Moeller Extends Hoops Winning Streak To Seven


Posted on 1/19/2016 at 5:19 p.m.

La Salle, St. Xavier Face GMC Teams On The Road Tonight

Moeller senior forward Riley Voss was perfect from the field for the second straight game, going 5-of-5 and finishing with team highs of 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists Monday evening to lift the Crusaders to a 54-29 victory over Westerville Central at Otterbein University in Greater Columbus.  Voss also made all five of his field goals in Friday’s 56-48 win over Elder, including 3-of-3 from three-point range.

The win was the seventh straight for Moeller (14-1), which moved into the top spot in The Enquirer’s latest Division I area coaches’poll.  The Crusaders also got 11 points and five rebounds from junior guard Keegan McDowell, while senior forward Sam McCracken added eight points and seven rebounds.  Moeller shot 54.8 percent from the field, hitting 23-of-42 shots, while also outrebounding Westerville Central,  34-15.

Greater Catholic League members La Salle and St. Xavier return to the court tonight, traveling to take on two members of the Greater Miami Conference.  No. 6 La Salle (12-2) looks to extend its winning streak to five games, but it won’t be easy against No. 5 Oak Hills (10-4).  Tipoff is 7:30 p.m. at Oak Hills.  The Highlanders are 2-1 against the GCL South to date, defeating Elder and St. Xavier, and losing t Moeller, 42-39.

St. Xavier plays tonight at Fairfield, with the tipoff set for 7:30.  The Bombers (4-10) are looking to snap a five-game losing streak in the process, while Fairfield (6-7) is vying to win its second straight game.  This is Fairfield’s lone game against a GCL South school.  The Indians are coming off a 59-48 win over Princeton last Friday.  St. Xavier is 0-3 against the GMC, with close losses against Princeton (48-45), Lakota West (39-38) and Oak Hills (53-47).

No. 4 Elder (11-3) is off until Friday.