The Alexander Spartans fell to the Crooksville Ceramics last night in a Division 3 Athens Sectional Semifinal, 61-51. The Ceramics came out red hot behind three first half treys by guard Caleb Jago and led by 12 at the break. Crooksville came out of the gates in the second half swinging, pushing the lead out to as many as 22 heading into the fourth quarter. However, the Spartans would not rollover as Braden Jones would lead Alexander back into the ball game and eventually cut the lead down to as little as seven. But the comeback would fall short as the Ceramics hit a couple of big free throws down the stretch to put the game away. The Spartans were led by senior Braden Jones with 22 points. The Ceramics advance to face Nelsonville-York at Athens HS on Friday night at 6. The game can be heard on Power 105 with pre game at 5:45. On 970 WATH on Friday, Athens battles Gallia Academy in a sectional final with pre game at 5:45 and tip off at 6.
The Ohio Bobcats return to action tonight as they host the Eastern Michigan Eagles. The Bobcats are on a four game winning streak and will look for a win to pull even closer to the first place Akron Zips. However, the stellar defense of the Eagles will look to slow down a high power Ohio offense. The game can be heard on Power 105 with pre game at 6:06 with the Bobcat Insider and tip off at 7.
In NCAA Top 25 play last night, #1 Indiana clipped #4 Michigan State, 72-68. #15 Butler handled Duquesne, 68-49. #17 Marquette blew past Seton Hall, 67-46. #2 Miami bested Virginia, 54-50. Missouri upset #5 Florida, 63-60 and Saint Louis knocked off #24 VCU, 76-62.
In NBA action yesterday, Chicago bested New Orleans, 96-87. Memphis handled Detroit, 105-91. Brooklyn outlasted Milwaukee, 113-111 in overtime. Charlotte topped Orlando, 105-92. Toronto ousted Washington, 96-88. Utah blew past Golden State, 115-101 and Denver snuck past Boston, 97-90.
Reds first baseman Joey Votto told media yesterday that he still has not decided whether he will play for Canada in the World Baseball Classic. Votto said he has yet to talk to Reds GM Walt Jocketty and will decide tomorrow as rosters are due. The Reds are also waiting on word as to whether Johnny Cueto will play for the Dominican Republic.
In the NHL yesterday, Tampa Bay bested Toronto, 4-2. Ottawa ousted the New York Islanders, 3-1. Montreal topped the New York Rangers, 3-1. Winnipeg clipped Buffalo, 2-1. Nashville snuck past Detroit, 4-3 in overtime and San Jose edged St. Louis, 2-1.
On your radio dial tonight, it’s the Sports Fan presented by J&K Contracting. That’s on 970 WATH and it’s from 6:30 to 7.
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