December 18, 2003



Lady Bulldogs split two games—
Wimberly eclipses 1,000-mark

YSHS junior Evin Wimberly driving to the basket during the Lady Bulldogs’ win over Xenia Nazarene last Thursday. Wimberly scored 26 points during the game, giving her a total of 1,020 points for her high school career to date.

YSHS junior Evin Wimberly scored 26 points last Thursday on her way to go over the 1,000-point mark in her high school career.

Wimberly’s team-high total led the Lady Bulldogs to a 51–35 win over Xenia Nazarene at home.

YSHS athletic director Chris Rainey said that school officials believe Wimberly is the first female student to score 1,000 points as a junior.

Coming into the game with 994 points, Wimberly quickly hit point 1,000 in the first half on a foul shot, as her father, Maurice Wimberly, videotaped the game. After sinking the basketball, the crowd erupted and the game was stopped so that Wimberly could receive a game ball.

After pausing just long enough to hug her mother and three brothers in the stands and extend an arm to her father, Wimberly returned to the game, scoring on a lay-up and sinking a 3-pointer to give the Lady Bulldogs a 21–12 lead.

“ I’m very proud of her, she’s a real competitive person, and she works hard at everything she does,” Maurice Wimberly said after the game.

Coach Shirley Martin called Wimberly a strong and fast player. “Evin can handle the ball quickly and push the ball up and down the court with authority,” she said.

With Megan Burrick distracting the Xenia players, Wimberly had no trouble driving to the basket and hitting three 3-pointers and seven field goals. Wimberly also had 9 steals and 3 assists.

Burrick scored 11 points to go along with 6 assists. Alisha Walker led the Lady Bulldogs with 8 rebounds.

Though a number of Lady Bulldogs had to play while ill, Cummins called the win “a total team effort.”

Two days later, the Lady Bulldogs dropped a tough game to rival Jefferson, 56–46, on the road.

Wimberly and Burrick were again the top scorers with 19 and 13 points, respectively. Wimberly also had 8 steals and 6 rebounds. Tricia McLinden had 9 points and 5 rebounds.

Sarah Finn defended Jefferson’s bigger players well, and Carly Bailey stepped up her game and grabbed 5 rebounds and scored 3 points.

The Lady Bulldogs are now 3–2.

McKinney girls basketball

The McKinney girls basketball team used an aggressive defense to hold Xenia Christian scoreless in the first half, as the Lady Bulldogs won 33–8.

Ryder Comstock scored 8 points; Jessica Kellar, Tenia Scarver and Ashanta Robinson had 6 points each; Olivia Chen had 3; and Jenny Barnett and Theresa Skinner each scored 2.

Other players are Leslie Holland, Liz Zaff, Kaci Yelton, Amelia Shaw, Rachel Trumbull, Kristen Foster, Sara Adkins and Claire Triplett. The team is coached by Paul Comstock.

The McKinney boys and girls teams host Miami Valley on Saturday, Dec. 20, at YSHS. The boys play at 10 a.m., the girls at 12:15 p.m.


Bulldog sports calendar

Upcoming Games

Girls Basketball
Thursday, December 18
YSHS vs. Miami Valley, 6 p.m.
Saturday, December 20
YSHS at Ridgeville Christian (Varsity only), 1 p.m.

Boys Basketball
Friday, December 19
YSHS vs. Troy Christian, 6 p.m.
Saturday, December 20
YSHS at Greeneview, 6 p.m.

Saturday, December 20
YSHS at Panther Inv., at Springfield YMCA, time TBA
Tuesday, December 23
YSHS at tri-meet with Stivers and Wayne, at Dayton YMCA, time TBA