By Joshua Brown
January 3, 2014
TROY — Another Troy Christian school record fell Friday night.
And the Eagles needed every bit of it, too.
Grant Zawadzki scored 39 points, a new single-game school record, to help Troy Christian (8-1, 4-0 Metro Buckeye Conference) survive a tough test against a scrappy Miami Valley squad, putting the game away with a 17-7 fourth quarter to win 66-50.
Zawadzki was 6 for 12 from 3-point range and another 9 for 13 inside the arc in the game.
“When things were tough, Grant took over,” Troy Christian coach Ray Zawadzki said. “He was shooting the ball well, but you’ve also got to credit the other kids for finding him in the right places.
“Miami Valley gave us everything we could handle tonight. They presented a good challenge for us, and I was very happy with the way the kids responded.”
Logan George added 11 points for Troy Christian, which travels to Miami East for a non-league test tonight.
TIPP CITY — Tippecanoe and Springfield Shawnee are two teams headed in opposite directions.
The Red Devils (6-1, 2-1 Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division) put away their fourth straight win Friday, outscoring the Braves 18-4 in the fourth quarter to hand Shawnee (4-3, 2-2) its third straight loss, 60-46.
Ben Stucke led the Devils with 18 points, Zack Blair added 14 and Sean Ford scored 13.
Tippecanoe hosts Kenton Ridge Jan. 10.
TROTWOOD — The undefeated Trotwood Rams (8-0, 3-0 Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division) handed the Troy Trojans their third straight loss to begin division play Friday night, jumping out to a 24-4 first-quarter lead and coasting to a 74-45 victory.
Austin Persinger scored 10 points to lead Troy (2-8, 0-3), while Taren Kinnel and Tre Hudson each scored seven.
Troy hosts Sidney Tuesday.
WAYNESVILLE — Matt Brumbaugh hit five of Milton-Union’s 10 3s on the night and scored 25 points, but it wasn’t enough as Waynesville (5-2, 3-0 Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division) remained the only team in the Buckeye without a loss in division play with a 68-60 victory.
“We got outrebounded 36-18, and we shot 6 for 14 from the line. That’s the story of the game,” Milton-Union coach Rusty Berner said. “Due to our effort, we just never gave ourselves a shot to win.”
Ben Stelzer chipped in 13 points and six assists and Caleb Poland added 13 points.
Milton-Union faces Covington tonight.
TROY — Mason Hagen scored the first four goals Friday night, then Alex Smith netted the next three as the Troy Trojans kicked off the Miami Valley Freeze Tournament with a 7-3 victory over Beavercreek at Hobart Arena.
Hagen had four goals and an assist, while Smith had three goals. A.J. Noll and Jake Uhlenbrock had three assists apiece, and Eric Wright made 21 saves in net.
Troy faces Trinity at 12:30 p.m. today then plays Northern Kentucky at 5 p.m.