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COLUMBUS CITY LEAGUE: Africentric rolls by Independence, 83-63



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The Africentric Nubians have picked up where they left off from last season by winning key games in the Columbus City League South Division.

This week, the Nubians beat Eastmoor Academy, 53-50 Tuesday night on’s HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE.  Friday night, they breezed by the Independence 76ers, 83-63.

Host Africentric is now 3-1, 2-0 on the young season.

Independence drops to 1-1,1-1.

Kenny Robinson and Akil Cornish each scored 20 points. Cornish was 6 of 7 from beyond the three-point line. Trevon Saunders chipped in with 13 points and 10 assists for the Nubians.

The 76ers were led by Malik Breckenridge with 19 points.


COLUMBUS CITY LEAGUE FOOTBALL, Week 4: Barrow leads Eastmoor Academy over Independence in City South Division action



Independence 76ers RB/WR Vincent Rambo did his best to beat the Eastmoor Academy Warriors singlehandedly.

Rambo, a senior and track star, rushed 30 times for 164 yards and had a 64-yard TD run, but it was all-for-naught as the Warriors held off the 76ers, 14-6.

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Independence (2-2, 0-1), always a good rushing team, outrushed Eastmoor Academy 225-57.

The Warriors were led by QB Daivon Barrow who was responsible for two second half touchdowns which fueled the win; a 46-yard run and an 18-yard TD pass to TE Devon Edwards.

The Warriors are 2-2, 1-0 on the season.


COLUMBUS CITY LEAGUE FOOTBALL: 76ers minus star RB Manning, surprises Mifflin, 32-19



Everybody knows that the Independence 76ers are good when they have their star running back Naijae Manning.

But can they win without him? Yes, they can without a doubt!

With Manning out of action nursing a pectoral injury, the 76ers showed the Mifflin Punchers that they indeed have weapons to indeed compete and win despite their star being out.

Final score, Independence 32 Mifflin 19.

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Manning, the 210-pound, 1,000-yard rusher will be back next week but the 76ers showcased other players in his absence.

The 76ers used their speedy track stars, Dominic Ward, Vincent Rambo and Jahquan Walden in various formations including the wildcat, spread and conventional offensive set to spring them free.

Ward raced 66 yards for a touchdown, Walden rambled 50 yards for a score.

The score reached 32-0 at the half and Mifflin was done for the night.


HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Columbus City League Boys basketball scoreboard


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The Beechcroft Cougars traveled to Linden-McKinley and walked away with a 64-51 win.

Khaleed Franklin led the way with 30 points for the Cougars.

The Panthers were led by Patrick Ngene-Igwe with 15 and Dwight Edwards with 14 points.







Hali Robinson’s Brookhaven Bearcats continue to win games.

On Tuesday, they traveled to Centennial and won easily, 75-53.

The key to the game was that the Bearcats shut down the Stars with 11 points in the third quarter and 8 in the fourth quarter.

Randall Clarkson led Brookhaven with 26 points followed by 22 from Khalid King.

The Stars were led by Eric Cofer-Wilson with 13 points.







Independence 76ers

The Independence 76ers followed up a nice win at Columbus South on Friday night with an impressive win at Columbus West on Tuesday night, 90-68.

The West Cowboys remains winless on the season at 0-19, 0-13.

The 76ers put four players in double figures scoring: Dominic Ward with 22, Chris Johnson with 18, Terry Hopewell with 16 and Malik Breckenridge with 12.





Eastmoor Academy Warriors

Eastmoor Academy took control of the game from the beginning of the game as they led 13-4 at the end of the first quarter and 26-15 at the half en route to an easy 65-35 win over Columbus South.

Bryan Booker led the way for the Warriors with 16 and John Draper scored 13.

South was led my Oumar Diop with 18.






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HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE Tonight on the website at 7 p.m. has South hosting Independence


With tonight’s broadcast of HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE, we have broadcasted every school in the Columbus City League South Division as the South Bulldogs hit the airwaves hosting the Independence 76ers at 7:00 p.m. LISTEN LIVE by clicking here.

If that fails, go to the HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE page in the upper right hand corner, click it and scroll down to the February 4 game and click listen and the game comes up there. The game will be archived forever on that page to listen to anytime.

The pre-game show comes your way 20:00 ahead with Coach’s Corner with South head coach Ramon Spears and a feature on his two best players, sophomore point guard Aaron Mullins and junior center Ellis Williams.

The Bulldogs are making progress under Spears, a former assistant coach assistant coach at Walnut Ridge. They’ve gone from one win last year to five this year and could have at least four other wins. They’re 5-10, 1-10 in the South.

The 76ers are 4-12, 4-8 and are led by Terry Hopewell, Charles Sheard, Chris Johnson and Thomas Williams.

Both teams have some young talent and are looking to make a move upward in the future in the South Division.

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