Saturday, January 1, 2011

Dayton Airmen Claim Title

The 6th grade Dayton Airmen closed out 2010 with a convincing 63-39 win over the Springfield Beasts to claim the Red Division championship yesterday at Kingdom Sports Center's Southern Ohio Prep Shootout. Although the Beast began the game with a lot of intensity and an early lead, after the Airmen employed a 2-2-1 full court press, turnovers led to a reversal of fortunes for Springfield and an eventual blowout victory for the Airmen.

The leading scores for the Airmen included Keegan Saben (16), Kobe Vinegar (12) and Chris Jackson (9). Springfield was led in scoring by Ben Harris (15) and Danny Davis (11). To advance to the championship game, the Airmen defeated the South Dayton Knights (57-44). In the other semi-final game, the Springfield Beasts got by the New Birth Warriors (48-35) to reach the championship game. Brunner Catholic won the Blue Division championship with a 55-23 win over the Cincinnati Buckeyes. In the 5th grade division, the Cincinnati Buckeyes defeated the Middletown Middies (44-42) to claim the championship. Lorenzo Sparks led all scorers wth 18 points while Dominic Brewton finished with 11 points. Below is a list of some of the top players I saw at the event.

Top Players:

Keegan Saben-Dayton Airmen (Pictured)
Kobe Vineger-Dayton Airmen
Chris Jackson-Dayton Airmen
Ben Harris-Springfield Beasts
Dashawn Parker-Springfield Beasts (5th grader)
Darious Quisenberry-Springfield Beast (5th Grader)
Paul Jones-New Birth Warriors (5th grader)
Jordan Mitchell-New Birth Warriors (4th Grader)
Ty Wiley-New Birth Warriors (5th Grader)
Nate Schumann-South Dayton Knights
Tony Boddie-Brunner Catholic
Miles Joiner-Brunner Catholic
Evan Clayborne-Brunner Catholic
Lorenzop Sparks-Cincinnati Buckeyes (5th Grader)
Dominic Brewton-Cincinnati Buckeyes (5th Grader)
EJ Williams-Middletown Middies (5th Grade)

To see the pictures I took at the event, visit the Buckeye Prep Facebook Fan page.


  1. Dashawn Parker is a 5th grader for the Beasts.

  2. Congrats to coach Smith and his Dayton Airmen on being tournament champions.

  3. Way to go Dominic and Lorenzo...CINCINNATI BUCKEYES!!!!