Central Ohio Huddle: Three Columbus City Schools top 100 points


Central Ohio Huddle

The biggest margin of victory came last week as Mother
Nature routed central Ohio boys and girls basketball and wrestling. Even with a
good portion of the schedule of events postponed, area schools were able to
wiggle in some events early last week and this week.

The biggest margin of victory came last week as Mother
Nature routed central Ohio boys and girls basketball and wrestling. Even with a
good portion of the schedule of events postponed, area schools were able to
wiggle in some events early last week and this week. Girls basketball sectional
draws were held last week and boys basketball teams will learn their
destinations this week. A Delaware County boys basketball team stayed
undefeated in league play and a Columbus City League player had a special


Buckeye Valley, boys basketball: The Barons remained
undefeated in Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division play with a 38-32 win
over host North Union. Buckeye Valley, now 11-5 overall and 10-0 in league
play, outscored North Union 15-7 in the fourth quarter. Bryan Crawford paced
the Barons with 12 points and Troy Clark added eight markers.


Darrell Chenault, Columbus Centennial boys basketball: If
anyone misses the high scoring NBA games of the past the Columbus City League
matchup of Centennial and Mifflin provided some relief. Darrell Chenault
dropped 50 points to help Centennial beat Mifflin 116-105 in double overtime.
Chenault, a past all-City League and all-district player who averages 16.8
points per game, knocked down 17 field goals and hit 11 free throws.


More high scoring: Centennial and Mifflin weren’t the only
Columbus City League schools to score a 100 points. The Northland boys
basketball team remained undefeated in a 106-26 win over Linden. Jared
Sullinger led the Vikings with 25 points and Trey Burke added 22 points as
Northland moved to 16-0 on the season.

Strong finish: After a slow start to a Mid-State League
Buckeye boys basketball game, Canal Winchester scored 46 points in the second
half to grab a 64-55 decision over host Bloom-Carroll. Kenny Moore led the
Indians with 19 points, Trace Helton scored all 16 of his points in the second
half and Kyle Schrmil chipped in 13 points. The Indians improved to 12-4
overall and 9-1 in the league.

Delaware lands win: The Delaware boys basketball team picked
up its 10th win of the season with a 69-61 decision over Hilliard Bradley. The
Pacers outscored Bradley 24-21 in the fourth quarter to hold onto the win. Matt
Bingaya had 19 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for Delaware and Braxton
Coleman added 16 points.

Big finish: Alan Andrix scored 10 of his game-high 24 points
in the fourth quarter to lead the Amanda-Clearcreek boys basketball team to a
53-44 upset of Fairfield Union in a Mid-State League Buckeye game. The Aces
outscored Fairfield Union 21-10 in the final period. Eric Christy chipped in
five free throws down the stretch for Amanda-Clearcreek.

Downright defensive: A strong defensive mindset has led the
Teays Valley girls basketball team to its first winning season since 2003. The
pattern continued in a 37-22 win over Canal Winchester, the lowest point total
the Vikings have yielded this season. Teays Valley, now 16-3, limited Canal
Winchester to eight field goals and forced 25 turnovers. On offense, Kim
Craycraft led the Vikings with 12 points and Caitlin Cain added eight points.

Just in time: Kelly Roberts took a pass from Megan White and
hit a basket before the buzzer to lift the Heath girls basketball team to a
46-44 win over Licking County rival Newark. The Bulldogs, one of the top seeds
in Division III in the Central District, improved to 15-3 as White scored 22
points and Roberts had a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds.

Presidents first in championships: The Marion Harding girls
basketball team clinched at least a share of its fourth consecutive Greater
Buckeye Conference championship with a 71-42 win over Sandusky. Shawnta Dyer
led Harding with 23 points, Lakia Baldwin contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds
and Brenae Harris added 14 points and nine assists. The Presidents improved to
17-0 on the season.

Granville scoring bunch: Four Granville girls basketball
players reached double figures as the Blue Aces improved to 12-5 with a 64-59
decision over Licking County rival Johnstown. Ellie Crawford scored 14 points,
Rachel Newkirk tallied 13 points and Lacie Buckey and Kimberly Seidell each
added a dozen points.


Amanda-Clearcreek, Canal Winchester at Teays Valley
wrestling, Thursday at 5 p.m.:
All three schools are undefeated in the
Mid-State League Buckeye play. Host Teays Valley will try to defend its league
title from the past season.

Bishop Watterson at Bishop Hartley boys basketball, Friday
at 7:30 p.m.:
Watterson and Hartley are tied for second in the Central Catholic
League at 5-2, which is two games behind first place DeSales.

Big Walnut at Mount Vernon boys basketball, Friday at 7:30
The Eagles travel to first-place Mount Vernon in an important Ohio
Capital Conference Capital Division team. Mount Vernon is a game ahead of New
Albany and Olentangy Orange.

Hilliard Davidson at Upper Arlington boys basketball, Friday
at 7:30 p.m.:
Undefeated Upper Arlington puts its one-game lead in the Ohio
Capital Conference Central Division against Hilliard Davidson, third-place in
the league at 7-3 and 10-4 overall.

Logan Elm at Fairfield Union girls basketball, Saturday at
12:30 p.m.:
The Braves need to win two of their remaining three games to clinch
at least a share of their first Mid-State League Buckeye title since 1993.

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