February 19, 2014

(20) Sinclair Men’s Basketball loses 93-76 to #2 Cincinnati State

DAYTON, OH – The (20) Sinclair men’s basketball team (20-7, 5-5) hosted the #2 team in the nation Wednesday night,  (2) Cincinnati State (24-3, 10-1).  For the second time this season Cincinnati State handed Sinclair a loss.  

The first half was all about the Cincinnati State pressure as they were able to turn Sinclair over in the open court creating easy transition baskets for the visitors.  The Surge controlled the tempo as they continued to press to keep the game out of a half court affair, one in which gave them trouble in Cincinnati about a month earlier.

In the second half Sinclair just didn’t seem to come up with an answer for Cincinnati State’s fast-paced play and was able to counter some of the pressure at time.  Once the Surge built a comfortable 20 point margin, they seemed to have it on cruise as Sinclair tried different counters to cut into the lead.  In the end, the #2 team in the nation played like the team that had spent time this season as #1 and currently holds the #2 spot.  Down the stretch, PJ Weaver got hot in the last couple of minutes from three point range knocking down 4 of 6 from behind the arc.

Leading scorer for Sinclair was PJ Weaver (6-5/SO – Meadowdale H.S., Dayton, OH) who put up 21 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.  Trace Cureton (6-4/SO – Cathedral H.S., Indianapolis, IN) recorded 17 points and snatched 4 rebounds.  Charles Sweatt-Washington (6-7/FR – Lafayette H.S., Lexington, KY) finished the night with 10 points and 4 rebounds.  Deiontay Walters (5-10/FR – Princeton H.S., Cincinnati, OH) led the team with 5 assists and also added 3 points.

Sinclair has two remaining home games to finish out regular season play.  Sinclair turns right around and plays again on Saturday, February 22 when they battle Cuyahoga at 4:00 PM.  The men’s game will follow the women’s game at 2:00 PM.  All home games are held at Sinclair Community College in the gymnasium in building 8.

February 19, 2014

Sinclair women’s basketball falls to (20) Cincinnati State 77-62

DAYTON, OH – The Sinclair women’s basketball team (13-14, 5-4) hosted (20) Cincinnati State (16-10, 7-3) on Wednesday.  The women battled hard in the first half and even when Cincinnati State came out strong in the second half they stayed with them and continued to fight back.  Sinclair fell to Cincinnati State 77-62.

Cincinnati State hit first and took a 2-0 lead.  Sinclair got on the board after Sakia Prude went 1-2 from the free throw line and Cincinnati State led 4-1.  Jenae Curtiss drove the lane and got the bucket cutting Cincinnati State’s lead to 7-3.

Sinclair held Cincinnati State to 9 points in the first 8 minutes of play.  Ashley Morrow hit a 3 pointer cutting Cincinnati State lead to 3 points (12-9).  Ashley Morrow got Sinclair back in the game with her 10 first half points.  Jenae Curtiss hit a 3 and cut Cincinnati State lead to 27-20. 

Ashley Morrow hit a 3 with 2:00 left in the first half to pull with two points of Cincinnati State (29-27).  Darnesha Wesley hit a shot with less than a minute left in the first half and Sinclair trailed by two 32-30.   

Cincinnati State went into halftime with a 32-30 lead.  Cincinnati State was out of sync in the first half and Sinclair held their own on the boards grabbing 22 too Cincinnati State’s 32 rebounds and played defense extremely well. Sinclair hit shots when they needed to which enabled them to stay in the game. Cincinnati State had 14 turnovers in the first half.  Sinclair grabbed 12 points off of turnovers.

Cincinnati State went on a 11-3 run to start the second half.  Cincinnati State seemed to come out with a more offensive focus in the second half.  Breanna Ball’s lay-up with 11:15 to play pulled Sinclair to within 9 points 48-39.  Then Cincinnati came down and hit two back-to-back shots and suddenly had begun to pull away ahead 52-39.  After two Sinclair turnovers Cincinnati State was ahead 56-39 with 9:21 to play.  In the end Cincinnati State 15 point lead proved to be too much for Sinclair and Sinclair fell 77-62.  Cincinnati State was stronger on the boards winning the rebounding battle 64-51. 

Sinclair was led by Ashley Morrow (5-6/FR – Springboro H.S., Springboro, OH) who tallied 16 points and also had 4 steals.  O’Sha Owens (5-4/FR – Elida H.S., Elida, OH) recorded 13 points brought down 5 rebounds and snatched 2 steals. Breanna Ball (5-6/FR – Belmont H.S., Dayton, OH) recorded a double-double with a career high 15 rebounds and 10 points.

Sinclair has two remaining home games to finish out regular season play.  Sinclair turns right around and plays again on Saturday, February 22 when they battle Cuyahoga at 2:00 PM.  The men’s game will follow at 4:00 PM.  All home games are held at Sinclair Community College in the gymnasium in building 8.

February 15, 2014

Sinclair Men’s Basketball cruise past Columbus State 100-78

DAYTON, OH – The Sinclair Men’s Basketball team (20-6, 5-4) cruised past Columbus State (8-12/1-7) this afternoon 100-78 in another OCCAC matchup. 

Both teams opened the game trading baskets with the lead changing 5 times before Sinclair started to pull away.  Westley Parr and Charles Sweatt-Washington seemed to be more than the Cougars could handle inside as both scored 10 and 7 points respectively in the first half to pace Sinclair to a 43-31 half time lead.

The second half was all Sinclair as the Pride heated up shooting 62.5% from the field and knocking down 6 of 9 (66.7%) 3’s to build a comfortable 20 point margin.  When Sinclair wasn’t hitting 3’s, they were scoring easy buckets in transition.  As hot as Sinclair was from the field, visiting Columbus State could not knock down anything from the perimeter as they only connected on 5 of 25 (20.0%).  Westley Parr continued to be more than Columbus State could handle as the Freshman poured in 14 more points in the second half and Sophomore Trace Cureton also joined the second half scoring parade with 10 of his 18 points. 

Sinclair was able to push the second half lead up to as many as 32 points before closing the game’s final score 100-78.  

Leading scorer for Sinclair was Westley Parr (6-7/FR – Benedictine H.S., Cleveland, OH) with 24 points on 10 for 12 shooting.  Joining Wes in the scoring festivities, Trace Cureton (6-4/SO – Cathedral H.S., Indianapolis, IN) with 18 points and Ramar Hairston (6-1/FR – Northwest H.S., Cincinnati, OH) with 12 points on 4 for 7 from behind the arc.  Charles Sweatt-Washington (6-7/FR – Lafayette H.S., Lexington, KY) finished the night with 11 points and led Sinclair with 8 rebounds.. 

Sinclair continues the home stand as they host #2 Nationally Ranked Cincinnati State on Wednesday 19th at 7:30pm.  All home games are played in Building 8 on the Downtown Dayton Campus of Sinclair Community College.

 

February 15, 2014

Sinclair Women’s Basketball knocks off Columbus State 65-64

DAYTON, OH – The Sinclair Women’s Basketball team (13-14, 5-4) held on in the final seconds to beat Columbus State (16-5/4-4) 65-64. 

 

The first half of today’s game did not state the same as the game at Columbus State started a little over three weeks ago.  Columbus State jumped on Sinclair quick opening up a 20 point lead that day as the Pride was not able to overcome.  But today was much different, as Sinclair was able to match Columbus State basket for basket in the first half.  Both teams had trouble finding made shots as Columbus State connected on 29.8% from the field and only 10% from the 3 point line in the first half.  Sinclair was able to stay close even though they also had trouble from the field shooting 25.9% but was hot from behind the arc going 5/10 (50%).  Columbus State was able to hold onto a slim one point lead going into half 32-31.

 

Columbus State opened up the second half with a little mini run that helped widen the small margin up to 12 (51-39).  From that point, it seemed to be all Sinclair.  With the game in the balance and in the closing seconds, Sakia Prude was fouled as she made the layup and converted the free throw to cut the margin to 2 (64-62).  On the ensuing possession with Sinclair pressing full court, Darnesha Wesley stole the ball and was fouled as she made the basket to tie the game. She then stepped up to the free-throw line with 7.9 seconds remain and calmly converted the three point play to give Sinclair a one point lead (65-64).  Having to go the length of the floor, Columbus State was able to drive the ball to the basket and get a block call. Paige Lewis of Columbus State was fouled on a drive to the basket with 1.9 seconds and had two free throws to win the game. Lewis came up short going 0-2 at the line giving Sinclair the 65-64 victory.  Sinclair was able to outscore the Cougars 26-13 over the final few minutes and win their 5th conference win of the season and their first against an opponent receiving national votes.

Sinclair was led by Jenae Curtiss (5-9/FR – Thurgood Marshall H.S., Dayton, OH) with 24 points and 8 rebounds.  Also joining Jenae was Darnesha Wesley (5-7/FR – Meadowdale H.S., Dayton, OH) scoring 14 points and Ashley Morrow (5-6/FR – Springboro H.S., Springboro, OH) chipped in with a double-double 12 points/10 rebounds.

Sinclair will next host Cincinnati State on Wednesday at 5:30pm.  All home games are held in Building 8 on the Downtown Dayton campus of Sinclair Community College.

February 12, 2014

Sinclair Men’s Basketball outlasts Edison 87-79

DAYTON, OH – The Sinclair Men’s Basketball team (19-6, 4-4) hosted Edison (0-14, 0-8) on Wednesday evening.  After a rough road stretch of three losses, Sinclair hoped to bounce back as they returned home to conclude the season with five straight home games. 

After a slow start, both Trace Cureton and PJ Weaver hit open jumpers to cut the Edison lead to 1 (18-17).  PJ Weaver got the alley-oop jam from Deiontay Walters to tie the game at 19-19 and bring the crowd to life. PJ Weaver put on a show in the first half as he scored 16 of his game 25 points to give Sinclair a halftime lead 41-37.

PJ Weaver was back at it again in the 2nd half as he drove to the bucket to push the lead back up to 4 (56-52) with under 13:00.  After a foul and a technical on Edison, Sinclair converted both the and one and both technical free throws to extend the lead to ten point (62-52).  Conner Myslowski hit a three with 3:30 left to play and Deiontay Walters hit a jumper as Sinclair went up 83-72 with less than 2:00 remaining. 

It was a tough battle from start to finish, but Sinclair had just enough power to outlast Edison and prevailed 87-79.  

Leading scorer for Sinclair was PJ Weaver (6-5/SO – Meadowdale H.S., Dayton, OH) with a game high 25 points and 5 rebounds with 3 steals.  Other top scorers included Deiontay Walters (5-10/FR – Princeton H.S., Cincinnati, OH) who tallied 13 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and had 6 assists.  Trace Cureton (6-4/SO – Cathedral H.S., Indianapolis, IN) recorded 13 points and snatched 5 rebounds.  Charles Sweatt-Washington (6-7/FR – Lafayette H.S., Lexington, KY) finished the night with 11 points and led Sinclair with 8 rebounds.

Sinclair finishes off the season at home with four straight home conference battles.  The next home game will be on Saturday, February 15, 2014 when they face Columbus State at 2:00 PM.  The men’s game will follow at 4:00 PM.  All home games are held at Sinclair Community College in the gymnasium in building 8.

February 12, 2014

Sinclair Women’s Basketball falls to Edison 93-60

DAYTON, OH – The Sinclair women’s basketball team (12-14, 4-4) hosted Edison (14-5, 5-3) on Wednesday.  Edison’s sharp shooting proved to be too much for Sinclair and they fell to Edison 93-60. 

Edison started out with a 1-0 lead due to an administrative technical foul on Sinclair.  After Edison’s 5-0 run in the first minute and a half of play, O’Sha Owens got things going for Sinclair when she hit a three. 

Alex Catron gave Sinclair the first lead of the game with an outside jumper and 11-10.  Edison quickly regained the lead after Catron’s jumper when Brooke Richards hit a three putting Edison up 13-11. 

It was a very close first half which led to a tie ball game going into halftime 30-30.  O’Sha Owens led Sinclair with 10 points and 3 rebounds in the first half.  With 9:30 to play Sinclair trailed 19-13.  Breanna Ball hit a three and Sinclair trailed 21-15 with 8:19 to play. Edison shot 50% from three point range.

O’Sha Owens hit a three with under 4:00 cutting Edison lead to 30-22 and was returned by an Edison three by Brooke Richards putting them up by eleven.  Breanna Ball was fouled and went 2-2 from the line cutting Edison’s lead to 34-24 with under 3:00 to play.  Edison took a 43-24 lead going into the half.  Edison shot 50% from three point range.  Leading scorer for Sinclair in the first half was O’Sha Owens with 10 points.  

The first half got off to a slow start for Sinclair as Edison went on a 13-3 run in the first 8 minutes.  Breanna Ball was fouled and went 2-2 from the line and Sinclair trailed 58-29.  Ashley Morrow hit a jumper and Sinclair trailed 64-31 with 10:30 remaining. 

Ashley Morrow hit back to back shots with under 4:00 to play and Sinclair trailed 83-48.  Ashley Morrow hit another three followed by a Sakia Prude steal which she took to the basket and Sinclair was then down 85-55. 

Although Sinclair had a surge of offensive success, Edison’s offensive attack throughout the game proved to be too much for Sinclair. Edison stifled Sinclair 93-60. 

Sinclair was led by Ashley Morrow (5-6/FR – Springboro H.S., Springboro, OH) who tallied 20 points and also led the team with 9 rebounds, she also had 3 assists.  O’Sha Owens (5-4/FR – Elida H.S., Elida, OH) recorded 10 points brought down 4 rebounds and snatched 4 steals. Sakia Prude (5-3/FR – Thurgood Marshall H.S., Dayton, OH) had 10 points, 5 rebounds and led the team with 7 assists.

Sinclair finishes off the season at home with four home conference battles in a row.  The next home game will be on Saturday, February 15, 2014 when they face Columbus State at 2:00 PM.  The men’s game will follow at 4:00 PM.  All home games are held at Sinclair Community College in the gymnasium in building 8.

January 25, 2014

(8) Sinclair Men’s Basketball survives a thriller against Lakeland 76-73

DAYTON, OH – The Sinclair men’s basketball team (18-3, 3-1) hosted Lakeland (10-9, 2-2) who handed them their first conference loss in overtime at Lakeland two weeks ago.  Sinclair is now ranked 8th in the nation for the 8th consecutive week and coming off road wins at Columbus State and Edison.  Sinclair Head Coach Jeff Price and Lakeland Head Coach Terry Bowe both came together today to raise awareness about the fight against cancer as they both sported suits and sneakers as part of the Coaches vs Cancer Suits and Sneakers weekend. 

The first half was much like the game at Lakeland, close with every basket being contested and every rebound being hard fought. Lakeland hit first getting an underneath bucket taking a 2-0 lead.  The first half was a physical battle and Sinclair came out on top leading at halftime 32-30.  PJ Weaver led Sinclair with 13 points in the first half as he also grabbed 5 rebounds.

The second half was remained close with Lakeland starting to pull away until Deiontay Walters and Ramar Hairston hit back to back three pointers and trailed by three with 10:00 to play (53-50).  Sinclair pulled to within one off of a Deiontay Walters shot, 53-52.  As the game started to wind down, Trace Cureton hit a three and put Sinclair up by 4 with less than 5:00 to play and PJ Weaver followed with hitting another three and Sinclair took a 64-59 lead.  Trace Cureton hit another three to put Sinclair up 67-63 with 1:35 remaining before Lakeland started to foul.  Lakeland was able to pull to within one at 74-73 with 7 seconds remaining and the ball at center court.  Lakeland missed their final attempt and Deiontay Walters collected the rebound and was immediately fouled, making both free throws to end the game.

Sinclair survived a tough battle defeating Lakeland 76-73.  Sinclair shot 70.8% from the free throw line in the second half as well as shooting 71.4% from the three point line.   

Leading scorer for Sinclair was PJ Weaver (6-5/SO – Meadowdale H.S., Dayton, OH) who put up 21 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.  Other top scorers included Deiontay Walters (5-10/FR – Princeton H.S., Cincinnati, OH) who tallied 12 points and had 3 assists.  Trace Cureton (6-4/SO – Cathedral H.S., Indianapolis, IN) recorded 11 points and snatched 5 rebounds.  Conner Myslowski (6-4/FR – West Carrollton H.S., West Carrollton, OH) led the team with 9 rebounds and added 5 points.  Ashier Poole (6-0/FR – Benedictine H.S., Cleveland, OH) led the team in assists dishing out 4 and adding 6 points. 

Sinclair will be on the road for the next three games and then will finish the season off with five consecutive home contest.  The next home game will be on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 when they face Edison at 7:30 PM following the women’s game at 5:30 PM.  All home games are held at Sinclair Community College in the gymnasium in building 8.

January 25, 2014

Sinclair women’s basketball improves to 3-1 in conference play with win over Lakeland

DAYTON, OH – The Sinclair women’s basketball team (11-10, 3-1) hosted Lakeland (3-16, 0-4) on Saturday. Sinclair’s pressure proved to be too much for Lakeland and they beat the Lakers 71-59.

Sinclair struck first as Ashley Morrow hit a shot to give Sinclair a 2-0 lead.  Lakeland then took control leading 6-4 with under 16 minutes.  O’Sha Owens gave Sinclair the jump-start they needed to regain the lead when she hit a jumper to put Sinclair up 7-6 and then hit a three to give Sinclair the 11-8 advantage with 14:30 to play.

Sakia Prude snatched the steal, followed by the put pack rebound to tie the game 21-21 with less than 6:00 to play.  Jenae Curtiss got the layup and Sinclair regained the lead 23-21. Lakeland and Sinclair exchanged one point leads back and forth for the rest of the half with 13 lead changes. 

It was a very close first half which led to a tie ball game going into halftime 30-30.  O’Sha Owens led Sinclair with 10 points and 3 rebounds in the first half.

Jenae Curtiss hit a jumper to start off the second half 32-30.  Ashley Morrow got a lay-up after a Sinclair steal and put Sinclair up 40-32.  Lakeland’s Emily Elkins hit a three cutting their deficit to 42-35. O’Sha Owens hit a three to give Sinclair a 10 point lead over Lakeland with 11:00 minutes remaining.

After gaining a 10 point lead Sinclair began to pull away and capitalized off of Lakeland’s 28 turnovers.  Breanna Ball was fouled with 7:03 to play, went 2-2 from the free throw line and gave Sinclair the lead 58-43.  Sinclair scored 24 points off of Lakeland turnovers.

Sinclair proved to be too much for Lakeland and beat them for the second time this season.  Sinclair shot 51.5% in the second half and shot 75% from the free throw line.

Sinclair was led by O’Sha Owens (5-4/FR – Elida H.S., Elida, OH) who tallied 21 points, brought down 6 rebounds and got 4 steals.  Other leading scorers included Jenae Curtiss (5-9/FR – Thurgood Marshall H.S., Dayton, OH) who recorded 12 points.  Breanna Ball (5-6/FR – Belmont H.S., Dayton, OH) tallied 11 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, dished out 4 assists, and had 3 steals.  Ashley Morrow (5-6/FR – Springboro H.S., Springboro, OH) added 10 points, 3 steals and led the team with 5 assists.  Darnesha Wesley (5-7/FR – Meadowdale H.S., Dayton, OH) was a co-leader on the team for rebounds with 7, and also recorded 6 points.  Sakia Prude (5-3/FR – Thurgood Marshall H.S., Dayton, OH) had a career high 7 rebounds and 8 points.

Sinclair will be on the road for the next three games and then will finish the season off at home with five home battles in a row.  The next home game will be on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 when they face Edison at 5:30 PM.  The men’s game will follow at 7:30 PM.  All home games are held at Sinclair Community College in the gymnasium in building 8.

 

 

January 22, 2014

Sinclair (16-3/1-1) Men’s Basketball jumps to 8th in the Nation

Dayton, OH – Sinclair (16-3/1-1) Men’s Basketball jumped back up to 8th in the NJCAA Top 20 Division II Men’s Basketball Poll after dropping to 12th last week.  Sinclair has now spent 7 consecutive weeks in the Top 20.

 

Men's Basketball

Top 20 National Poll   |   January 22, 2014

Rank

College

Record

Points

1st Votes

Prev.

1

Dean College

12-0

237

11

1

2

Louisburg College

16-1

229

1

2

3

Illinois Central College

16-1

215

0

4

4

Community College of Beaver County

16-2

200

0

5

5

South Suburban College

17-3

185

0

7

6

Cincinnati State Technical & CC

16-3

168

0

3

7

Richard Bland College

16-1

157

1

10

8

Sinclair Community College

16-3

138

0

12

9

Niagara County Community College

18-1

128

0

14

10

Kishwaukee College

16-3

116

0

15

11

Mott Community College

13-4

112

0

9

12

Wayne County Community College District

12-2

91

0

19

13

CCBC-Dundalk

14-3

87

0

8

14

Dakota College at Bottineau

20-3

69

0

13

15

Des Moines Area Community College

16-4

50

0

16

16

Owens Community College

15-4

39

0

RV

17

College of Southern Maryland

14-4

38

0

20

18

Iowa Lakes Community College

13-5

26

0

RV

19

Kirkwood Community College

12-5

20

0

RV

20

Central Community College-Columbus

14-4

19

0

NR

 

 

Sinclair will continue on the road tonight at they travel to Edison for their third straight conference road contest, game time at 7:30pm.

 

Top 25 Men’s Games Tonight

(5) Wichita State            at       Illinois State

Columbus State             at       (6)  Cincinnati State

(7) San Diego State        at       San Jose State

(8) Sinclair                     at       Edison

(9) Wisconsin                 at       Minnesota

(10) Iowa                       at       (21) Michigan

(12) Louisville                at       South Florida

(13) Massachusetts        at       Richmond

(16) Owens                          at        Lakeland

(19) Saint Louis             at       Duquesne

TCU                               at       (25) Oklahoma

January 18, 2014

(12) Sinclair Men’s Basketball records road win 68-60 at Columbus State

Columbus, OH – The Sinclair Men’s Basketball team (16-3, 1-1) survived one of their worst shooting nights of the season to outlast Columbus State 68-60.  Both teams could not find anyone with a hot hand or anything close as Sinclair shot 30.6% from the field to Columbus State’s 33.3%.

Most of the game was void of any true high lights as the halftime score would indicate with Sinclair holding onto a 34-32 lead.  

The second half was more of the same for Sinclair as they shot 25% from the field and 11% from the 3pt line but slowly started to pull away from the Cougars.  With the outside shooting on vacation, the Pride started to pound the ball inside and attack the rim.  PJ Weaver converted 7 of 8 free throws in the second half and Point Guard Deiontay Walters knocked down 5 of 6 free throw late in the game to seal the road conference win 68-60.  Sinclair was 19 for 22 (86.4%) in the second half from the charity strip and 23 for 28 (82.1%) for the game to offset an other wise poor shooting night on the road.

Leading scorers for Sinclair was Trace Cureton (6-4/SO – Cathedral H.S. – Indianapolis, IN) who recorded his third double-double scoring 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Joining Trace with a double-double of his own,  PJ Weaver (6-5/SO – Meadowdale H.S., Dayton, OH) with 16 points and 15 rebounds.

Sinclair will continue on the road in the conference Wednesday, January 22 at Edison Community College as they play their third consecutive road conference game to start OCCAC play.  They will return to home court on Saturday, January 25 for a rematch with Lakeland Community College at 4:00 PM.  That Saturday will be Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers awareness weekend. Suits and Sneakers is a national Coaches vs. Cancer event that is designed to raise awareness about the fight against cancer and the American Cancer Society by encouraging member coaches and their coaching staffs to wear sneakers with their suits at games held that weekend to show support for the Coaches vs. Cancer program. By wearing sneakers, participating coaches help raise awareness about cancer and the importance that nutrition and physical activity play in reducing one's risk of the disease.  All home games are held at Sinclair Community College in the gymnasium in building 8.

January 15, 2014

(12) Sinclair Men’s Basketball bounces back from loss to defeat Tiffin 81-57

DAYTON, OH – The Sinclair Men’s Basketball team (15-3, 0-1) hoped to bounce back after an overtime road loss last Saturday in their first conference game this season.  Sinclair dropped to 12th in the nation this week as this is their 6th consecutive week in the top 20.  They hosted the Tiffin University JV team (1-1) on Wednesday in a brief one game break from conference play.   

Sinclair took the initial lead and Tiffin soon answered making the score 3-2, Sinclair with the lead.  Aaron Montgomery got a put back off a rebound and Deiontay Walters hit the jumper which gave Sinclair a 24-15 lead.  Charles Sweatt-Washington got the dunk off an assist from Conner MyslowskiConner Myslowski then knocked down a three with 3:30 to play putting Sinclair up 35-19.  PJ Weaver got an alley-oop assist from Ramar Hairston to put Sinclair up by 20 (39-19) with 2:00 remaining.  Westley Parr was fouled and made the shot and the free throw giving Sinclair a 43-22 advantage that they took into halftime.  

Spencer Hastedt struck first for Tiffin and Sinclair had a 43-24 advantage.  Jonathan Rousseau hit a three for the Dragons and cut the Sinclair lead to 45-27.  Charles Sweatt-Washington hit a deep jumper to give Sinclair a 53-32 lead followed by a Ramar Hairston three that put Sinclair up 61-40 with less than 10:00 to play.  In the end Sinclair proved to be too much for Tiffin and defeated Tiffin with a final score of 81-57

Leading scorers for Sinclair was Westley Parr (6-7/FR – Benedictine H.S., Cleveland, OH) who put up 21 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Other top scorers included Charles Sweatt-Washington (6-7/FR – Lafayette H.S., Lexington, KY) who tallied 13 points and snatched 4 rebounds.  Marquez Carpenter-Mathis (6-6/FR – Western Hills H.S., Cincinnati, OH) led the team with 8 rebounds and added 11 points.  PJ Weaver (6-5/SO – Meadowdale H.S., Dayton, OH) recorded 10 points and 6 rebounds.

Sinclair will be on the road Saturday, January 18 and Wednesday, January 22 where they will travel to Columbus State and Edison Community College.  They will return to defend home court on Saturday, January 25 when they take on Lakeland Community College at 4:00 PM following the women’s game at 2:00 PM.  All home games are held at Sinclair Community College in the gymnasium in building 8.

 

January 15, 2014 

Sinclair Women’s Basketball dominates in win over Clark State 87-47

DAYTON, OH – The Sinclair women’s basketball team (10-8, 1-0) coming off their first conference win of the season last Saturday at Lakeland, hosted Clark State (2-8) on Wednesday in their first home game of the new year.  Sinclair had a very successful night both offensively and defensively capitalizing on many Clark State turnovers. 

Sinclair struck first as Ashley Morrow knocked down two free throws after a Clark State foul.  Morrow was fouled again and sank both free throws again and the very next possession drove down the lane for a lay-up putting Sinclair up 6-0. Clark State tied up the ballgame 8-8 with 15:17 to play in the first half.  Clark State took the first lead of the game 10-8 with 15:00 left in the first half.  Sinclair took the lead again with key shots from Ashley Morrow and O’Sha Owens.  Sinclair forced Clark State to call a timeout when they had back to back layups and a lead of 22-14.  O’Sha Owens drained a jumper and Sinclair looked to take a comfortable 32-19 lead with 6:25 to play in the first half.  With 4:28 to play Darnesha Wesley got a steal and took in down the court and was fouled making the basket but missing the free throw and Sinclair led 39-21.  Darnesha Wesley hit a three with under a minute to play and Sinclair took a 50-28 lead.  Sinclair’s fast paced tempo and aggressive play proved to be too much for the Eagles in the first half.  Turnovers plagued Clark State in the first half as they had 24.  Sinclair took a twenty point lead (50-30) into the locker at half.  O’Sha Owens led Sinclair with 12 points and four rebounds. Sinclair shot 53.8% in the first half.

Sinclair started the second half with the same intensity that they brought in the first half.  Sinclair continued to take advantage of Clark State turnovers going up 54-34 with 17:00 to play.  Breanna Ball made an uncontested layup off of a Jenae Curtiss steal and Sinclair led 58-34.  Sinclair just continued to pull away off of Clark State turnovers and they could not keep up with Sinclair.  Alex Catron hit a jumper giving Sinclair their largest lead of the game 71-39 with 9:00 to play.  Ashley Morrow hit a three and Sinclair led 74-39.  Darnesha Wesley went coast to coast off a rebound and got fouled made the shot and the free throw grabbing the 83-47 advantage.  Sinclair rolled on to victory winning 87-47.  Sinclair shot 73.3% from the free throw line.

Sinclair was led by Breanna Ball (5-6/FR – Belmont H.S., Dayton, OH) who tallied 18 points.  O’Sha Owens (5-4/FR – Elida H.S., Elida, OH) had a double-double with 16 points, 16 rebounds and also had five assists and six steals.  Ashley Morrow (5-6/FR – Springboro H.S., Springboro, OH) added 16 points and nine rebounds.  Darnesha Wesley (5-7/FR – Meadowdale H.S., Dayton, OH) put up a career 14 points and added six rebounds.

Sinclair will be on the road Saturday, January 18 and Wednesday, January 22 where they will travel to Columbus State and Edison Community College.  They will return to defend home court on Saturday, January 25 when they take on Lakeland Community College at 2:00 PM, preceding the men who tip-off at 4:00 PM.  All home games are held at Sinclair Community College in the gymnasium in building 8.

January 8, 2014

(7) Sinclair Men’s Basketball get convincing win over Clark State 86-62 and look ahead to conference play

DAYTON, OH – Sinclair Men’s Basketball team (15-2) hosted Clark State (4-9) in their first home game of 2014. Sinclair came off a convincing road win on Saturday where they beat Wright State-Lake Campus 102-81.  Sinclair’s fast paced play seemed to be too much for Clark State and Sinclair had a dominant win 86-62.  Sinclair will now start conference play on Saturday when they take on Lakeland Community College.

Clark State took the initial 2-0 lead before Sinclair scored five unanswered points and took the lead 5-2.  Conner Myslowski started the Sinclair run then he scored five quick points putting Sinclair up 10-5 with 15 minutes to play. Ramar Hairston jumped into the action off the bench as he hit a three midway through the first half and put Sinclair up 20-11. Trace Cureton drove down the lane and got the lay up to give Sinclair a 27-11 to finish a 7-0 run.  Sinclair went into halftime shooting 50% from the field and 44% from the 3pt line and a 40-21 advantage.

Sinclair’s leading scorer, Trace Cureton struck first for Sinclair as he got the first five points for Sinclair in the second half.  From that point on Sinclair didn’t look back. Deiontay Walters hit a shot and added to Sinclair’s lead 49-24. Both Charles Sweatt-Washington and PJ Weaver started playing above the rim as they followed back to back dunks which put Sinclair up 73-45 with under 7:00 to play.  Sinclair defeated Clark State 86-62. Sinclair shot 55.0% on the night and 86.7% from the free throw line.  

Scoring leaders for Sinclair included Trace Cureton (6-4/SO – Cathedral H.S., Indianapolis, IN) who tallied 20 points and 5 rebounds.  Marquez Carpenter-Mathis (6-6/FR – Western Hills H.S., Cincinnati, OH) added 17 points, 4 rebounds and led the team with 5 assists.  PJ Weaver (6-5/SO – Meadowdale H.S., Dayton, OH) who made his debut tonight for Sinclair registered 15 points and 4 rebounds. Conner Myslowski (6-4/FR – West Carrollton H.S., West Carrollton, OH) added 11 points and 5 rebounds and Westley Parr (6-7/FR – Benedictine H.S., Cleveland, OH)  had 7 points and 5 rebounds.

Sinclair will travel to Lakeland Community College on Saturday and return to home play on Wednesday, January 15 when defend their home court against Tiffin University JV squad at 7:30 PM.  All home games are held at Sinclair Community College in building 8.

January 7, 2014

Sinclair (14-2/0-0) Men’s Basketball drops to 7th in the Nation

Dayton, OH – Sinclair (14-2/0-0) Men’s Basketball dropped to 7th in the NJCAA Top 20 Division II Men’s Basketball Poll this week.  Sinclair went 4-1 over the holiday break recording 4 wins and only one loss at hands of NJCAA Division I power Vincennes University on the road.

Men's Basketball

Top 20 National Poll   |   January 07, 2014

Rank

College

Record

Points

1st Votes

Prev.

1

South Suburban College

14-2

226

4

3

2

Dean College

12-0

220

2

2

3

Cincinnati State Technical & CC

14-2

214

5

1

4

Mercyhurst North East

11-1

197

0

5

5

Louisburg College

11-1

193

0

6

6

Mott Community College

10-2

178

1

7

7

Sinclair Community College

14-2

173

0

4

8

Illinois Central College

13-1

157

0

11

9

Community College of Beaver County

11-2

137

0

9

10

Ellsworth Community College

12-2

123

0

14

11

Des Moines Area Community College

14-3

104

0

8

12

Central Community College-Columbus

14-2

102

0

15

13

Kirkwood Community College

11-3

101

0

16

14

CCBC-Dundalk

11-2

66

0

17

15

College of Southern Maryland

11-3

55

0

13

16

Kishwaukee College

13-3

52

0

RV

17

Phoenix College

11-5

42

0

12

18

Dakota College at Bottineau

17-2

40

0

20