Dunbar boys capture D-II hoops championship

Published: Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 6:58 PM
Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 6:58 PM

Andre Yates dribbled the length of the court and hit a banker over three defenders for the winning basket with 3.2 seconds left as Dunbar defeated Elida 54-52 on Saturday to win the boys Division II state high school basketball championship.

The heavily favored Wolverines (28-0) completed the only unbeaten season in the storied program’s history against Elida (24-4). It was the third of four state title games on Saturday at Ohio State University’s Schottenstein Center.

The Wolverines trailed most of the first half, but went on a 16-0 run to end the third quarter and pushed that to 20-0 early in the fourth to take control.

It was a great effort by Elida to neutralize Dunbar’s superior length and up tempo game in the first half. Senior Reggie McAdams tallied 13 points, including 11 in the first quarter when he also drew two personal fouls on Andre Yates that relegated him to the bench for the entire second quarter.

The athletic McAdams, 6-6, is headed to Akron to play basketball. He’s also the Bulldogs’ quarterback and has placed fifth in the high jump at the state track and field meet.

Yates paced the Wolverines with eight points, all in the first quarter.

Dunbar advanced by grinding down Mentor Lake Catholic 75-60 in Friday’s D-II state semifinals. Elida crushed St. Clairsville 61-27 in its state semifinal.

Dayton Public Schools has planned a parade from the Drew Health Center (1323 West Third Street) to the high school for Sunday afternoon.  The parade begins at 1:30 p.m.

Two state titles already have been decided today. Berlin Hiland successfully defended its D-IV championship by blitzing Jackson Center 68-36 in the D-IV opener. That was Jackson Center’s (27-1) only setback this season. Hiland ended 27-1.

Cincinnati Summit Country Day defeated Portsmouth 53-37 to capture the D-III title. It was the first state title for the Golden Knights (26-1), who were making their first final four appearance since 1980.

Toledo Whitmer (24-2) and Pickerington Central (25-2) will each be looking for their first state titles in the D-I final at 8:30 p.m.

Area High School Basketball Highlights from Feb. 27th

Published: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 10:50 PM
Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 10:50 PM

Boys sectional basketball

Springboro 70, Stebbins 45: Maverick Morgan chipped in 24 points to lead the Panthers to a win in this Division I sectional semifinal. Springboro advances to the sectional final against Northmont on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the Nutter Center.

Area Girls Basketball Highlights from February 11th

Published: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 1:15 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 1:15 AM

            Gary Stelzer
(Gary Stelzer)

Franklin 67, Waynesville 58: Lindsay McNichols had 18 points and Hayley Jones added 14 for the visiting Wildcats (9-13). Ali Caplinger led the Spartans (11-10) with 20 points and Abby Search added 12 with 13 rebounds.

Madison 66, Milton-Union 23: Meghan Miller scored 16 points and Olivia Philpot added 13 for the visiting Mohawks (20-2).

Area girls high school basketball highlights for Jan. 31

Published: Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 12:48 AM
Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 12:48 AM

Valley View 47, Oakwood 40 OT: Oakwood led at the half, but couldn’t get through Valley View’s defense in overtime where the Spartans out-scored Oakwood 7-0.

Kilee Genslinger led Valley View (16-4) with 18. Elizabeth Haley had 31 for Oakwood (8-10).

St. Bernard 53, New Miami 19: The visiting Vikings (2-12) struggled on offense.

Preble Shawnee 57, Dixie 35: Courtney Lakes led the host Arrows (14-5) with 14 and Kelsey Klamm added 12.

Waynesville 50, Carlisle 36: Alexis Back scored 10 for the Indians (5-13) in a losing effort.

Madison 77, Northridge 21: Madison out-scored Northridge 33-4 in the first half.

Meghan Miller had 22 for Madison (17-2). Kaylee Bush had 10 points, eight rebounds. Michelle Brunswick had seven points, nine rebounds, four steals and four assists.

Franklin 48, Monroe 22: Franklin got rolling with a 17-2 first quarter.

Mackenzie Glenn led the Wildcats with 18. Lindsay McNichols scored eight. Monroe had no double-digit scorers.

Area girls high school basketball highlights for Jan. 24

Published: Friday, January 25, 2013 @ 12:25 AM
Updated: Friday, January 25, 2013 @ 12:25 AM

Brookville 49, Valley View 45, OT: Haley Donati scored all four of her points in overtime, including the game-ending layup with a second to play. Sidney Cera led the host Blue Devils (12-6) with 17 and Lydia Domsitz had nine points with 10 rebounds. The Spartans (14-3) were led by Hannah Haeseker with 13.

Bellbrook 77, Monroe 32: Bellbrook started the game with a 27-7 run in the first quarter.

Erin Dorn and Gabrielle Etter each scored 15. Anna Nicholson had 13 while Chea Taylor had 12. The Eagles had 26 assists as a team.

Kayla Alexander had eight points for Monroe.

Franklin 45, Oakwood 36: Elizabeth Haley scored 26 for Oakwood but it wasn’t enough. Franklin had a 17-6 run in the third quarter.

Mackenzie Glenn led Franlkin with 18. She made four 3-pointers. Hayley Jones scored 11, Jaci Hoobler 10.

Dixie 46, Carlisle 32: Kylie Hundley led Dixie with 13 while Shelby Shope scored 11. Dixie’s defense held Carlisle to no double-digit scorers.