Kettering Fairmont boys’ basketball team climbs to second place in Greater Western Ohio Conference


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Kettering, Ohio – The Kettering Fairmont Firebirds boys’ varsity basketball season opened 2022 by taking on the Wayne Warriors. The Firebirds met the Warriors on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at Kettering’s Trent Arena.

The Warriors opened the game strong going out for a quick 7 point lead by outscoring the Firebirds 18-11 in the 1st quarter. But the Firebirds soared in the 2nd quarter outscoring the Warriors by 15 points, 20-15. This gave the Firebirds a 31-23 lead at 23 at the half. In the 3rd quarter, the Firebirds expanded their lead by outscoring the Warriors 13-10. Kettering entered the 4th quarter with a 44-33 lead. They didn’t relinquish any of that lead in the final period. When the 4th
quarter buzzer sounded, the Firebirds and Warriors had played to a 17-17 tie in the quarter. This gave Kettering Fairmont a 61-50 victory.

Kettering had 3 players reach double digits in scoring. Senior Forward #2 Dasan Doucet and Senior Guard #12 Anthony Johnson tied as the team’s leading scorer with 17 points each.

Doucet was a perfect 2 of 2 from 3-point range and shalt 6 of 9 from the field. He also made 3 of 4 free throws on the night. Doucet had 5 rebounds, 3 offensive and 2 defensive, and 5 assists. Doucet also committed 3 turnovers during the game.

Johnson was 6 of 14 from the floor hitting 1 of 6 3-point attempts. Jonson was a perfect 4 for 4 from the free-throw line. Johnson also snagged 7 rebounds, 4 defensive and 3 offensive, and contributed 5 assists. He did not have any personal fouls or turnovers.

The Firebirds’ third player in double digits was Junior Guard #1 Cadyn Hower who scored 13 points. Hower was 5 of 6 from the field without any 3-point attempts. He was also 3 of 4 from the free-throw line. Hower had 4 steals, 3 assists, and 1 defensive rebound. He also committed 2 turnovers and 2 personal fouls.

Kettering’s remaining points came from Junior Guard #22 Aden Marrero – 4 points, Junior Forward #14 Jamison Rountree – 4 points, Junior Forward #10 Eli Sherwood – 2 points, Junior Guard #3 Logan Adams – 2 points, and Junior Guard #11 Tyler Gentile – 2 points.

The Firebirds shot 51.1% (24 of 47) from the floor, but only 21.4% (3 of 14) from 3-point range. The Firebirds also shot 76.9% (10 of 13) from the free-throw line. The team had 23 rebounds, 12 defensive and 11 offensive, 19 assists, 7 steals, and 1 block. Kettering committed 8 turnovers and 8 personal fouls on the night.

The game’s leading scorer was Warrior’s Junior Guard #1 Lawrent Rice who sank 24 points on the night. Rice was 10 of 16 from the floor but was 0 for 1 from 3-point range. His remaining 4 points came from the free-throw line where he was a perfect 4 of 4. Rice also contributed 6 assists, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, and 1 block.

The Warriors shot 48.7% (19 of 39) from the field and 25.0% (2 of 8) from 3-point range. Wayne was perfect from the free-throw line making all 10 of their free-throw attempts. The warriors had 23 rebounds, 14 defensive and 9 offensive, 11 assists, 8 steals, and 1 block. Wayne also committed 11 turnovers.

The win against Wayne was Kettering’s 10th of the year. The Firebirds’ 10-1 record moved them ahead of Wayne for second place in the GWOC. The Firebirds now only trail the undefeated Centerville Elks who are 7-0. The Firebirds played the Elks in Centerville on December 21, 2021. Kettering lost that game against Centerville 48-36. The two teams don’t meet again until Friday, February 4, 2022. That game will take place at Kettering.

The Firebirds' next game will be Friday, January 7, 2022, when they play the Beavercreek Beavers at Trent Arena. Tickets are $5 for seniors and students (ID may be required) and $7 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at

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