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Trotwood succumbs to McEachern’s second-half Flyin’ rally

Trotwood-Madison couldn’t hang on to a halftime lead and fell to McEachern (Ga.) 87-77 in the 16th Annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Fairmont’s Trent Arena on Saturday.

As usual, Trotwood (7-3) was paced by Amari Davis (24 points) and Myles Belyue (19 points, 11 rebounds, three steals. The Rams also received a season-high 17 points and eight rebounds from junior center Justin Stephens.

Davis’ 3-pointer to beat the halftime buzzer put the Rams up on the Atlanta-based public school power, 39-36 at the break.

Isaac Okoro led McEachern with 25 points and Sharife Cooper added 23. At least four players in McEachern’s lineup have multiple NCAA D-I offers.

Trotwood’s game at Butler on Friday was postponed due to a winter storm. Trotwood will host Fairmont (9-3) on Tuesday.

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• Hilliard Bradley reluctantly informed Flyin’ president Eric Horstman that school administration ruled they would not be allowed to travel to Kettering because of the winter snow and ice storm that hit on Friday afternoon. Horstman had a backup plan of Belmont filling Bradley’s spot against Spire Academy. That, too, unraveled, when district officials ruled the Bison couldn’t play because there was no school on Friday.

Trotwood’s Hezikiah Shaw. McEachern (Ga.) defeated Trotwood-Madison 87-77 in the 16th Annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena in Kettering on Sat., Jan. 13, 2018. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Instead of six games on Saturday, that game was scraped and there were five. Six more games are scheduled for Sunday and Monday.

“We had 3,500 people in here Friday and it was a blizzard,” Horstman said. “We sold out (Saturday). There’s a gap in time, but not a gap in talent or enthusiasm. We’re still going forward.”

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16th ANNUAL PREMIER HEALTH FLYIN’ TO THE HOOP

At Fairmont’s Trent Arena, Kettering

Friday’s results

Spire Institute (Ohio) 80, Fairmont 70

Findlay Prep (Nev.) 50, Huntington Prep (W.Va.) 48

Saturday’s results

Springboro girls 57, Tippecanoe 38

Xenia 67, Olentangy Liberty 60

Pickerington North 51, Princeton 38

McEachern (Ga.) 87, Trotwood-Madison 77

IMG Academy (Fla.) vs. Prolific Prep (Calif.), 8:15 p.m.

Sunday’s games

Mountain Mission (Va.) vs. Miamisburg, 11:30 a.m.

Sidney vs. Versailles, 1:15 p.m.

Fairland vs. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, 3 p.m.

Covington Catholic (Ky.) vs. Middletown, 4:45 p.m.

Prolific Prep (Calif.) vs. Garfield Heights, 6:30 p.m.

Cleveland Heights vs. Springfield, 8:15 p.m.

Monday’s games

Franklin Monroe vs. Minster, 11:30 a.m.

Fort Loramie vs. Thurgood Marshall, 1:15 p.m.

Pickerington Central vs. McEachern (Ga.), 3 p.m.

Lyndhurst Brush vs. Cin. Hughes, 4:45 p.m.

La Lumiere (Ind.) vs. Aspire Academy (Ky.), 6:30 p.m.

Upper Arlington vs. Wayne, 8:15 p.m.

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