Troy Christian’s boys basketball team finished the game on a 10-1 run last week to defeat Dayton Christian 54-45 to take over second place in the Metro Buckeye Conference.
Dayton Christian tied the game with 2:45 left, but James Anderson and Jacob Brown hit big shots down the stretch, and Luke Dillahunt and Sam Kirkpatrick hit key free throws late to secure the win.
“Our kids really fought hard to win tonight,” Troy Christian coach Ray Zawadzki said. “Our focus was very evident how well we closed the game out. The seniors finished 8-0 in their careers against Dayton Christian which was big for them.”
Brown led with 15, Seth Wynne and Anderson each had eight, and everyone scores for Troy Christian.
“We are distributing the ball well and we were 14-22 inside the arc,” Zawadzki said. “We are learning how to run the offense effectively lately.”
In the JV game, Conner Case hit a buzzer beater to give Troy Christian the win also.
The Eagles host Houston on Friday, and Arcanum comes to town on Saturday night.
TC Girls Basketball - The Eagles defeated Northridge 26-21 on Saturday, as Hailey Peters led with eight points and seven rebounds, Kathryn Lee added six points with five rebounds, Kinley Blake added six points and seven steals. Troy Christian had a slim 16-15 lead at the half.
Last last week, the Eagles won a big league contest by defeating Dayton Christian 61-58 in overtime. The Eagles led 28-16 at the half before letting Dayton Christian get back into the game. It was a great turnaround since their last meeting, a 41-29 win for DC back in December.
Lee had 21 points, 10 rebounds and four assists to lead the Eagles, Peters added eight points and ten rebounds, and Meredith Haddad added 11 points and five assists before being lost to injury.
“Some of the young kids are starting to play well for us,” Troy Christian coach Dick Steineman said.