Moeller Extends Home Winning Streak To 40 Games


Posted on 1/15/2020 at 6:51 p.m.

St. Xavier At Woodward Game Suspended Early In Overtime

Juniors Logan Duncomb and Alex Williams each scored 21 points, combining to connect on 18-of-24 field goals, and help Moeller build a 29-4 lead after one quarter and roll to an 80-38 victory against Huber Heights Wayne in a non-conference basketball game Tuesday night at the Brisben Family Education Center on Moeller’s Montgomery Road campus.  The win extended Moeller’s winning streak to 10 games and was the Crusaders’ 40th straight win at home.

If St. Xavier is to extend its winning streak to 11 games, it will have to wait a little longer.  The Bombers were trailing Woodward, 62-60, with 3:54 remaining in overtime last night at Woodward when the game was suspended after a dunk by Bulldogs’ Davian Mace following a missed shot opened the scoring in OT, giving his team a two-point lead while breaking the backboard in the process.  The game had to be suspended with no resumption date announced at this time.  St. Xavier forced OT on a deep three-point goal by junior guard Joe Kirby with one second left in regulation.

Junior Kobe Rodgers is the lone Bomber in double figures, with a game-high 26 points on 10-of-21 shooting.  Junior Hank Thomas has eight for St. Xavier (10-2), which has not lost since December 3 and – like Moeller – also is riding a 10-game winning streak.  St. Xavier travels to face La Salle in a GCL South game at 7:3 p.m. Friday.  The Bombers defeated Elder, 58-45, in their league opener last Friday at home; La Salle suffered its first defeat, falling 45-43 at home to Moeller after its best start since the 2003-04 season.

Moeller (11-1), which retained the No. 1 spot when the second Associated Press Division I state poll was released today, converted 32 of 52 field goals, good for 61.5 percent, and outrebounded the Warriors, 35-13.  Duncomb led Moeller with 10 boards, giving him his third double-double of the season.  Duncomb leads the GCL South in rebounding, averaging 8.6 per game.  Up next for Moeller is a home game against Elder at 7:30 p.m. Friday.