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Big day in local sports: 5 things to know

Dayton's Charles Cooke shoots against Portland on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, at Titan Gym in Fullerton, Calif. David Jablonski/Staff
Dayton's Charles Cooke shoots against Portland on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, at Titan Gym in Fullerton, Calif. David Jablonski/Staff

Credit: David Jablonski

Credit: David Jablonski

The Dayton Flyers defeated the Portland Pilots 84-74 in their Wooden Legacy matchup in California. “We had better ball movement. We had better reversal, and I thought guys were hunting for the good extra pass as well.” Dayton coach Archie Miller said. Senior guards Charles Cooke and Kyle Davis emerged as stars of the game. Cooke scored 20 points and Davis had 14. Dayton plays New Mexico on Sunday at 2 p.m. for fifth place in the tournament.

2. WSU stops Roadrunners

Guard Mike La Tulip made 5-of-6 three-pointers while scoring a career-high 18 points in Wright State’s win over CSU Bakersfield on Friday. Tim Zechar/Contributed

Wright State beat CSU Bakersfield 68-64 in the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic. Junior guard Mark Alstork, the leading scorer in the nation, finished with 24 points after a long drought in the first half. The Raiders face off against North Dakota tonight at 7 at the Nutter Center.

3. Alter knocked out in state semifinals

Alter’s John Bivens returns a first-half kickoff 59 yards to set up a score. Columbus Bishop Hartley defeated Alter 14-7 in a D-IV high school football state semifinal game at London on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Columbus Bishop Hartley, the defending Division IV state champion, defeated the Alter Knights 14-7 in a D-IV state semifinal. Hartley running back Marquette Dixon couldn’t be stopped by the Alter defense and gave the Hawks an early 14-0 lead.  Hartley advances to play Steubenville in the state final Friday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m.

4. Miami Valley starts strong in the Skeeter Classic

Miami Valley School varsity girls basketball beat out Mechanicsburg 58-55 in the opening round of the Skeeter Classic at Urbana. The Rams were led by Tia Karras with 24 points. Miami Valley moves on to play Jonathan Adler tonight at 8 p.m. at Urbana.

5. Marion Local in the state title game

Marion Local running back Nate Moeller, shown here vs. Mechanicsburg, scored three touchdowns in a 36-7 defeat of Hamler Patrick Henry on Friday at Lima. Contributed Photo: Bryant Billing

Marion Local High School blasted Patrick Henry 36-7 to advance to its sixth consecutive state championship game. Nate Moeller of Marion Local was the star of the game running for three touchdowns. Marion Local plays Cuyahoga Heights on Friday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. at Ohio Stadium in Columbus for the Division VI state championship.