Category Archives: Regional Sports
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.
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.
Tecumseh hits ten three-pointers and beats Springfield to advance to sectional finals for first time in 11 years.
CENTERVILLE — Tecumseh sophomore guard Malik Quisenberry knew what he was getting into in a Division I sectional semifinal game against Springfield on Wednesday night at Centerville High School. Quisenberry had played against Springfield twice in the last two seasons. And more than that, he’s grown up playing with and against Springfield players.
“I’ve played with (Springfield center) Darius Harper and (guard) Dae’Shawn Jackson in AAU,” Quisenberry said after the game. “I played against (guard) Henry Alexander. I’ve played against basically their whole team. I know pretty much everybody on Springfield’s team.
“I’m familiar with what they try to do on defense. They run and jump and pressure and do a lot of trapping.”
Bellefontaine leads entire rematch to advance to sectional final.
SPRINGFIELD — Offense was in short supply for Urbana on Tuesday night in a Division II sectional semifinal at Springfield High School. Bellefontaine’s defense stifled Urbana’s shooting and controlled the boards throughout the game.
The No. 4 seed Chieftains’ defense propelled them to a 45-40 win over top seed Urbana. Bellefontaine advances to play Tippecanoe in a sectional final on Saturday night.
“Our guys did a great job defensively tonight,” Bellefontaine head coach Henry Stolly said after the game. “We changed defenses to not let them get in any kind of offensive flow. We weren’t real sure what was going to work the best so we switched defenses around to see what was working and to keep (Urbana) off guard.”
Tippecanoe pulled away from Meadowdale late in the second game.
SPRINGFIELD — With normal forward Jalen Nelson on the bench and several Shawnee players in foul trouble, the Braves needed a way to pull away from Northwestern in a Division II first-round sectional game at Springfield on Saturday afternoon. The No. 12 seed Warriors narrowed Shawnee’s lead to six points early in the third quarter and looked primed to make a run.
Seth Gray and Brandon Sahle answered the call for Shawnee.
Gray scored 16 points in the second half, while Sahle added eight to help lead Shawnee to a 67-38 win over Northwestern.
UPDATE FEB. 22: Thanks to an alert from a reader, we realized we uploaded the wrong interviews. Both interviews with Culbertson and Bashore are now below.
Tecumseh beat Greenville 45-40 in a first-round sectional game at Vandalia Butler’s Student Activities Center on Friday night. Shawn Mosser led Tecumseh with 18 points, while Dalton Davis added 14 for the Arrows. Clay Guillozet led Greenville with 17 points. The Arrows advance to play Springfield in a second round game on Wednesday night. The Wildcats beat Sidney in the third game on Friday night to advance. Listen to interviews with Tecumseh head coach Roger Culbertson and Greenville head coach Mike Bashore below.
Roger Culbertson Postgame Interview
Mike Bashore Postgame Interview
The final Top Billing Sports Network boys basketball rankings of the Dayton area for the season.
Broadcast note: Top Billing Sports will broadcast tournament action tonight. We’ve got the call of Tecumseh vs. Greenville in a Division I first-round games from Vandalia Butler’s Student Activities Center. The game is a rematch of a nonconference 62-60 win for Tecumseh over Greenville in December. Listen live in Clark County on 1340 WIZE or online on our online streaming radio station. Coverage begins at 6:45 PM and lasts a half hour after the game.