Starting with a 60-55 win over Withrow back on Dec. 19, Mount Healthy's boys basketball squad has won eight straight games, including the last five against SWOC opponents.
Junior guard Dominic Brewton has been a surprise this season, averaging 14.6 points per game to lead the Owls.
Mount Healthy is currently tied atop the SWOC standing with Northwest. Both teams are 6-1 in league play, with Little Miami lurking at 5-2. Northwest's Ronnell Turner leads the league in scoring at 18.9 points per game. Edgewood started off strong, but the Cougars have lost their last three league games. Little Miami senior Alex Johnson is second in the SWOC in scoring at 17.6 points per game and ranks first in rebounds (9.1) and blocks (1.8).
One of the easy ways to follow the action of the winter season is to track coaches' submissions for athletes of the week. Check out the tab above to see all those honored for spectacular performances this winter season.
Nominations must come from coaches, so if you see a stellar performance, kindly remind the appropriate coach to nominate his/her player for recognition.
Fatimah Shabazz needed 14, and she got 31 points in a loss Dec. 17 at Little Miami to join Northwest's 1,000-point club. She also had 16 rebounds and five steals.
Currently, Shabazz, the reigning SWOC player of the year, is leading the conference in points (27.2 per game), rebounds (11.4; tied with Talawanda's Woodruff) and steals (5.8).
Check back in throughout the winter season to stay up-to-date with all our teams.
Boys basketball standings/results can be found here
Boys basketball stats are here
Edgewood, Harrison and Mount Healthy all fell in the first round of the state football playoffs, ending three great seasons.
Edgewood gave two-time defending state champion La Salle all it could handle in a 23-21 loss in Division II. Harrison felt the wrath of unbeaten Turpin in a 40-14 loss in Division II.
And Mount Healthy lost a thriller in a 35-33 loss to New Richmond in Division III.
All-conference football teams will be posted shortly.