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Vest Signs LOI to Wright State

DAYTON -- Alan Vest, a 6-3, 175-pound guard from Chaminade-Julienne High School in Dayton, has signed a national letter of the intent to attend Wright State and play basketball for the Raiders next fall, WSU head coach Billy Donlon announced today.
Vest, son of WSU Hall of Famer Mark Vest (1984-86) and brother of former Raider standout Matt Vest (2011-14), averaged 16.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals a game this past season.  Being named the Greater Catholic League Player of the Year as a senior, he was selected to its first team as a junior when he averaged 9.8 points.
"Alan will bring a toughness, work ethic and passion that we are accustomed to seeing with the players in our program,” Donlon said.  “He will be able to play multiple positions because he has been so well coached at Chaminade-Julienne by Coach Staley.”
Under head coach Joe Staley, the Eagles advanced to the Final Four of Ohio and finished the season at 22-7, 9-1.  Also, following his senior campaign, he was named to the 2015 AP Division III All-Ohio Second Team.  Vest’s career-high 28 points came this year at Badin High School.

The Raiders signed Youngstown, OH native Mark Hughes (Ursuline High School) during the early-signing period.  The 6-3 guard was named to the 2015 AP Division III All-Ohio First Team.
Vest Signs LOI to Wright State

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CAVALIERS-CELTICS

BOSTON (AP) -- LeBron James scored 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a shoulder injury to Kevin Love to complete a first-round sweep of the Boston Celtics with a 101-93 victory Sunday.

Love left the court in the first quarter after hurting his left shoulder, and J.R. Smith was ejected for swinging his arm at Jae Crowder, but the Cavaliers held on to win a series for the first time since 2010, before James left for Miami.

Now Cleveland gets extra time before facing the winner of the Chicago-Milwaukee series. The Bulls lead 3-1.

The Cavaliers led 99-89 with 44 seconds left, but the Celtics didn't give up. Isaiah Thomas hit a layup and Avery Bradley sank two free throws to cut the lead to six before the ball went out of bounds off Kyrie Irving. But Gigi Datome missed a 3-pointer before Irving was fouled and made two shots.

CAVALIERS-SMITH EJECTED

BOSTON (AP) -- J.R. Smith has been ejected from Cleveland's playoff game after swinging his arm back and knocking Boston's Jae Crowder to the floor early in the second half.

Crowder remained there for a few minutes before leaving for the locker room. The Celtics said he had a sprained left knee and would not return.

Smith was charged with a flagrant foul. Isaiah Thomas made the two free throws then Avery Bradley hit a basket when the Celtics put the ball in play.

That just cut the Cavaliers' 21-point halftime lead to 57-40 as they went for a sweep of the first-round series.

CAVALIERS-LOVE HURT

BOSTON (AP) -- Kevin Love has been ruled out of the Cavaliers' playoff game against the Celtics after hurting his left shoulder midway through the first quarter.

Cleveland's power forward was injured when he and Boston's Kelly Olynyk chased a loose ball into the left corner after Jae Crowder of the Celtics missed a 3-pointer. Olynyk's right arm became entangled with Love's left arm. Love then grabbed his arm and kept running toward the Cleveland bench before going to the locker room, where he was icing the shoulder and undergoing evaluation.

Olynyk was charged with a non-shooting foul.

Love averaged 18.3 points in the first three games and scored the first basket Sunday in Cleveland's attempt to sweep the first-round, Eastern Conference series.

CUBS-REDS

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Rookie Addison Russell doubled with the bases loaded -- one of his best moments during his first week in the majors -- and the Chicago Cubs held on for a 5-2 victory on Sunday and a sweep of their rain-shortened series against the Cincinnati Reds.

The 21-year-old second baseman was in a slump when he broke the game open with his three-run double in the fourth inning off Anthony DeSclafani (2-1). Miguel Montero had a solo homer and a run-scoring single off DeSclafani, who had a streak of 16 scoreless innings snapped.

The Reds have dropped three in a row overall. They went 0 for 20 with runners in scoring position during the two games against Chicago.

Jake Arrieta (3-1) pitched six innings after waiting out a 4-hour, 13-minute delay before the Reds called off Saturday's game because of persistent rain. The Cubs won the series opener on Friday night, 7-3 in 11 innings.

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