Flyin’ Game 8: Cin. Taft 66, Stivers 57

Top-ranked Cincinnati Taft handed Stivers its second straight setback, 66-57 in Sunday’s Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop opener at Trent Arena. Stivers (11-3) had a four-game win streak snapped by Belmont 76-75 in Dayton City League play on Friday.

Emerging 6-6 junior Nehki Smith had 29 points and 10 rebounds for the Senators (11-1), the state’s top-ranked D-II team. Trevon Ellis led Stivers with 10 points and six rebounds.

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“We have to respond to (losing),” Stivers coach Felix Turner said. “I’m really happy the kids were able to experience this. Hopefully, by playing the No. 1 team in the state, this will push us forward.”

Stivers will be among the top seeds in the upcoming D-III sectional.

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