GCL South Teams Post Perfect Hoops Saturday


Posted on 12/13/2015 at 8:37 p.m.

Hofmeyer Scores 27 Again, Helps Elder Beat Walnut Hills On Road

For the second time in five days, Elder senior guard Frankie Hofmeyer scored 27 points to lead Elder to victory – this time helping the Panthers, No. 2 in The Enquirer’s Division I area coaches’ poll, defeat No. 8 Walnut Hills, 58-53, Saturday night at Walnut Hills.  Hofmeyer also scored 27 points in Elder’s season-opening 65-45 win over Winton Woods on Tuesday at The Pit.

Hofmeyer, who also scored a game-high 15 points and was named his team’s most valuable player in a 57-42 win over Northwest Friday in the Mercy Health Tipoff Classic, made 13-of-14 free throws and grabbed five rebounds against Walnut Hills (5-2), which had won four straight games.  Senior Peyton Ramsey added 13 points and a team-high seven rebounds for Elder (3-0) – which is in the midst of a stretch that includes six games in 12 days.

All four Greater Catholic League schools posted victories Saturday night, and the league is off to another solid start – with three of the teams undefeated entering play this week, and the four schools posting a combined 10-2 record to date.  Not bad considering that three of the four schools advanced to the second round of the state football playoffs, with La Salle winning a second straight Division II state title.

Here is a look at Saturday’s GCL South games:

Moeller 68, Mt. Healthy 42 – The Crusaders, No. 1 in The Enquirer’s poll, jumped out to a 32-19 halftime lead and then put the game away in the third quarter – outscoring Mt. Healthy, 18-3, in the period.  Junior guard Keagan McDowell led Moeller with 21 points, hitting 7-of-14 shots.  Senior forward Sam McCracken had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Moeller (3-0), which outrebounded Mt. Healthy, 41-30.

La Salle 58, Hamilton 37 – Senior guard C.J. Fleming, who had 20 points in the Lancers’ season opener against Northwest on Tuesday, followed up that performance with a game-high 23 points to help No. 3 La Salle (2-0) record a road win.  Still playing without members of its state champion football team, La Salle also got nine points each from guards Da’Meak Hudson and Kegan Hudson.  The Lancers led 29-20 at halftime.

St. Xavier 59, Thurgood Marshall 40 – St. Xavier connected on 20-of-33 field goals, good for 60.0 percent shooting, and the Bombers knocked down 7-of-12 from three-point range to earn a road victory in Dayton.  St. Xavier (2-2) was led by senior guard Johnny Bubenhofer, who scored a game-high 20 points on 6-of-11 shooting.  Senior forward Blake Anderson made all three of his shots, including two three-pointers, and finished with 8 points.

Here is a look at GCL South games this week:

Tuesday, December 15
Purcell Marian at Elder, 7:30 p.m.
Withrow at La Salle, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 18
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy at Elder, 7:30 p.m.
Winton Woods at Moeller, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 19
Moeller at Centerville, 7:30 p.m.
Withrow at Elder, 4 p.m.