Points battle in MBC:

01/05/2012

There’s a pretty good points battle brewing in the Metro Buckeye Conference girls basketball.

Dayton Christian and Xenia Christian — separated by one game in the MBC standings — boast the league’s top two scorers. DC senior Lisa Weber averages 25.4 points through nine games and XC junior Michaela Nelson averages 24.0 through seven games.

Perhaps more impressive than Weber’s points is how she’s doing it. The 5-foot-10 guard is shooting 70 percent from the field (63 of 90), 47.6 percent from 3-point range (20 of 42) and 77.5 percent from the free-throw line (83 of 107).

She opened the season with 46 points in a 69-39 win against West Carrollton and had 21 of her team’s points in a 67-30 loss to Carroll.

In a head-to-head matchup, Weber scored 39 in a 79-47 win against Xenia Christian on Dec. 12.

Nelson, who leads the league in rebounds with 14.9, scored 18 and added 16 rebounds against DC. The 5-8 guard has double-doubles in six of seven games.