moeller leading scorer Grant Bensinger was held scoreless by Fairborn in a Division I district final game on Saturday night. Was that good news for Fairborn?
Not entirely. Moeller scored fine without Bensinger. The Crusaders shot 56 percent from the field in a 55-43 win over the Skyhawks at the Cintas Center. Moeller led all game for all but a brief period early in the first quarter and never led by less than ten points in the second half.
Fairborn’s box-and-one against Moeller partially worked. The Skyhawks held Moeller’s leading scorer Grant Bensinger scoreless for most of the game. Unfortunately for the Skyhawks, Moeller had no problem scoring with other players. Junior center Nate Fowler led the Crusaders with 22 points as Moeller beat Fairborn 55-43 in a Division I district final at the Cintas Center. Adam Gigax added 14 points for Moeller, who shot 56 percent from the field in the game. Jordan Michael led Fairborn with 15 points. Moeller advances to play the winner of Wilmington vs. Middletown.
Wayne shots 56 percent from the field in a 49-45 win over Fairfield in Saturday’s second game.
CINCINNATI — Trotwood-Madison senior guard Kendrick Mallory says what separates good teams from great teams is the ability to make foul shots under pressure. Thanks to Mallory’s late free throw shooting on Saturday afternoon, Trotwood can call itself a great team.
Mallory hit two free throws with 17 seconds left and followed it with a steal-and-score play to lift Trotwood to a 51-50 win over La Salle at the Cintas Center. The win earned Trotwood its first district championship since 2008. The Rams (23-2) advance to play in a regional semifinal game next Tuesday.
Two free throws from Kendrick Mallory and a steal-and-score after the foul shots lifted Trotwood to a 51-50 win over LaSalle in a Division I district final on Saturday at the Cintas Center. Dezhonate Bennett led Trotwood with 23 points. Mallory added 13. C.J. Fleming and Tim Bell scored 15 points for La Salle. Trotwood will play the winner of Saturday’s second Division I district final, Wayne vs. Fairfield, in a regional semifinal on Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. LaSalle finished the season 18-6.
The Tigers scored the first 11 points en route to a 68-48 win over Hamilton Badin.
DAYTON — Stivers guard Robert Caldwell remembers a sickening feeling in his stomach after the Tigers lost to Versailles in a district final game last season. He didn’t want his senior season to end the same way. And thanks to a dominating win over Hamilton Badin on Tuesday night, it won’t.
Stivers beat Badin 68-48 in a Division III district final at U.D. Arena. Stivers head coach Shawn McCullough said after the game he believes it is the school’s first district title a decade.
Caldwell led Stivers with a career-high 33 points, including six three-pointers.
Stivers beat Hamilton Badin 68-48 in a Division III district final game at U.D. Arena on Tuesday night. Stivers jumped out to an 11-0 lead. Though Badin made several runs in the game, Stivers never led by less than 10 points in the second half. Robert Caldwell led Stivers with 33 points, while Roderick Caldwell scored 12 points. Isaiah Williams added 10 points and eight rebounds for Stivers. Zach Larkin led Badin with 17 points. Stivers moves on to face the winner of Roger Bacon vs. Miami East in a regional semifinal. Badin finished the season 13-12.
Patriots go to district final for first time in 21 years
SPRINGFIELD — When it comes to tournament experience, Carroll head basketball coach Tim Cogan has “been there, done that.” Now his players get a little taste of it, too.
The Carroll Patriots’ relentless defense scrapped its way to a hard-fought Division II sectional title, defeating Shawnee 43-35 at Springfield High School on Saturday night. They now advance to face Dunbar on Friday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m. at UD Arena.
Luke Kennard is held to 13 points in the final three quarters after scoring 18 in the first.
DAYTON — Thurgood Marshall’s goal was simple in a Division II sectional final against Franklin on Saturday night at U.D. Arena: contain.
The Cougars wanted to contain junior guard Luke Kennard, one of the top recruits in the country, and stop every other Franklin player from scoring.
Fairborn beat Tecumseh 59-54 in a Division I sectional final on Friday night at U.D. Arena. Down by three points, Tecumseh’s Malik Quisenberry stole the ball with about ten seconds left in the game and attempted a three-pointer, but it was no good. The Skyhawks hit ten three points in the game. Jordan Michael led Fairborn with 18 points, while Malik Jacobs added 13 and Ryan Profitt added 11. Dalton Davis and Josiah McFarland led Tecumseh with 12 each. Fairborn advances to play Moeller in a district final next Saturday at the Cintas Center. Listen to interviews with Fairborn head coach Nathan Chivington, senior guard Jordan Michael, and Tecumseh head coach Roger Culbertson below. If you missed Top Billing Sports’ broadcast of the game, listen to the game in its entirety on our Broadcast Archives page.
Jordan Michael Postgame Interview
Nathan Chivington Postgame Interview
Roger Culbertson Postgame Interview
Trotwood-Madison beat Miamisburg 83-67 in a Division I sectional final on Friday at U.D. Arena. Kendrick Mallory led Trotwood with 26 points. Chris Mack added 20 points for Trotwood. Adam Giles led Miamisburg with 20 points. The Vikings jumped out to a quick lead in the first quarter. A three-pointer from Jeremy Randolph at the buzzer gave Miamisburg a 24-18 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Vikings extended their lead to nine points at one point in the second quarter, but Trotwood came storming back. Dezhontae Bennett scored 10 points in the second to help Trotwood claim a 38-31 lead by halftime. Trotwood never trailed the rest of the game.