Elder Remains Perfect At Halfway Point Of Season


Posted on 1/11/2015 at 10:52am

Guards Brad Miller and Frankie Hofmeyer each scored 15 points, connecting on five and four three-point shots, respectively, to lead Elder to a 64-49 victory over Cooper from Boon e County, Ky. in a non-conference basketball game Saturday afternoon at The Pit. The victory moved Elder – ranked No. 4 in The Enquirer’s Division I weekly coaches’ poll – to a perfect 11-0 at the midway point of the regular season.

Junior Peyton Ramsey and senior Mitch Moorhead each added 10 point for Elder, which nailed 11 three-pointers in the game.  The Panthers look to keep their perfect record intact when they host neighborhood rival Oak Hills at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.  Elder then opens GCL South play against Moeller Friday in the league opener for both schools.  Tipoff is 7:30 p.m. at The Pit.

Here is a look at other GCL South games Saturday:

La Salle – Sophomore guard C.J. Fleming scored a team-high 17 points to lead the Lancers to a 58-50 home victory over Oak Hills and keep La Salle (9-2) undefeated this season, at 7-0, against Greater Cincinnati competition.  The Lancers’ two losses came to Florida schools over the holidays in the Kingdom of Sun Invitational in Ocala.  Tre Crigler and Jeremy Larkin each added nine points for La Salle.

Moeller – The Crusaders had three players score 11 points, but a big third quarter by Dayton Northridge – outscoring the Crusaders 24-12 to break open a tie game – handed the Crusaders their third straight close defeat, 53-50, at Northridge.  Moeller has lost its last three games by a combined nine points, including one setback in OT.  Nate Georgeton, Trey McBride and Keegan McDowell each scored 11 for Moeller (5-5).

St. Xavier – Sophomore guard Sam Martin scored a season-high 21 points, going 6-for-7 from three-point range, and senior forward James Heskett added 16 points and nine rebounds to lead the Bombers to a 56-50 road victory over GCL Co-Ed member Kettering Alter.  Martin connected on 7 of 9 field goals for St. Xavier (7-3), which wound up connecting on 12 of 22 (54.5 percent) shots from three-point range.