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Moonlight Madness strikes again

CEDARVILLE — The 2017 edition of Moonlight Madness erupts in the Cedarville University Callan Athletic Center Saturday, Nov. 4 featuring the Yellow Jacket men’s and women’s basketball teams.

The evening also highlights the Yellow Jacket Pep Band and Cheerleaders with doors opening at 9:30 p.m. and festivities beginning at 10 p.m. There will be a game between faculty and staff, skills competitions, and select fans will attempt a half-court shot with a chance to win prizes. This is the 23rd consecutive year of the Moonlight Madness extravaganza.

CU hangs with Vikings

CLEVELAND — Cleveland State pulled away in the second half to defeat the Cedarville Yellow Jackets, 78-60, in a men’s college basketball exhibition game staged Nov. 2 at the Wolstein Center.

The Vikings, who are members of the Division I Horizon League, slipped out to a 39-33 halftime lead. It was a 10-point difference midway through the second half when CSU went on a 12-2 spurt to get some breathing room. Patrick Bain went 8-for-8 from the charity stripe and finished with a game-high 20 points. He added six rebounds and three assists.

Newcomer Demond Parker nailed four three-pointers en route to 16 points and six boards. No other Yellow Jacket scored more than five points. Evan Kraatz dealt out three assists. Cedarville outrebounded the hosts, 41-36, but Cleveland State shot 52 percent from the field in the decisive second half.

The team will next play at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at Maryville University in St. Louis.

Ohio Valley closes out CU

NEW CONCORD — Top seed and sixth-ranked Ohio Valley eliminated the No. 5 Cedarville Yellow Jackets from the Great Midwest Athletic Conference men’s soccer championship by a 4-0 count in a semifinal contest on Nov. 2.

The match was played at Muskingum University’s North Athletic Turf Field. The Fighting Scots dominated the first half with an 18-0 shot differential. They enjoyed a 3-0 lead at the intermission with goals in the 19th, 21st, and 33rd minutes. OVU, 16-1-3, completed the scoring in the 57th minute. Graham Sachtleben made a career-high 11 saves for Cedarville, 9-9-1.

Miorelli leads five Jackets

CEDARVILLE — CU Senior midfielder Grace Miorelli was selected to the 2017 Great Midwest Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer First Team, and four teammates earned second team honors, Nov. 2. The quartet includes Hannah Atkinson, Stephanie Cradduck, Allison Garlock and Lyndsey Smith.

Miorelli, a native of Souderton, Pa., is a four-time All-G-MAC performer – three times on the first team. She led the Jackets in scoring with seven goals and four assists for 18 points. Miorelli ended her career third on the school’s all-time scoring list with 105 points. She rates second in assists (29) and third in goals (38).

Atkinson, a sophomore forward from Wheaton, Ill., was second on the team in scoring (7-2-16). Cradduck, a senior defender from Cincinnati, started all 16 games in which she played with two goals and two assists. Garlock, a sophomore goalkeeper from Lebanon, started all 19 matches with eight shutouts and a 0.93 goals against average. Smith, a junior defender from Pompton Plains, N.J., started all 19 games in the back for the Yellow Jackets.

Jump Start basketball offered

BEAVERCREEK — City of Beavercreek Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Jump Start Sports is offering a basketball program for children. Jump Start Basketball is an instructional and recreational basketball program designed for children in Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten, and grades 1-2. The goal of this program is to pique each child’s curiosity, to get kids excited about playing basketball and to teach good basic fundamentals at the same time.

The workshop will be held, Nov. 6 through Dec. 11. Times for Little Hoops Stars – pre-kindergarten (minimum age 4), from 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Hoop Stars – Grades 1-2 are 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Shaw Elementary, 3560 Kemp Road. Cost is $70, $80 for non-residents. For more information call 937-427-5514 or email parks@beavercreekohio.gov.

Bucs in Flyin’ to the Hoop

DAYTON — Xenia High will be among the area and national teams participating in the annual Flyin’ to the Hoop Invitational basketball showcase event.

The Buccaneers are scheduled to play Olentangy Liberty at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 at James S. Trent Arena, in Kettering.

Ticket information and a complete listing of the scheduled games can be found at flyintothehoop.com.

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