After suffering a season opening loss at Indian Lake, the Troy Christian girls’ basketball team defeated an improved Dayton Christian team last week 44-34, to win their fifth game of the season.

“Dayton Christian played extremely well and they took us out of our things in the first half,” Troy Christian coach Tony Ferraro said. “In the middle of the third quarter they were up by three and outplaying us.”

“We made some adjustments and went on a run. They are a good team, are well coaches and disciplined. They made us work for everything.”

Lauren Lavy, Kenley Blake and Hailey Peters all scored 12 points for the Eagles to lead the way.

“They played a really good half and moved the ball well on offense,” Ferraro said. We were very fortunate to escape with a win.”

Ferraro praised his team for getting three kids in double figures, as things are starting to come together for the Eagles.

“Our wings stepped up,” the coach said. “They were denying our post players and double teamed them. The wings did a great job and got the offense going.”

“We had good kids off bench tonight. Cara Salazar also ran well as point guard and got everyone involved.”

*The Eagles continued their strong play with a 41-33 win over Legacy Christian last week, as Peters scored 11 points for Troy Christian, and Lee added 11 rebounds.

Troy Christian Boys Basketball - Dayton Christian used a big 21-6 second quarter en route to a 74-67 win over the Eagles in conference action last week.

Troy Christian led 19-13 after the opening quarter, but fell behind 34-25 at the break.

The second half was pretty evenly played, but the Eagles could not get the win.

James Anderson had a huge game for the Eagles, with 28 points and 20 rebounds, along with six blocks. Peyton Spurlock added nine points in the loss.

Also last week, the Eagles used a big fourth quarter to turn a seven-point deficit into a 44-36 victory over Legacy Christian.

Anderson again led with 18 points and 18 rebounds, Ben Schenk added nine and Seth Wynne had eight.

The Eagles played at Houston last night, and are now off for the Christmas weekend.

Troy Bowling - The Trojans had little trouble defeating Fairborn last week 2505-1980 in boys’ bowling action. Aaron Stone led the way with a 268-202, followed by Hayden Jackson 223-202, Jason Shiltz 214-207, AJ Kendall 171-213, Landon Flory 226 and Logan Jones 157.

On the girls’ side, the Trojans matched their male counterparts with another win on the season, as Troy defeated Fairborn 2553-2245.

A’leigha Smith led with a 226-268, Jenna Stone 236-246, Cassidy McMullen 226-233, Kirsten McMullen

200-192, Alyssa Shilt 157 and Jennica Funderburg 151.

Troy Christian Swimming - *In the Greenon Invitaitonal, several area swimmers placed in the top three in their events:

Boys 200 Medley Relay- Troy Christian 1st (Alexander Klint, Ezekiel Fulton, Grant Douchette and Benjamin Schaffnit).

Girls 100 Free- 3. Michelle Murray (Tecumseh) 1:01.23.

Boys 100 Free- Tied for third was Troy Christian teammates Doucette and Jacob Voisinet.

Girls 100 IM- 3. Gracie Glaser (Troy Christian) 1:07.90.

Boys 100 IM- 3. Fulton (Troy Christian) 59.49.

Boys 50 Free- 3. Voisinet (Troy Christian) 24.11.

Boys 50 Backstroke- 1. Klint (Troy Christian) 28.11, 2. Moebius (Troy Christian) 28.14.

Boys 50 Breaststroke- 1. Fulton (Troy Christian) 29.02 (new meet record).

Boys 200 Free Relay- 1. Troy Christian (Fulton, Klint, Moebius, Matthew Newcomer) 1:34.67 (new meet record).