Trotwood coaching by committee and making it work; Rams ring up CJ in rare matchup for D-II district title


Trotwood-Madison eliminated Chaminade Julienne 78-60 in a boys high school basketball Division II district final on Thursday night at the University of Dayton Arena.

It was a rare meeting of the two longtime area boys powers. The teams hadn’t played since the visiting Rams defeated the Eagles 48-45 way back in December 2011.

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The win vaults Trotwood (23-3) into a D-II regional semifinal at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Fairmont’s Trent Arena in Kettering. The Rams will play the Columbus South/Columbus Eastmoor Academy winner. Those teams will play in a Columbus 2 district final on Saturday.

In the other D-II regional semi at 8 p.m. Thursday it’s Cincinnati Hughes (23-3) against the Dunbar/Woodward winner. Dunbar and Woodward also will play in a district final at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton High School.

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Trotwood won its 16th straight and second without coach Rocky Rockhold. This was the last of a two-game suspension he received after getting two technical fouls in a sectional romp of Northwestern at Tecumseh. In his place were assistants Anthony Parker, acting as head coach, and Quinton Smith.

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Amari Davis had 22 points to lead Trotwood. Myles Belyeu added 16 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. Carl Blanton added 12 points.

CJ (11-15) was paced by Gabe Turner’s 13 points and nine rebounds. Milton Gage added 12 points and Dominic Wilcox 10.

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