Dayton, Ohio- Sinclair Men's Basketball (1-0) defeats Cedarville University's JV team 99-50 to win their season home-opener. Westly Parr (6-6/SO – Cleveland Benedictine H.S.) lead the way with 20 points and 4 rebounds.
Sinclair started off the game slow as they fell behind quickly off of a 7-0 run by the Yellow Jackets early. The Tartans responded with a resounding 18-0 run which not only put Sinclair up front, but gave them a comfortable lead which they were able to sustain for the rest of the game. The Tartans went into half time with a 48-21 lead which ended with Connor Myslowski (6-4/SO – West Carrollton H.S.) scoring 5 of his 10 first half points in the final minute of the first half.Connor had 12 points, 5 assists and 3 steals for the game. The Tartans were able to put up 48 first half points despite going 3 for 14 from beyond the arc. Their ability to move the ball resulted in 10 total first half assists. Defensively, Sinclair played a bit of full court pressure which attributed to forcing 18 turnovers.
The second half saw a bit more offense then the first as Westley Parr, had foul trouble and only played in the 4:12 minutes in the first half with 4 points, came to the second half shooting scoring 20 points for the game on 8 for 14 attempts which lead all scorers for the contest. The first half lead proved to be too much for the Yellow Jackets to recover from as Sinclair was able to finish off the game comfortably.
Manny Powell Jr (5-8/FR – Gahanna Lincoln H.S.) stacked the score sheet attributing 18 total points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals. Five Sinclair players scored in double figures, Westly Parr (20), Manny Powell (18), Connor Myslowski (12), Jalen Robertson (6-8/FR – Franklin Co. Virginia H.S.) (10) and Michael Tillman (6-4/FR – Richmond IN H.S.) (10). Sinclair out-rebounded Cedarville 46-37. They were also able to force 27 turnovers off of 14 steals. Leading scorer for Cedarville was Shane Williams with 17 points shooting 5 for 9 from the field.
Sinclair's next game is a home scrimmage against Earlham College this Saturday, November 8th, in Building 8, P.A.C. Gymnasium at 2pm.
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Patrick Kaindl Sport Information Director Sinclair Athletics