Cedarville defeats Malone
CANTON — Conner TenHove scored a game-high 30 points and brought in a game-best nine rebounds to lead the Cedarville University men’s basketball team to an 88-75 win, Jan. 2 over host Malone University. Three other Yellow Jackets scored in double figures: Grant Zawadzki scored 15 points, Patrick Bain added 12 and Demond Parker finished with 11 in the win. Cedarville is now 7-6 overall, 2-4 in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. The Jackets next play at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6 at Ohio Dominican, in Columbus. Malone slips to 9-5, 2-4 G-MAC).
Yellow Jackets fend off Pioneers
CANTON — Kaitlyn Holm led the Cedarville University women’s basketball team with 16 points scored, Baylee Bennett added 15 points, Regina Hochstetler scored 13 and Breanne Watterworth scored 11 in the Yellow Jackets’ 78-70 win Jan. 2 over Malone University. The win ups Cedarville’s record to 9-3 overall, 4-2 in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. The women’s next game takes place at 3:15 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 6 in Columbus against G-MAC newcomer Ohio Dominican University. Malone is now 3-8, 1-5 G-MAC.
Bucs 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, led by junior Samari Curtis who is considered by the tournament as the pre-season fourth ranked junior in Ohio, 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.
Spring Has Sprung 5K in April
XENIA — Registration is open for Greene County Public Health’s ninth annual “Spring Has Sprung” Healthy Families 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, April 14 at the Xenia YMCA, 135 E. Church St.
Registration and check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Xenia YMCA with a Zumba warm-up at 8:30 a.m. and the pet- and stroller-friendly run/walk beginning at 9 a.m. The course features a flat terrain in and around the Xenia area beginning and ending at the Xenia YMCA. There will also be a free “Wee OneRun” at 8:45 a.m. for ages 5 and younger.
The cost is $15 per person by Friday, April 6, which includes an event T-shirt (guaranteed). After April 6, including the day of the race, the cost is $20 per person (T-shirt included while supplies last). Teams of 10 or more are eligible to receive a discount. Interested groups should call Jillian Drew at 937-374-5683 or email [email protected] for more information.
Interested persons can register online now for the 5K at www.speedy-feet.com.
Smith headlines WSU event
FAIRBORN — Major league pitcher and WSU baseball alum Joe Smith will be the keynote speaker for the 14th annual First Pitch Banquet Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at Moraine Country Club.
The First Pitch Banquet features a sit-down dinner, program, and a silent auction. The evening will all go to benefit current and future student-athletes of the Wright State baseball program. The cost is $70 for a general admission ticket and $1,000 for a VIP table (seats 10 guests). The VIP table includes a pre-event meet and greet cocktail hour with Smith and recognition during the program. Doors will open to the public with the silent auction beginning 6 p.m.
For more information contact Deanna Terelle at 937-775-4936 or [email protected]
Horizon tourney tickets on sale
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Tickets for the 2018 Little Caesars Horizon League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship — to be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Mich. — are on sale at HorizonLeague.com, the Little Caesars Arena Box Office, or the Little Caesars Arena Ticket Sales and Service Office 313-471-7575. Fans can purchase tickets now by calling or visiting their favorite school’s box office.
Ticket prices for Motor City Madness, which will take place March 2-6, begin at $15 per day and will feature all 20 Horizon League teams competing in 18 games over a five-day span. The tournament will culminate with a pair of championship games on Tuesday, March 6 with automatic berths to the NCAA Basketball Tournament on the line. Tickets purchased for each day are valid for all games on that day.
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