December 26, 2002
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Bulldog Scoreboard

Girls varsity Basketball
Thursday, Dec. 19
Xenia Christian 48

Boys varsity Basketball
Friday, Dec. 20
Miami Valley 55

Saturday, Dec. 21
Greeneview 44

Boys JV Basketball
Friday, Dec. 20
Miami Valley 29

Saturday, Dec, 21
Greeneview 51

Freshmen basketball
Friday, Dec. 20
Miami Valley 38


Anthony Brandon driving through the lane during he Bulldogs' 71–55 win over Metro Buckeye Conference rival Miami Valley last Friday, Dec.20.

Boys basketball—
Bulldogs continue winning ways
boys basketball team extended its winning streak by two more games after beating Metro Buckeye Conference foe Miami Valley, 71–55, and longtime rival Greeneview, 58–44.
Yellow Springs controlled the game last Friday night, Dec. 20, as the visiting Rams only got as close as four points during the game before eventually losing by 16.
The first quarter was dominated by the teams’ defenses. Miami Valley’s full-court press got the ’Dogs off to a slow start. YSHS was able to add its own defensive pressure, as YSHS led 11–6 at the end of the quarter.
Miami Valley managed to score 14 points in the second quarter and stay close. But the Bulldogs maintained steady control of the offensive and defensive glass and scored 15 points during the period to stay ahead, 26–20.
The ’Dogs pulled away in the second half, increasing their lead by 10 at the end of the third quarter.
YSHS was soon swarming the court and outlasting Miami Valley in the final minutes of the game. Scoring 33 points in the fourth quarter, YSHS ran away with the game.
Leading scorers for the ’Dogs were Brent Robinson, who had 22 points, Dustin Rudegeair, with 17, and Andrew Richlen, who had 12 points and 11 rebounds.
The following night, Saturday, Dec. 21, 3–2 Greeneview came to the YSHS gym.
Once again defense was the key for the ’Dogs, whose full-court press and tough half-court trap forced Greeneview to shoot poorly.
The game remained close through the first half, with YSHS leading by only 2 points after the first quarter and 3 at halftime.
Greeneview’s only lead of the night came in the third quarter, due in part to their converting missed shots. The ’Dogs trailed 33–35 at the close of the quarter.
One turnover early in the fourth quarter turned things around for YSHS. Robinson passed to Richlen on a pick-and-roll play that led to a basket and a foul. Richlen made his free throw, then Robinson stole the next inbound pass and was fouled, giving YSHS possession. The ’Dogs scored on that possession and stormed ahead, scoring 25 points to Greeneview’s 9 in the final quarter.
Robinson led the Bulldogs in scoring with 20 points. Richlen and Rudegeair each had 16, Anthony Brandon contributed 2 points, and Matt Wallace and Rory Hotaling each scored 1.
With the two wins the Bulldogs improved to 7–1 overall and 4–0 in the MBC.
Junior varsity splits two
The YSHS boys junior varsity split a pair of games at home this weekend against Miami Valley and Greeneview.
Despite a slow start Friday night, Dec. 20, the Bulldogs beat Miami Valley 39–29.
Cody Johnson led YSHS with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Brad Benning-Clark scored 8 points and had several key steals.
On Saturday night, Dec. 21, the JV team lost to Greeneview 37–51.
Johnson had 22 points, Wes Richeson contributed 9 and Jamie Stallworth added 5 points. 0.

High school girls basketball—
Tough defense aids victory
The YSHS girls basketball team won a highly competitive game against Metro Buckeye Conference rival Xenia Christian, beating the Ambassadors on the road 54–48 Thursday, Dec. 19.
The Lady Bulldogs came out strong in the first quarter, scoring 22 points, while their tough zone defense and full-court pressure held Xenia Christian to 14.
Before the half, however, Xenia Christian closed the gap, outscoring YSHS 7–4, cutting the Lady Bulldogs’ lead to 26–21 at the end of the second quarter.
The second half remained competitive until the end. A one-basket lead separated the teams for much of the fourth quarter, but the Lady Bulldogs defense proved to be too much. Transition points off steals allowed YSHS to outscore the Ambassadors by 9 in the final quarter. A last second steal and pass by freshman Megan Burrick to sophomore Tricia McLinden created a lay-up that sealed the Bulldog victory.
“We did a lot better defensively this game. Everyone contributed,” coach Shirley Cummins said of her team’s defense, which recorded 34 steals and 7 blocked shots.
She added, “What really made the difference in this game was the team work in the fourth quarter. That’s a great Christmas present. I’m very proud of them.”
Evin Wimberly played well on both ends of the court, with 27 points, 15 steals and 6 assists. McLinden racked up 8 points and a steal, and Emily Foubert scored 8.
Also scoring for YSHS were Mary Keefe and Dana Ingham with 4 each, and Jesselyn Yelton, Megan Burrick and Becky Pasch with 2 points apiece.
The Lady Bulldogs are now 2–4 this year.

Sports teams have bye week
All Yellow Springs High School and McKinney School sports teams will not play during the following week, and games will resume after the holiday break.
The next games will be on Friday, Jan. 3, when the YSHS boys basketball teams host Ridgeville Christian starting at 5 p.m.
The following day, Saturday, Jan. 4, the YSHS swim team will be in action at the Wayne Invitational at Wittenberg, the YSHS girls basketball team will take on Troy Christian at 1 p.m. at home, and the McKinney School boys and girls teams will play a doubleheader at Miami Valley with the boys opening play at 10 a.m.