Big Second Half Helps Centerville Defeat La Salle


Posted on 12/19/2020 at 5:20 p.m.

Other Three GCL South Teams To Play Non-Conference Games Today

Junior Tom House scored a game-high 26 points and helped Centerville pull away in the second half to post a 70-52 victory over La Salle in a non-conference basketball game Friday night in Greater Dayton.  La Salle was the lone Greater Catholic League South Division team in action last night, with the other three schools set to play today.

La Salle (2-2) trailed 14-10 at the end of the first quarter and 27-19 at halftime, but Centerville (2-0) scored 22 and 21 points, respectively, in the third and fourth quarters to win its home opener.  The Lancers are set to face rival Oak Hills on the road at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night.  Centerville takes on another league team today, when the Elks travel to face Moeller at 5 p.m. at the Brisben Family Education Center on Moeller’s campus.

Centerville is the last team to defeat Moeller (3-1) on its home court, winning 42-41 on February 14, 2015.  Since then, the Crusaders have reeled off 48 consecutive wins at home, along with recording 84 straight victories against teams from Southwest Ohio.  Moeller had its 28-game winning streak snapped last Saturday in a 58-57 overtime loss to Lawrence North, Ind.

Elder and St. Xavier both look to stay unbeaten today.  The Panthers (4-0), who have won their first four games by an average of almost 35 points, will be tested with a road game at Lakota West at 7:30 tonight.  Following a season-opening loss to Mason, the Firebirds have won three straight after last night’s 75-65 win at home against Middletown.

St. Xavier (3-0) tips off today’s three league games late this afternoon when it hosts Summit Country Day.  The Bombers, originally scheduled to play West Clermont tonight, will now host junior varsity and varsity games against Summit at 3 and 4:30 p.m., respectively.  Senior guard Kobe Rodgers is second in the GCL South in scoring, averaging 17.7 points, and leads the league in steals, at 2.3 per game.