You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

Flyers get production from all over roster in win at George Mason


Dayton’s depth looked like a strength early this season. It didn’t seem to help at all in January as the Flyers lost four of their first five Atlantic 10 games.

Saint Joseph’s showed you don’t have to have a deep bench to win, beating Dayton while playing five guys more than 35 minutes.

But depth will continue to define the Flyers. If they’re going to continue to climb the standings, as they did Wednesday with an 84-67 victory over George Mason at the Patriot Center, it’s going a take a team effort. That’s what it got in this game. Eleven players saw double-digit minutes, and 10 scored.

“That went away from us early in January,” coach Archie Miller said. “Our offense has really sputtered. We haven’t shared the ball at all. We’ve taken bad shots. At times we’ve neglected certain guys, just getting them in there and giving them a chance.

“Our three freshmen are in the mode right now. Our front-court rotation has as many bodies as we can get in there. Over the course of the season, when we do play well, a lot of guys do play minutes.”

Sibert stars: Jordan Sibert had one of his most efficient offensive games of the season, leading the Flyers with 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting. He hit 3-of-5 3-pointers and is 12-of-27 from long range in the last three games after an 0-for-5 performance at Rhode Island.

“He took good shots,” Miller said. “Some guys gave him good shots. He didn’t force it. In particular in the second half, when guys ran him off the line, he was very comfortable putting it down and either getting to the rim or taking a one-dribble pull-up.”

Next game: The Flyers play at Saint Bonaventure at 4 p.m. Saturday. The Flyers have won 10 of the last 11 against the Bonnies but lost their last game at the Reilly Center in Olean, N.Y., 81-73 in 2012.

The Flyers and Bonnies are tied for eighth place in the A-10 at 3-5. Saint Bonaventure (13-9 overall) lost 64-62 at Richmond (15-8, 5-3) on Wednesday on a jump shot by Kendall Anthony with five seconds left.

Around the A-10: The Flyers have climbed within two games of three teams tied for fourth place at 5-3: Massachusetts, Saint Joseph and Richmond. La Salle (4-4) is a game ahead of Dayton and Saint Bonaventure.

On Wednesday, first-place Saint Louis (21-2, 8-0) set a school record with its 15th straight win, winning 65-49 at Saint Joseph’s (15-7).

George Washington (18-4, 6-2) rebounded from its loss to Dayton with a 71-57 victory at home against Duquesne (10-11, 2-6).

Massachusetts (18-4) snapped a two-game skid with a 79-67 victory at home against La Salle (12-10).


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

H.S. Results for 4/25: Munchel’s clutch hit carries Tri-Village

Christian Ricker was outstanding on the mound and Camren Munchel’s RBI hit helped Tri-Village come away with a 1-0 win over Franklin Monroe in baseball action Tuesday. In the bottom of the sixth inning Camren Munchel doubled in Luke Wheeler from second base to plate the lone run. Wheeler went 2-for-2 on the night and Mason Sullenbarger was also...
KR’s McDavid honored as Miss Clark County Basketball
KR’s McDavid honored as Miss Clark County Basketball

Jamari McDavid scored a lot of points in Kenton Ridge’s gym, but what she did practically every minute she was in the gym was sweat. That was due to the running coach Ed Foulk made McDavid and her teammates do over the last four years. The tough practices helped turn McDavid into one of the area’s most prolific scorers, and she was honored...
Earnhardt Jr., Miami Valley made memories together
Earnhardt Jr., Miami Valley made memories together

He’s NASCAR’s most popular driver 14 years running. But there was a time when Dale Earnhardt Jr. went unrecognized around the Miami Valley. Back in October 1996, Earnhardt Jr. was hired by then-Shady Bowl Speedway owner Charlie Stapleton to race on the Champaign County oval. Earnhardt Jr., then 22, was an up-and-coming driver getting his...
WSU’s Wenzler falls in playoff at HL golf championship
WSU’s Wenzler falls in playoff at HL golf championship

After rallying from five strokes down with four holes to play, Wright State senior golfer Ryan Wenzler fell in a one-hole playoff Tuesday in the Horizon League championships at Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Wenzler, the Horizon League Golfer of the Year and defending champion, began the day with a four-stroke lead after shooting 2 under par through the...
Tri-Village names Hamilton grad Burk football coach
Tri-Village names Hamilton grad Burk football coach

Former Cincinnati Mount Healthy co-defensive coordinator Robert Burk has been approved by the Tri-Village Local School District as the Patriots football coach. It’ll be the first head coach position for Burk, a 2002 Hamilton High School graduate. Prior to coaching at Mount Healthy the Hamilton native also was an assistant at Hamilton for former...
More Stories