La Salle Opens Basketball Season With Road Win

12/09/2015

Posted on 12/9/2015 at 4:38 p.m.

St. Xavier Falls To Winton Woods In Three-Overtime Marathon

Just four days removed from winning a second straight Ohio Division II state football championship, La Salle opened its 2015-16 basketball season with a 47-41 victory at Northwest behind a game-high 20 points from junior guard C.J. Fleming, while St. Xavier lost at Winton Woods,70-65, in three overtimes in Tuesday night games involving schools from the Greater Catholic League South Division.

The Lancers (1-0), playing without members of the football team, connected on nine three-points goals – including a team-high four from Fleming.  Senior guard Kegan Hudson joined Fleming in double figures with 16, also hitting four three-pointers.    La Salle played against Northwest without its share of football players, including Jeremy Larkin, Tre’Sean Smith and Nick Watson.

Senior Hunter Lampley led St. Xavier with 20 points, while senior Johnny Bubenhofer added 10 for the Bombers – who connected on just 1-of-18 three-pointers.  St. Xavier (1-2) also was saddled with foul trouble after being called for 33 in the game, sending Winton Woods to the foul line 44 times.  St. Xavier has now dropped two games in a row by a total of eight points, also falling Centerville, 47-44, on Saturday.

Here is a look at this week’s schedule for the GCL South:

FRIDAY
Mt. Healthy at Moeller, 7:30 p.m.
Northwest at Elder, 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY
Hamilton at La Salle, 7:30 p.m.
St. Xavier at Thurgood Marshall, 6 p.m.