Spire Academy seniors Caleb McConnell (left) and Devon Baker, both transfers from Dunbar, address an 80-70 defeat of host Fairmont in the 16th Annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop opener at Trent Arena in Kettering on Fri., Jan. 12, 2018. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Former Dunbar standouts lead Spire Academy over Fairmont in Flyin’ opener, 80-70

Hendricks had 20 points at halftime and finished with 29, including eight 3-pointers. He recently set the Firebirds’ single-game scoring record of 52 points, which included 14 three-pointers.

Leading Spire was senior Dunbar transfer Devon Baker with 22 points. Also playing for Spire was Caleb McConnell, another Dunbar senior transfer who scored 19 points. Both Baker and McConnell transferred to the Geneva, Ohio, prep school campus after last season.

Also dressing for Spire was 7-foot-7 center Rob Bobroczky, although he didn’t play.

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Caleb McConnell of Spire Academy fires over Fairmont defenders. Fairmont played Spire in the Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop opener at Trent Arena on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Top-ranked Findlay Prep (Nev.) plays Huntington Prep (W.Va.) in Friday’s second game of the doubleheader. Among the many standouts in that game will be Findlay’s 7-2 center Bol Bol, Manute’s son who was expected to sign with the University of Kentucky but instead opted for Oregon.


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 games

Springboro vs. Tippecanoe girls, 11:30 a.m.

Olentangy Liberty vs. Xenia, 1:15 p.m.

Hilliard Bradley vs. Spire Academy (Ohio), 3 p.m.

Pickerington North vs. Princeton, 4:45 p.m.

McEachern (Ga.) vs. Trotwood-Madison, 6:30 p.m.

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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