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COLUMBUS CITY LEAGUE: Beechcroft keeps Mifflin winless with 72-67 triumph


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The Beechcroft Cougars have a nice foursome on the basketball court this season with Maurice Hale, Khaleed Franklin, Robert Martin and Linden-McKinley transfer Patrick Ngene.

Friday night against Columbus City League North Division rival Mifflin, the Cougars only needed three of the four to lead them to a win.

Franklin with 26 points, Ngene with 20 and Martin with 19 combined for a total of 65 points in leading Beechcroft to their initial win of the season, 72-67. Ngene pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds.


The Cougars are 1-1, 1-0.

Mifflin falls to a disappointing 0-3,0-1 in the final season for 14-year head basketball coach Gene Caslin.

Mifflin tried to rally late in the game but could not contain the Cougars scoring trio.

J Murrell led Mifflin with 15 points.


HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Whetstone surprises Mifflin in City North action


Game report from Duane Baker


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The Whetstone Braves rallied from a 25-10 deficit early in the second quarter to defeat City North rival, the visiting Mifflin Punchers, 49-46 Tuesday night.

Marquon Battle canned a three-point basket with 11 seconds left to give the Braves the win.

Whetstone was led by Marvin Draper’s 10 points.

The other star of the game for the Braves, was Dave Reece who blocked a last-second shot by the Punchers to close out the win.

The Punchers were led by Javonte Bing and J Murrell with 10 points apiece.

Whetstone improves to 4-13, 3-10 while Mifflin drops to 7-10, 6-7.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: City League Boys Basketball Scoreboard

Report from Theo DeCorpo


In a game heard on HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE, Brookhaven continues to play well, as they beat Beechcroft, 94-73. Khalid King scored a career-high 31 points. The Buckeye Muffler & Brake Shop Player of the Game was Randall Clarkson with 15 points.

Beechcroft was led by their number-1 scorer Khaleed Franklin who had 26 points.

The broadcast over the internet had connection problems. You can hear the entire recorded game if you visit our SPECIAL SPORTS BROADCAST PAGE at the top of the website.







The Centennial Stars visited Whetstone on Tuesday night and took control in the first quarter at 22-8 and at halftime, 40-20 and rolled to a 74-60 win over the Braves.

Jeremy Browning led the way with a 19-point game, followed by Keenan Smith with 18.

Whetstone was led by Claude Bogan with 18 points.









Gene Caslin’s Mifflin Punchers started out quick against the East Tigers with a 19-6 first quarter and a 35-12 halftime advantage en route to a comfortable 63-43 win.

Mifflin was led by J Murrell with 17.

East was led by Torre’ Smith with 21 points.









Michael Bates and the Africentric Nubians continued their fine season with a 91-66 win over the winless West Cowboys on the road.

The Nubians are 14-2 overall, 10-1 in the City South Divisiom.

The first quarter was tight as Africentric led just 27-21. They pushed ahead with breathing room at halftime with a lead of 49-33 and stayed in control the rest of the way.

The Nubians put three players in double figures: Fuquan Tucker led the way with 20, Kenny Robinson had 16 and Hosie Smith added 14.

West, who is having a horrible season at 0-17, 0-11, but has a young team, was led by Dasean Johnson with 13 points and Quantrell Huff scored 12.




The Independence 76ers are improving as the season moves along.

They won their fourth game on Tuesday, edging out visiting Briggs, 63-61 in a South Division game.

The game was tight through as Briggs led 19-14 at the end of the opening quarter; 38-30 at the half.

But the 76ers fought their way back into the game at the end of three quarters at 52-50 and in the fourth quarter, took control of the game with a 13-9 advantage.

The Bruins were led by Dewey Rice with 15 points and Charles Westbrook with 10.

The 76ers are 4-12, 4-8. Briggs is now at .500 at 8-8, 5-6.





Scott Williams’ Marion-Franklin Red Devils was just too much for the South Bulldogs, winning 72-39.

With home win, the Red Devils are 8-7, 7-4 in the South Division.

Marion-Franklin took control in the first quarter at 16-7 and 38-17 at the half and from there it was just a matter of what the final score would be.

Dresean Mathis led the winners with 17 points, Marquiez Lawrence scored 15 and Tony Anderson added 12.

South, who is coached former Walnut Ridge assistant Ramon Spears, drops to 5-10 overall, 1-10 in the South.

The Bulldogs received 11 points from Aaron Mullins and 9 from Oumar Diop.







HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE: Bing, Jones lead Mifflin to win over Beechcroft, 56-44

Game report from Stuart Mason


J Murrell and Mifflin took care of Beechcroft

Both the Beechcroft Cougars and the Mifflin Punchers are having disappointing seasons, but when the two teams get together, they usually have a good basketball game.

Friday’s game between the two City North rivals was a good game with a Mifflin putting the game away in the third and fourth quarters to beat the visitors, 56-44.

The Cougars playing without Kevin Chappele, only had one consistent scorer all night in Khaleed Franklin with 18 points.

The Punchers (5-9, 4-6) started to get a hold on the game behind the scoring of Javonte Bing who scored 9 points in the second quarter to give his team a 30-21 halftime lead.

Mifflin also received a good floor game from forward LaQuan Jones, the HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE  Buckeye Muffler & Brake Shop Player of the Game, who had 11 points and helped shut down Beechcroft big man Maurice Hale who scored just 4 points.

The Cougars, who were swept this basketball season by Mifflin, drop to 3-8 overall, 3-5 in the City North.

J Murrell, who did have to score alot of points, helped shut down Hale on the inside as well.


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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Mifflin ends winless drought by nipping Linden

Game report from Albert Holmes


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It had been awhile since the Mifflin Punchers earned a win.

Their last win was against the Dayton Jefferson Broncos right before New Year’s Day.

The Punchers traveled to historic North High School to play the Linden-McKinley Panthers on Friday night.

Troy Robinson canned two free throws with six seconds to go in leading Mifflin to a 66-64 win over the host Panthers in a City League North Division game.

The Punchers improve to 4-7, 3-5 while Linden continues to struggle at 2-10, 1-7.

J Murrell led Mifflin with 18 points, but it was Robinson’s free throw shooting, making 6 of 7 from the charity stripe and scoring 8 of his 13 points in the final quarter that helped seal the game.

Mifflin head coach Gene Caslin gets elusive win ( photo)

Linden received nice efforts from two of their better players, Patrick Ngene-Igwe scored 20 points and Giovanni Fitzgerald helped out with 18.