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HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE, Live this morning at 10:45, Jackson Center vs. Africentric on our website


Shawon Wilson, Africentric

HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE returns to the airwaves this morning after a week’s hiatus.

The Ohio Division IV State semifinals from the Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State, as the Jackson Center Tigers (26-0) take on Columbus City League South Division member, Africentric Nubians.

Game time is 10:45 a.m. live on the website. You can LISTEN LIVE by clicking here.

If the link fails, here’s another way to listen to the game live.

Go to the HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE page in the upper right hand corner, click it and scroll down to the March 22 game and click listen and the game comes up there. We’ll be on the air 30 minutes before the game with our usual information.

Africentric head coach Michael Bates

Jackson Center, from Jackson Center, Ohio in Shelby County, plays in the Shelby County League where they were the champions. Other members include, the Anna Rockets, Botkins Trojans, Sidney Fairlawn Jets, Fort Loramie Redskins, Houston Wildcats and the Russia Raiders.

Hosie Smith, Africentric

To get to the Division IV Final Four, the Tigers, coached by athletic director Scott Elchert, beat Tri-Village in overtime in the district championship game, St. Henry in the regional semifinals and Dayton Jefferson in the regional finals.

They are led by senior Andy Hoying, the Southwest District Player of the Year. Their other starters include senior Tony Opperman, juniors Alex Meyer, Trey Elchert and Eric Ryder.

Off the bench, Jackson Center turns to freshman Gavin Wildermuth and junior Levi Winner.

Justin Miller, Africentric

The Tigers are very stingy on defense, giving up a shade over 40 points a game.

Jackson Center is making their third trip to Columbus and the Final Four, but their first since their championship year of 1985.

They are one of only two unbeaten schools left in the State of Ohio.

The Africentric Nubians are 22-3 and members of the Columbus City League South Division where they were runnerups to champion Walnut Ridge. Two of their losses were to the Scots and the other was to Division III powerhouse Bloom-Carroll.

The Nubians are making their third trip to the State’s Final Four and second straight. Last year, they lost to eventual Division III champion Cincinnati Taft.

In their tournament run, Africentric have outscored opponents 78.7 to 34.3 points per game in 6 wins over Columbus International, Gilead Christian, Northside Christian, Millersport, Newark Catholic and Beaver Eastern.

Trevon Saunders, Africentric

Beaver Eastern scored 43 points on the Nubians in the regional final and those are the most their given up in the tournament in one game.

The Nubians, who will play 10-15 players to wear the opponent down, are led by juniors Kenny Robinson, Trevon Saunders, Kejuan Skinner-Byrd, Cyquil Tucker and Newshawn Walls. Top seniors include Fuquan Tucker, Delquan Black, Hosie Smith, Justin Miller and freshman Jaquan Harrison.

Kenny Robinson, Africentric

The winner of the Jackson Center-Africentric game will play the winner of the Berlin Hiland (24-1)-Arlington (23-3) game on Saturday morning at 10:30.

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HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE: Bates brothers matchup goes to Ridge’s Jason, 61-57


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Roy Alexander dunking, led Walnut Ridge with 18 points

Last Friday night’s HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE broadcast, sponsored by Swift Tax Services, pitted the coaching Bates brothers against each other.

Micheal for the Africentric Nubians and Jason for the Walnut Ridge Scots. Both teams came into the game with records of 5-0 in the South.

The game was between the top two teams of the City League South Division. The Scots win this round, 61-57 at home.

The Scots took control of the game early as they got the ball to swingman Roy Alexander, who slashed and drove his way to the basket with six free throws end leading his team to an 18-11 first quarter lead.

Aiding the Scots were 4 turnovers by the Nubians who tried to push the tempo when their was no reason. Plus, one of their best players, Hosie Smith, got into foul trouble committing his second very early and had to take a seat on the bench.

The second quarter was won by the Nubians as they outscored the Scots, 17-12 to pull to within 30-28 at the half. Leading the charge in the middle quarter was Fuquan Tucker with 6 and Delquan Black with 4. The Nubians took care of the ball and had no trouble with the Walnut Ridge press.

Jason Bates coach's the Scots

The Scots led after three quarters, 45-36, holding Africentric to only eight points as the Nubians committed the turnover game again with six.

The fourth quarter, like the first, was the game’s most exciting as the Scots rolled up 49-40 lead. But the Nubians have not quit in them as they stormed back to cut the lead to 3 points, at 57-54 with :52 seconds to go. But they had to foul to stay in the game and the Scots are a decent free throw shooting team and that was where the game was won.

Michael Bates of Africentric with ball

The Buckeye Muffler Player of the Game was Alexander of Walnut Ridge with 18 points, 12 on free throws. Adam McCall chipped in with 11.

For Africentric, who’ll get the rematch at their tiny gym in February, was led on the board by Kenny Robinson with 14 points, Delquan Black with 11 and Kejuan Skinner-Boyd with 9. The Nubians drop to 8-2 overall, 5-1 in the South.

Walnut Ridge improves to 9-0, 6-0 in the South.

The Bates brothers had many members of their family in attendance and in their eyes, both coaches are winners, which they are!