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Posted On: 02/3/18 10:46 AM
Photo Credit: James Rider
Friday night hoops never fails to surprise and impress us. Upsets, scoring milestones, and double digit win streaks makeup the headlines this week as several teams continued to impress with their winning ways while other teams stepped up and showed they deserve to be recognized more. Here were my five takeaways from Friday night in Dayton hoops.
Centerville shocks Springfield
In what ended up being the biggest upset of the night, Centerville took out a talented Springfield team 50-48. Senior Alec Grandin (2018) led scorers with 16 points and Ryan Marchal (2018) was 2nd with 13 points. The win was a huge statement win for the Elks as they attempt to push into sole possession of 2nd place in the GWOC East.
Devin Worley joins the 1,000 point club
Worley (2018) stepped up in a big way Friday night scoring on a game winning jumper that also served as his 1,000th point as a Dixie Greyhound. Dixie won 46-44 over a struggling Milton-Union team and earned their 2nd straight win in the process.
Dunbar extends their winning streak to double digits
Dunbar held off Ponitz Saturday night 74-72 and extended their winning streak to 10 games. Joseph Scates (2018) led all scorers with 23 points as Dunbar defensively held Ponitz big man Damonte Bailey (2019) to a mere 8 points. The Wolverines control their own destiny in City League play and prepare for a showdown with Trotwood-Madison on Saturday.
Troy Christian and Butler continue to dominate league play
Butler continued their GWOC North dominance with a 58-45 victory over Greenville and extended their record to 16-2. Troy Christian also dominated in their MBC matchup holding Yellow Springs to 29 points in a 55-29 win. The Eagles extend their winning streak to 12 and look to add on to that in the next two weeks.
Fort Loramie and Marion Local win setting up a huge matchup Saturday night.
Both the Redskins (17-1) and Flyers (12-3) won Friday night setting up potentially the biggest game to watch on Saturday night. Fort Loramie is currently sitting at #1 in the Dayton Power Rankings, however a loss tonight could put that position in jeopardy and create a nice debate if there should be a new #1.