YSHS guard Brent Robinson, working against a Miami
Valley defender during the Bulldogs win Tuesday, Feb. 18,
at the University of Dayton arena.
advance to second round of sectionals
beat Miami Valley
After the YSHS Bulldogs jumped out to a 213 first quarter lead Tuesday,
no one in the stands was asking whether or not the Dogs would pull
out the win. Fans just wondered by how many points the Bulldogs would
In the end, the YSHS boys basketball team won 8330, beating Metro
Buckeye Conference foe Miami Valley for the third time this year and advancing
to the second round of the Division IV sectionals at the University of
As they have done all season, the Dogs jumped out to an insurmountable
first-quarter lead with a tenacious full-court press and transition offensive
attack. Miami Valley could not find an answer to the Bulldogs defense,
either turning the ball over or taking low-percentage shots on nearly
every offensive possession.
As well as the YSHS defense played, the Bulldogs offensive game may have
been more impressive. In their half-court offense, the Bulldogs worked
the ball in and out, getting good low-post play from senior Andrew Richlen
and hot outside shooting from junior Jordan Skinner.
As a team, the Bulldogs were 713 for the game from three point range.
When asked about the final score a 53-point drubbing of an opponent
YSHS beat by 20 and 21 earlier in the year coach Brad Newsome said,
We came out with as much intensity as we have all season. Its
almost scary to see how well we can play when everyone is intense for
the entire game.
Every Bulldog played and played well. Four players scored in double figures,
and every player found his way into the stat-book one way or another.
Skinner lead all scorers with 16 points. Senior Brent Robinson had 13,
Richlen 12 and junior Aaron Cobb added 12 off the bench. Skinner also
led the team with eight assists and five steals, while junior Dustin Rudegeair
led the team with six boards.
Newsome said that he was especially pleased with Skinners play.
Jordan had a great game; hes really come into his own near
the end of the regular season, and that will only make us more dangerous
from here on out, Newsome said.
The Bulldogs will play the winner of the BethelXenia Christian game
on Monday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m., at the U.D. arena.
YSHS girls advance after outlasting Miami Valley
With a 5552 victory over Miami Valley last Wednesday, Feb. 12, the
Yellow Springs High School girls basketball team advanced to the second
round of Division IV Twin Valley South sectional.
The Lady Bulldogs will meet second-seeded Covington tonight (Thursday),
at 7 p.m., for the right to play in the sectional semifinals.
The Lady Bulldogs exploded out of the gate against Miami Valley, forcing
several early turnovers and converting those turnovers into easy baskets.
At the end of the first quarter, YSHS was up by a dozen, 2412.
The Lady Bulldogs lead climbed to 15 in the second quarter as the
YSHS defense continued to thwart Miami Valleys attempts to establish
an offensive rhythm.
Coach Shirley Cummins said that she was proud of the statement her team
made in the first half and with the 3722 lead the Lady Dogs
took to the locker room at the break.
We came out red-hot on defense, our girls played great in the first
half. We were in control of the game, she said.
But, as the Lady Dogs have done many times this season, they followed
a great half with a poor one. Yellow Springs could not force as many turnovers
in the third quarter as they had in either of the first two, but they
continued to play tough defense and finished the quarter still up by 15,
In the fourth quarter, though, YSHS seemed to fall apart, surrendering
easy baskets and failing to convert opportunities that came easily during
the first three periods.
Yellow Springs held on to win despite being outscored 175 in the
final frame, but Cummins was not pleased with the way the girls played
down the stretch.
We seemed to get very anxious, and we really started to lose our
composure in the final minutes of the game, she said.
Overall though, Cummins was pleased with the teams play. Everybody
contributed to this win. I really think the girls are starting to understand
their roles, she said.
Sophomore Evin Wimberly led the Lady Bulldogs with 16, and added seven
assists and five steals. Another sophomore, Tricia McLinden, had 14 points
to go along with seven rebounds and five steals. Freshman Megan Burrick
had 9 points and six assists.
Sara Finn, Mary Keefe, Becky Pasch and Jessica Yelton also scored for
YSHS. Miami Valleys Angela Bethel led all scorers with 30.