Thursday, Dec. 19
Xenia Christian 48
Friday, Dec. 20
Miami Valley 55
Friday, Dec. 20
Miami Valley 29
Friday, Dec. 20
Miami Valley 38
Brandon driving through the lane during he Bulldogs' 7155
win over Metro Buckeye Conference rival Miami Valley last Friday,
continue winning ways
The YSHS boys basketball team extended its winning streak
by two more games after beating Metro Buckeye Conference foe Miami Valley,
7155, and longtime rival Greeneview, 5844.
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 Valleys
full-court press got the Dogs off to a slow start. YSHS was able
to add its own defensive pressure, as YSHS led 116 at the end of
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,
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
The following night, Saturday, Dec. 21, 32 Greeneview came to the
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.
Greeneviews only lead of the night came in the third quarter, due
in part to their converting missed shots. The Dogs trailed 3335
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 Greeneviews
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 71 overall and 40
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
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 3751.
Johnson had 22 points, Wes Richeson contributed 9 and Jamie Stallworth
added 5 points. 0.
school girls basketball
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 5448 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
Before the half, however, Xenia Christian closed the gap, outscoring YSHS
74, cutting the Lady Bulldogs lead to 2621 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 teams 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. Thats a great Christmas present.
Im 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 24 this year.
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
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.