Big Game Tonight for Lady Falcons

massiefalcons Tonight is the first big test of the basketball season for the Clinton-Massie girls basketball team. They travel to Bellbrook to play the #4 ranked team in Div. 2. It will be a good opportunity to see where our team is and how they stack up against state ranked competition. Massie is ranked #6. Here’s cheering for a win!

Here’s the latest OGBR JJHuddle Girls Basketball Power Poll.

1. West Holmes (3-0) beat Tri-Valley 58-22, beat Dover 85-24, beat Hathaway Brown 49-45. Previous: 3
2. Hathaway Brown (2-2) beat Pickerington North 58-52, lost Reynoldsburg 35-45, beat Akron Hoban 63-42, lost West Holmes 45-49. Previous: 1
3. Toledo Rogers (0-1) lost Canton McKinley 55-62. Previous: 2
4. *Bellbrook (2-0) beat Miamisburg 57-55 (ot), beat Franklin 66-18. Previous: 4
5. Clyde (4-0) beat Tiffin Columbian 71-23, beat Mohawk 78-35, beat Fremont St. Joseph 78-57, beat Margaretta. Previous: 5
6. *Clinton-Massie (2-0) beat Blanchester 69-21, beat Western Brown 69-44. Previous: 6
7. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary’s (2-1) lost Solon 51-59, beat Shaker Heights 47-35, beat Uniontown Lake 85-78 (4 ots). Previous: NR
8. *Bellevue (1-0) beat Mansfield Sr. 59-55. Previous: 9
9. Dayton Carroll (2-1) lost Reynoldsburg 41-55, beat Lakota East 44-40, beat Beavercreek 48-45. Previous: 10
10. *West Branch (1-0) beat Youngstown Ursuline 67-19. Previous: NR

Dabbelt’s Dayton Super 20 & Top 100

For the past few years, The Dabbelt Report gives a listing of the top players in girls high school basketball in the Dayton Area. Jim Dabbelt shares his opinion on who he thinks are the Super 20 and Top 100, plus the top 25 players in Cincinnati and the Fab 20 Freshmen in Dayton area. Syd, along with some of her Angels teammates, made the top 20.

Here’s his list (Cincinnati Angels are in bold – I did that, not him):



Billing, Natalie…..5-11…..2013…..Anna

Brackemyre, Sydney…..6-0…..2014…..Clinton Massie

DeGraaf, Jenny…..6-2…..2013…..Springboro

Dorn, Erin…..5-10…..2013…..Bellbrook

Galloway, Megan…..6-2…..2013…..Greenville

Gassion, Alexis…..5-10…..2013…..Fairborn

Haley, Elizabeth…..6-2…..2013…..Dayton Oakwood

Harris, Konner…..5-9…..2013…..Sidney

Henning, Alex…..5-10…..2013…..Centerville

Lacy, Trischa…..5-9…..2013…..Urbana

Leonard, Emily…..6-2…..2013…..Miamisburg

Lovely, Ashton…..5-10…..2014…..Jamestown Greeneview

Quisenberry, Bianca…..5-8…..2013…..New Carlisle Tecumseh

Richter, Ana…..6-0…..2014…..Oxford Talawanda

Rose, Darian…..5-8…..2014…..Fort Loramie

Waterman, Makayla…..6-1…..2014…..Kettering Fairmont

Welch, Chelsea…..5-10…..2013…..Kettering Fairmont

Westbeld, Kathryn…..6-2…..2014…..Kettering Fairmont

White, Krista……5-9…..2013…..Dayton Chaminade Julienne

Wollenhaupt, Suzy…..6-0…..2013…..Dayton Carroll

More Angels made the Top 100, along with two of Syd’s Clinton-Massie teammates, Kasey Uetrecht and Mary Moyer. Miquela Sanotoro, also from Clinton-Massie, made the Freshmen list.

Way to go ladies! Here’s to a great season!

5 Key Players to Watch this Summer – Dabbs Blog

If you read my blog with any sense of regularity, you will see I repost stuff from Jim Dabbelt’s blog. He follows girls basketball in our area and does a great job highlighting the individuals and teams that are performing well.

In a recent blog post, he identified five players from each class (2013, 2014, 2015) that are playing this summer that he deems elite players to watch. Syd made his list for the class of 2014. Below is the listing from her class. You can read the entire list on his blog.

Class of 2014

One kid who exploded onto the scene last year is Sydney Brackemyre from Clinton Massie.  While this site introduced her to the Miami Valley as a freshman, she has introduced herself to all the major college coaches around the country with some outstanding play.  Explosive and athletic, and according to Jenkins, she has earned her spot among the top 3 juniors in the Dayton area.  He stated there isn’t a thing she can’t do, she is quick and skilled enough to play the perimeter.  While her dedication to the game is huge, her stock has gone through the roof.

Another kid who has drawn the attention of those “in the know” is a young lady who has become one of the top all around guards in Ohio in the 2014 class.  Ashton Lovely from Greeneview is a dynamic scorer, and has very deep range to stretch a defense.  Lovely also does a nice job to create her own shot, and can set up her teammates with solid passing.

Last year, she snuck onto the scene at Oxford Talawanda.  Now, there is no place she can hide on the court, as Ana Richter has developed into quite a talented player.  She has a great basketball frame, is fundamentally sound, and is a team player.  Jenkins stated that she sacrifices her own offensive game for the better of the team to win basketball games.  She is a tough kid who just loves to win.

Makayla Waterman from Fairmont continues to mend, and get back to her dominant level of play.  Remember, it takes 12-15 months for a knee ligament to completely heal, and while she is approaching the 12 month mark, she continues to draw the praise from college coaches everywhere.  There is no more of a passionate player across Ohio than Makayla.  Jenkins- “She is an exceptional passer, has great hands, and the best court awareness of any front court player in Ohio.  She makes tremendous decisions and is tremendously skilled.”

If there was one kid I can start a team with, it is Kathryn Westbeld from Fairmont.  She is likely the best all around player in the area, when you take into account all aspects of the game.  According to Jenkins, Kathryn is the biggest mismatch mightmare in all of Ohio, regardless of class.  She is deceptively quick, has great hands, and honestly, when she wants to score, she will.