Delaware Christian hammers Gahanna Christian for 1st win


By Ben Stroup

bstroup@aimmedianetwork.com

The Delaware Christian girls basketball team picked up its first win of the young season Tuesday, cruising past visiting Gahanna Christian 57-8.

“Gahanna is rebuilding,” DCS coach Jackie Boggs said. “We worked on our plays tonight, reversing them a few times before we shot. We shot 51 percent from the field, which is why we scored so much. We usually shoot 25 percent from the field.”

The Eagles (1-2, 1-1 MOCAL) raced out to a 17-4 lead by the end of the first quarter before using a 14-0 second-quarter burst to claim a 31-4 edge by the break.

They outscored the visitors 12-4 in the third and 14-0 in the fourth to smooth out the scoring summary.

Erin McCullough led the charge with 20 points to go with five steals. Elizabeth Blackburn also had a nice game, finishing with 12 points and five assists, while Brianna Blackburn had six points and three steals and Olivia House closed with five points, three steals and four assists.

Next up, Delaware Christian will take on visiting Fairfield Christian Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Also: Buckeye Valley 54, Fairbanks 33

BOWLING

The Buckeye Valley bowling teams stayed undefeated Tuesday, rolling past North Union.

The Baron boys, led by Jimmy Davis’ 464 series (games of 234 and 230), won 2,266-1,853.

“He was in the zone today, rolling the ball nicely,” BV coach Madonna Wells said of Davis. “He didn’t have any opens, just a couple of splits … he was filling frames.”

Other standouts included Nick Cooper (405 series), Jacob Moeslein (391) and Tony Ruark (375).

The BV girls, meanwhile, won 1,743-1,568.

“I wanted to see what the girls had and told them we were down going into bakers,” Wells said. “They fought and pushed themselves to the point if they opened they felt they let the team down. This team has each others’ backs … it’s fun to see them fit together.”

Seniors Morgan Stuart and Carly Kelley led the way with respective series of 369 and 363.

The Buckeye Valley bowling teams return to action Monday against Elgin at Colony Lanes.

Also: Delaware Hayes boys defeat Big Walnut 2,075-1,784; Delaware Hayes girls defeat Big Walnut 1,683-1,429.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Hayden Bowmar had a team-best nine points and five rebounds and Ben Saxe and Zac Chucta finished with eight points apiece, but it wasn’t enough as host Big Walnut fell to Marion Harding 57-39 in non-league action Tuesday in Sunbury.

Austin Becker, who had five points, also collected five rebounds for the Golden Eagles (0-2).

Also: Ready 77, Delaware Christian 54.

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