By Josh Brown
and Rob Kiser
Miami Valley Today
XENIA — After one quarter, the Tippecanoe girls basketball team found itself in a battle against Xenia.
In the second quarter, the Red Devils won that battle.
Tippecanoe only held a two-point lead after the first eight minutes of Wednesday’s Miami Valley League crossover matchup at Xenia, but the Devils held the Buccaneers scoreless in the second quarter to take control and cruise to a 55-29 victory — the 100th win in coach Andy Holderman’s career.
The Devils won their fifth straight and improved to 11-4 and 11-0 in the MVL Miami Division, while Xenia fell to 4-11 and 2-9 in the MVL Valley.
Tippecanoe led 12-10 after the opening quarter, but the Devils outscored the Bucs 12-0 in the second to take a 24-10 halftime lead. From there, the Devils led 39-18 after three and outscored the Bucs 16-11 in the fourth to seal the win.
Tippecanoe hosts division rival Piqua Saturday.
Miami East 71,
CASSTOWN — The Miami East wrestling team only dropped one match on the night Wednesday during a dual against Sidney, coasting to a 71-6 victory.
The Vikings, who boast a full lineup, scored forfeits at seven of the 14 weight classes, all but ensuring a victory. Cooper Shore (113) then scored a pin in 2:55 to make it mathematically impossible for Sidney to win after the first match of the night. Chance Rust (120) scored a pin in 1:55, Max Shore (126) won via 21-4 tech. fall, Garrett Kowalak (132) won a 5-4 decision, Daniel Davis (152) won a 7-1 decision and Cael Rose (285) scored a pin in 1:19.
Edison State 86,
The Edison State men’s basketball team went on the road and picked up an 86-73 win over Hocking in OCCAC action.
Edison State improved to 9-7 overall and 3-0 in the OCCAC.
Hocking dropped to 10-6 overall and 0-3 in the OCCAC.
The Chargers were led by Ronnie Hampton III with 26 points.
Also In double figures Were Reiko Bagley with 22 points, Demetrius Coble with 14 points and Matt Dugue with 12 points. Edison will host Cuyahoga Saturday.
Women’s game is at 1 p.m., with the men’s game at 3 p.m.
Ronald Hampton III was named OCCAC Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Hampton picks up his second distinction of the season, also doing so on Dec. 2.
The Chargers went 2-0 with Hampton averaging 20.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.0 steals per game.
He knocked down 50 percent (16-32) of his field goal attempts and 8-of-10 foul shots for 80 percent.
Edison State Community College also announced the athletes that were named to the OCCAC All-Academic team for the fall quarter. They are: baseball — Casey Jones, Collin Kenworthy, Lance MacDonald, Richard Nixon and Chandler Sproles. Men’s basketball — Jaedyn Carter. Women’s basketball — Elysabette Andrews, Mariah Baker, Madison Bakosh, Kayla Bergman, Brogan McIver, Rebekah New, Sarah Pothast, Emily Powell and Allison Siefring. Softball — Lindsey Albers, Hannah Campbell, Sophia Mueller, Hannah Oaks, Hailee Price, Hayllie Snyder, Kacie Tackett, Alyssa Theodor and Paige Williams. Women’s volleyball — Chloe Cox, Kathryn Lee, Sarah Pothast, Emily Powell and Katelyn Sosby.
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