Dayton, Ohio — A lot of conference titles were finally decided on Friday night as Botkins, Anna, Legacy Christan, and Minster were all crowned as conference champs.
Centerville swept Wayne as they defeated them for the second time in the regular season. When Wayne defeated Centerville twice in the regular season last year, the Elks got their revenge with a blowout win the playoffs. Will the same thing happen this year?
Buzzer beaters were everywhere Friday. Josh Tolliver carried Springfield to another win with a clutch shot over Northmont. Nolan Berning led Fort Loramie to hold on late and Will Reittinger hit his unconvential shot to lift Bethel over Ansonia.
Tom House leads the Elks with 21 points and Rich Rolf pulled down a game sealing offensive rebound with 7 seconds left as the Elks sweep Wayne in the regular season. The Warriors were led by Prophet Johnson who continues to show why he deserves to be the GWOC player of the year as he dropped 25 points in the loss. Sophomore Lawrent Rice had 17 and Gabe Cupps had 15 for Centerville.
McNicholas wins their first GCL Co-Ed title since 2018 with their win over Carroll on Friday. The Rockets were led by Caden Conrad who had 23 points in the exciting win.
Anthony Ruffolo drops 21 points, but the Knights lose a tough one on senior night to Badin. The Rams look to build some momentum with this win before their first round tournament matchup against Roger Bacon.
Anna picks up a huge win on the road at Jackson Center as the Rockets now hold a share of the SCAL title.
Josh Tolliver plays the hero again for Springfield as he hits the game winner with just 5 seconds left to lift the Wildcats over Northmont. Tolliver hit the game winner in Springfield’s big win over Wayne last week as well.
Springboro freshman Maxim Butler scored all 11 of his points in the fourth quarter as Springboro picks up a big non-conference win over Troy. The Panthers will face Springfield in the first round of the tournament and this win is a good sign for the Panthers to compete in that interesting matchup.
Minster clinches the MAC title with their win over Coldwater. This marks the first outright conference title in Minster program history.
Botkins ends their historic regular season with a win at Russia and a share of the SCAL title. The Trojans were led by Jacob and Carter Pleiman who each had 12 points. Russia missed the last second shot as Botkins holds on and will be SCAL champions.
Nolan Berning hits the game winning three with just seconds left as Fort Loramie takes down Fairlawn and improves to 14-7 on the season.
Will Reittinger wins it at the buzzer for Bethel as the Bees steal a conference game from Ansonia in the final seconds.
Legacy Christian senior Jonathan Riddle scored his 1,000th point last night in the Knights’ win over Miami Valley. That win seals Legacy Christian’s MBC conference title. Their first MBC title since 2019. Riddle was also named the Metro Buckeye Conference player of the year this morning and head coach Mark Erwin was named the MBC coach of the year as well.
Emmanuel Christian senior Jason Channels scored his 1,000th career point on Friday night but the balanced scoring attack from the Eagles was too much as Parker Penrod, Ben Major, Lucas Day, and Zach King combine for 41 of their 54 points.
Milton-Union sophomore Blake Brumbaugh continues to impress as he had 23 points on Friday night. He’s averaging 19 points on the season and is one of the top players in the SWBL.
Tyler Galluch drops 20 points as he went 7/8 from the field. The sophomore also pulled down 11 rebounds in the Irish’s 77-37 win over Madison Plains.
Dayton Christian junior Devin Drier pours on 25 points as the Warriors move past Middletown Christian and improve to 13-7 on the season.
Jacob Roeth finished with 33 points and Nick Prince had 22 for Miami East as the Vikings pickup a big win over Newton.
Layne Sarver and the Patriots finish their regular season 22-0 as Tri-Village downs Covington to go perfect in CCC play. Their next game will be on the 23rd as East Dayton Christian forfeited their opening tournament game.