|Ben Galemmo's three consecutive long |
balls kept Moeller in the GCL title race
The Crusaders survived a great game from one of Dayton's finest, while the rest of the action went pretty much as anticipated, in the final mid-week slate of the regular season.....
- Moeller 48 Chaminade Julienne 47: The Eagles knocked in a half-court shot at the buzzer to turn a four point deficit into a one point Crusaders win after senior forward Alex Voss extended the lead on a free throw with just over five seconds to play. After sustaining a late game run the Eagles, playing in front of a great home crowd, were able to pull within two as sophomore sensation Justin Bibbs, a 6'5 wing, drilled a three-pointer to with just :36 left. From there Moeller was able to make just enough free throws to hold on for a hard fought win over a very good, disciplined team. CJ was led by the 26 points of senior PF John Staley, a Northern Kentucky University recruit, and the 12 points of Bibbs. Moeller was paced by the 14 points of junior Joshua Davenport, who really turned it on late with 9 clutch fourth quarter points, and the 11 points of senior guard Ben Galemmo; it was Galemmo's three consecutive three-pointers midway through the second quarter that gave Moeller their first lead (which they would hold onto for the rest of the game). Voss finished with 8 points for Moeller and made several keys plays down the stretch, as did senior post Tony Sabato who recorded a crucial fourth quarter steal and score on his way to 8 points. The unsung hero of the game for Moeller was junior guard Keith Watkins, who only scored 6 points, but made several key defensive plays and dominated his mismatch in the Crusaders win; the win keeps Moeller in contention for the GCL title where they will need a home win over LaSalle on Friday to grab their share.
- Princeton 79 Elder 68: Dorian Jordan, a junior PG, tallied 17 points and 6 assists in the Vikings win. Senior guard Deion Isham added 15 points for Princeton and junior forward Eric Tivis chipped in 14.
- Colerain 57 Hughes 49: Junior guard Milt Davis totaled 17 points, senior wing Eli'sha Campbell scored 13, and junior guard Bryan Porter finished with 14 points in the Cardinals win. Junior wing Terry Cook led Hughes with 20 points in the loss.
- St. Xavier 66 Oak Hills 46: Ryan Gantzer led the Bombers with 14 points while sophomore forward Roderick Mills added 11 and junior guards Alex Blink and Deontae Bolling each scored 9 in the win.
- Turpin 68 Loveland 42: Zach McCormick scored 20 and senior forward Adam Boyer added on 11 points in a win in which the Spartans led by as many as 34 points in the second half.
- Northwest 78 Edgewood 41: Senior Randal Mullins led four double figure scorers with 16 points in the Knights win.
- Winton Woods 71 Norwood 43: Junior forward Trent Donald scored a game high 20 points; while sophomore guard Ronnie Rousseau, junior forward Kwan Cheatham, and senior post Zach McCorkle all added double figures; in a Warriors win.
- Walnut Hills 60 Little Miami 41