|Taft's Orlando Berry and Aiken's Gene Primus.|
Both of these guys have to prepare their teams
for another battle tomorrow night.
- Taft 77 Aiken 53: Predicted result, unexpected margin. Without much production out of star big men Adolphus Washington and Dwayne Stanford (due to foul trouble from both), Taft was still able to dominate the second half and bust the game wide open late in the third. The point guard combination of Kadeem Palmer and Orlando Berry Jr. was way too much to handle for Aiken. Orlando finished with 15 big points for The Senators while Kadeem had 9. In the anticipated debut of the Lowe brothers Chris had only 4 points but really did a good job on the glass and Jelean got going late and scored 10 points. Jermaine Freeman should get a lot of credit for holding Aiken star Willy Moore to just 2 points. For Aiken, sophomore transfer Austin Grimes led the way in his debut with 15 points. Tyonte Robertson, Landen Gaulden, and Gene Primus all saw a few shots go in but everyone on Aiken struggled with turnover problems causing their offense to be very stagnant.
Kadeem Palmer, Adolphus Washington, and Dwayne Stanford
- Withrow 63 Woodward 62: Much closer then anticipated thanks to the play of Woodward sophomore big Trent Donald who scored 19 points for The Bulldogs. Aaron Thomas did not have the greatest overall game in his Withrow debut but did finish with a game high 22 for The Tigers while sophomore post Devin Williams added 18.
- Other Scores from Tonight:
- West High 52 Oak Hills 46: Sophomore PF Marquez Mathis scored 18 for The Mustangs who also got contributions from Josh Chancellor, Bubba Hill, and Darell Bullock.
- Walnut Hills 63 Purcell Marian 52: Sophomore guard Sterling Gilmore scored 10.
- Reading 47 Summit 46: Kevin Johnson led Summit with 24 in a loss.
- Middletown 65 Beavercreek 43
- Moeller 58 Northmont 41
- LaSalle 57 Fairfield 32
- Colerain 54 Harrison 27
Updated Scores: Lakota West 55 Wilmington 40, Princeton 50 Centerville 40, Sycamore 63 Indian Hill 54, Roger Bacon 74 Finneytown 42
Now that the results are in for the four CMAC teams that have to play back to back games this weekend it's time to look at a preview for their Saturday games. Check back in early tomorrow for a previews of:
West High @ TaftShroder @ AikenWoodward @ Hughes