Saturday, December 18, 1999

Cincinnati boys basketball roundup


Reading in a zone in upset of Wyoming

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Reading was winless and Wyoming was undefeated entering Friday night's Cincinnati Hills league game. So naturally, Reading won. Easily.

        The Blue Devils posted one of the biggest upsets of the season, using a matchup 2-3 zone defense that baffled the Cowboys for a 61-41 victory at Reading.

        Wyoming shot 25 percent for the game, including 2-for-23 in the fourth quarter when the Blue Devils went on a 22-4 run to put the game away.

        Mitch Hayes scored a game-high 18 points for Reading while Mike Berter added 11 points.

        “This was a team effort,” Reading coach Rich Benzman said. “Our two returning players (Hayes and Berter) stepped up as did Scott Lawson. We extended the matchup 2-3 zone out a little farther and the kids got to their spots quickly.”

        WYOMING (41) — Monday 4 2 10, Patch 2 4 8, Payne 2 0 4, Davis 2 0 5, Dennis 1 0 2, Lehman 2 1 6, Tollett 3 0 6. Totals: 16 7 41.

        READING (61) — Lawson 5 1 11, Berter 3 2 11, Hayes 5 8 18, Wilking 2 1 5, Brinck 2 5 9, Brady 2 3 7. Totals: 19 20 61.

        Wyoming ....... 9  14  14   4—41

        Reading ....... 17  15   7  22—61

        3-pointers: R—Berter 3. W—Davis, Lehman. Records: R 1-5 (CHL 1-2), W 4-1 (2-1).

        • Indian Hill 83, Deer Park 47 — Senior forward Ben Katz scored nine of his 10 points in the first quarter as the Braves jumped out to a commanding lead.

        The Braves placed four players in double figures, led by 6-foot-10 senior center Kevin Welch and junior forward Grady Rogers with 13 each.

        INDIAN HILL (83) — Clemons 2 2 6, Hahl 1 2 5, Shryock 3 1 10, English 3 0 8, Katz 2 6 10, Kurtzer 3 0 8, Rogers 3 5 13, Beamon 3 0 6, Pratt 1 2 4, Welch 3 7 13. Totals: 24 25 83.

        DEER PARK (47) — Rutherford 1 1 3, Wesley 1 0 2, Anstaett 2 2 6, Smith 1 0 2, Montgomery 3 1 7, Dennis 5 0 13, Drew 2 0 4, Rovekamp 0 3 3, Burke 3 1 7. Totals: 18 8 47.

        Indian Hill ....... 25  13  24  21—83

        Deer Park ....... 7   8  12  20—47

        3-pointers: IH—Shryock 3, Hahl, English, Kurtzer, Rogers 2, Hahl. DP—Dennis 3. Records: IH 3-0 (3-0 (CHL), DP 0-5 (0-3 CHL).

        • Finneytown 71, Mariemont 50 — Senior forward Paul Thompson scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Finneytown.

        The Wildcats jumped out to a 45-23 halftime advantage and never looked back. Junior guard Zac Busam added a career-high 15 points and six assists.

        MARIEMONT (50) — Minor 4 3 13, Fisher 7 2 18, Classen 2 1 5, Weissman 4 0 10, Startsman 2 0 4. Totals: 19 6 50.

        FINNEYTOWN (71) — Reichle 5 0 10, Busam 6 3 15, Doyle 1 0 2, Gardner 5 4 14, Thompson 8 3 19, Partridge 4 1 9, Smith 1 0 2. Totals: 30 11 71.

        Mariemont ....... 9  14  16  11—50

        Finneytown ....... 19  26  16  10—71

        3-point field goals: M—Minor 2, Fisher 2, Weissman 2. F—none. Records: F 3-1 (2-1 CHL), M 2-4 (1-2).

        • Maderia 89, Taylor 83, at Taylor — Rob Hern scored a game-high 27 points to lead the Mustangs.

        Steve Tudor's lone basket — a 3-pointer with just under five minutes remaining — gave Maderia the lead for good at 78-75.

        MADERIA (89) — Tudor 1 0 3, Schever 0 2 2, Dooley 3 4 12, McConnaughey 3 0 7, Ramierez 1 0 2, Hern 9 9 27, Balman 1 0 2, Underwood 9 1 19, Burch 5 3 15. Totals: 32 19 89.

        TAYLOR (83) — Richmond 7 0 17, Kiser 1 0 2, Fuller 3 0 7, Scott 5 2 12, Kroeger 2 0 4, Thinnes 2 5 9, Metzner 11 1 26, Getz 3 0 6. Totals: 34 8 83.

        Maderia ....... 21  19  29  20—89

        Taylor ....... 18  20  31  14—83

        3-pointers: M—Tudor, Dooley 2, McConnaughey, Burch 2. T—Richmond 3, Fuller, Metzner 3. Records: T 0-6 (0-3 CHL).

MML
        • Middletown Fenwick 59, Talawanda 56 — Middletown Fenwick fought back from a 12-point halftime deficit for the Mid-Miami League victory.

        Fenwick, which remained undefeated, got back in the game by holding Talawanda to three points in the third period.

        Joe Kreke helped Fenwick take control. He scored eight of his 16 points in the fourth period, including a free throw with 15 seconds left to provide the final margin.

        Fenwick's Matt Burns made five straight free throws in the fourth quarter.

        TALAWANDA (56) — McDade 5 2 13; Hamidullan 4 1 9; Jones 4 3 11; Casey 4 3 11; Arlinghaus 2 0 5; Homes 5 0 12; Bennett 3 0 6; Totals 23 9 56.

        MIDDLETOWN FENWICK (59) — Martin 2 1 5; Kreke 5 3 16; Wolf 2 1 6; McCormick 1 0 3; Mulligan 3 0 9; Burns 5 5 16; Studer 1 2 4; Totals 19 11 59.

        Talawanda ....... 20 21  3 12—56

        Mid. Fenwick ....... 12 17  9 19—59

        3-point goals: T—McDade 1, Arlinghaus 1, Holmes 2. MF—Kreke 3, Wolf 1, McCormick 1, Mulligan 3, Burns 1. Records: MF 4-0 (2-0 MML), T 4-1 (1-1).

        • Franklin 79, Edgewood 55 Jason Butcher and Steve Lamb each scored 20 points to lead Franklin to the win in a Mid-Miami League contest.

        EDGEWOOD (55) — Philpot 5, Gibson 13, Perry 4, Shepherd 2, Blizzard 6, Conrad 3, Vennefrom 2, Umbstead 13, Simpkins 7. Totals: 19 12 55.

        FRANKLIN (79) — Henderson 10, Lamb 20, Butcher 20, Cox 9, Taylor 2, Miller 3, Kraus 4, Wells 7, Burnett 2, Ferguson 2. Totals: 25 17 79.

        Edgewood ....... 9   8  14  24—55

        Franklin ....... 14  18  15  32—79

        3-point field goals: E—Gibson 2, Conrad, Simpkins, Philpot. F—Wells, Cox, Lamb, Miller. Records: E 1-3 (0-3 MML) F 4-1 (2-1).

        • Springboro 66, West Carrollton 53 — An 18-10 run in the first quarter, triggered by Damon Francis and Luke Howard, set the stage for the Panthers victory.

        After the Panthers took the lead, West Carrollton never came closer than seven.

        WEST CARROLTON (53) — Cummings 5 3 13, Wester 1 6 8, Sutty 2 0 4, Jandes 3 0 7, Parker 2 1 5, Finster 1 0 2, Frick 5 0 12, Veeson 1 0 2. Totals: 20 10 53.

        SPRINGBORO (66) — Bohinc 3 2 10, Howard 5 0 14, J. Francis 1 0 2; Benseler 0 2 2, Johnson 2 1 5, D. Francis 2 6 10, Westbeld 4 1 9, Ellis 6 0 14. Totals: 23 12 66.

        West Carrollton ....... 10  16  17  10—53

        Springboro ....... 18  17  18  13—66

        3-point field goals: W—Frick 2, Jandes. S— Howard 4, Bohinc 2, Ellis 2. Records: W 3-2 (1-1 MML), S 4-1 (2-1).

FAVC-C
       

        • Loveland 62, Lebanon 52 — Sophomore Kevin Schappell led the Tigers with 22 points and Yusuf Muhammad added 14 points.

        Loveland shot nine-of-13 from the foul line down the stretch.

        Steve Johnson led Lebanon with 13 points.

        LEBANON (52) — Johnson 5 1 13, T.Amburgy 1 2 4, Richardson 2 6 10, J.Amburgy 1 3 6, Langston 0 1 1, McCutchan 1 0 2, Alexander 5 2 12, Merchant 1 1 4. Totals: 16 16-21 52.

        LOVELAND (62) — Manville 1 0 2, Hadnot 1 0 2, Partin 2 0 5, Muhammad 7 0 14, Schappell 7 6 22, Nagel 0 4 4, Conn 4 5 13. Totals: 22 15-21 62.

        Lebanon ....... 12   8  21  11—52 Loveland ....... 20  11  12  19—62

        3-point goals: LEB—Johnson 2, J.Smburgy, Merchant. LOV—Partin, Schappell 2. Records: LEB 1-2 (1-2), LOV 3-1 (3-0).

        • Ross 54, Goshen 39 — Jaime Houpe scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half, including 13 in the third quarter for Ross.

        Brandon Wagner added 14 points for Ross. Roger Drake paced Goshen with 10 points.

        ROSS (54) — Estes 0 2 2, Engelkamp 1 0 2, Hutson 0 2 2, Ehrmon 0 1 1, Sizemore 1 0 2, Brown 2 2 6, Wagner 5 2 14, Houpe 11 0 25. Totals: 20 9 54.

        GOSHEN (39) — Ard 1 2 4, Christman 3 1 7, Settermeyer 1 0 2, Blevins 2 3 8, Gordon 3 0 6, Drake 2 6 10. Totals: 12 12 39.

        Ross ....... 7  16  15  16—54

        Goshen ....... 7  11  11   8—39

        3-point field goals: R—Houpe 3, Wagner 2. G—Blevins. Records: R 3-2 (2-1 FAVC), G 2-2 (0-2).

        • Wilmingtom 66, Norwood 36 — Justin Wilson came off the bench to score nine of his game-high 13 points in the first half to lead Wilmington.

        Wilmington's defense created 22 Norwood turnovers.

        WILMINGTON (66) — Washington 4 1 9, Martin 0 2 2, Hinman 3 0 8, Dell 4 2 12, Hart 2 0 4, Thompson 0 1 1, McCoy 2 0 5, Wilson 6 0 13, Bean 3 0 6, Holley 2 0 4, Nared 1 0 2. Totals: 27 6 66.

        NORWOOD (36) — Fike 3 1 8, Spivey 1 0 2, Runion 3 0 8, McQueen 1 0 2, Morgenroth 1 0 2, Kassem 2 0 4, Pickerell 1 0 2, Odeh 1 0 2, Marksbury 3 0 6. Totals: 16 1 36.

        Wilmington ....... 15  22  16  13—66

        Norwood ....... 8  10   5  13—36

        3-point field goals: W—Hinman 2, Dell 2, McCoy, Wilson. N—Runyon 2, Fike. Records: W 3-2 (2-1 FAVC-C) N 0-5 (0-3).

        • Kings 62, Little Miami 50, at Little Miami — Ron Sweringin tossed in 18 points and the Knights hit 10 of 15 free throws in the fourth period to hold off the Panthers.

        KINGS (62) Paddock 5 1 12, Husband 3 0 6, Woods 3 5 11, Locke 4 0 9, McLeon 0 1 1, Donovan 0 2 2, Swearingin 6 6 18, Dranschak 1 1 3. Totals: 22 16 62.

        LITTLE MIAMI (50) — Cooper 6 10 23, Dane 4 0 9, Johnson 1 0 3, Dufour 5 2 15. Totals: 16 12 50.

        Kings ....... 15  11  10  26—62

        Little Miami ....... 6  11  13  20—50

        3-pointers: K-Paddock, Locke; LM-Cooper, Dane, Dufour 3. Records: Kings 4-1 (3-0 FAVC), LM 2-3 (1-2).

FAVC-B
       

        • Anderson 51, Glen Este 39 — Pete Cory scored nine of his 16 points in the first quarter for the Redskins.

        Kenny Riddell added 14 points for Anderson while Zach Zeigler paced Glen Este with 10 points.

        GLEN ESTE (39) — Tieke 3 0 6, Zeigler 4 1 10, Clyburn 1 0 2, Bryant 3 2 8, Tyminski 1 0 2, Rieck 4 0 9, Rigsby 1 0 2. Totals: 17 2 39.

        ANDERSON (51) — Cory 6 2 16, Riddell 4 5 14, Hart 3 2 8, Collar 1 0 3, Hayden 0 1 1, Norwell 4 0 8, Kosky 0 1 1. Totals: 18 11 51.

        Glen Este ....... 10   8   8  13—39

        Anderson ....... 21  10   4  16—51

        3-pointers: A—Cory 2, Riddell, Collar. G—Zeigler 2, Rieck. Records: A 2-3 (FAVC 1-2), G 1-3 (0-3).

        • Northwest 71, Turpin 53, — Justin Hawkins and Ryan Kelly combined for 21 points in the second half as Northwest overcame a 27-26 halftime deficit to win handily.

        Hawkins, a senior guard, finished with a team-high 17 points. Pat Cary led Turpin with 16 points.

        TURPIN (53) — Horn 0 1 1, Walters 3 2 10, Mack 2 1 5, Keate 1 2 4, Parsanko 1 6 8, Grooms 2 1 5, Binkowksi 2 0 4, Cary 7 2 16. Totals: 18 15 53.

        NORTHWEST (71) — Hawkins 7 0 17, Jones 0 1 1, Wills 3 0 7, Hall 2 2 6, Kelly 3 2 10, Kilgore 1 0 2, Moss 3 1 7, Linville 3 0 6, Jester 4 3 13, Wallace 0 2 2. Totals: 26 11 71.

        Turpin ....... 11  16  14  12—53

        Northwest ....... 11  15  20  25—71

        3-point field goals: T—Walters 2. N—Hawkins 3, Wills, Kelly 2, Jester 2. Records: N 2-2 (2-1 FAVC-B).

MVC
        • CHCA 48, St. Bernard 44 — Jay Morelock and Ryan Betscher each sank crucial free throws during the final two minutes, enabling the Eagles to hold off the Titans.

        Trailing 38-25 entering the fourth quarter, Ryan Schmitt took charge for St. Bernard, scoring 10 points to bring the Titans within three.

        St. Bernard had a chance to tie but a 3-pointer rolled off the rim and the Eagles then went to the free throw line.

        CHCA (48) — Morelock 6 4 18, Betscher 1 3 5, Price 2 1 5, Shaw 1 0 2, Trebes 6 6 18. Totals: 16 14 48.

        ST. BERNARD (44) — Hazelbaker 5 1 11, Hendicks 1 0 3, Schmitt 8 0 22, Hollmann 1 0 2, Wong 2 2 6. Totals: 17 3 44.

        CHCA ....... 12  7  19  10—48

        St. Bernard ....... 11  5   9  19—44

        3-pointers: C—Morelock 2. SB—Hendricks, Schmitt 6. Records: C 5-1 (3-0 MVC), SB 2-3 (1-2).

        • North College Hill 85, New Miami 69 — Jermel Turnage led the Trojans with nine rebounds and 16 points.

        Thomas Roberts led New Miami with 17.

        NEW MIAMI (69) — Roberts 6 5 17, Payne 4 3 11, Price 3 2 8, Bryant 5 0 11, Williams 5 2 12, Tusing 3 3 9, Singleton 0 1 1. Totals: 26 16 69.

        NORTH COLLEGE HILL (85) — Coleman 2 2 6, Victorian 4 2 10, Sonnenberg 3 0 7, Moore 4 2 10, Turner 7 0 15, Kemphaus 3 2 8, Turnage 6 2 16, Allen 1 0 2, Pumphrey 1 0 2, Howard 3 1 7, Jackson 0 2 2. Totals: 34 13 85.

        New Miami ....... 12  17  19  21—69 North College Hill ....... 14  23  22  26—85

        3-point goals: NM—Bryant. NCH—Sonnenberg, Turner, Turnage 2. Records: NM 1-3 (0-2), NCH 2-2 (1-1).

        • Cincinnati Country Day 65, Lockland 35 Junior guard Noah Allen tied a career-high by scoring 31 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to lead the Indians.

        CCD led 33-27 at the half and held the visiting Panthers to just one field goal and eight points in the entire second half.

        LOCKLAND (35) — Munlin 0 4 4, Cromer 6 0 14, Wynn 2 7 11, Daniels 1 0 3, Welshans 1 1 3. Totals: 10 12 35.

        CCD (65) — Fulton 1 1 3, Smith 2 0 4, Allen 12 5 31, McPhie 1 0 2, Mitchell 1 0 2, Floering 2 0 4, Torlone 4 2 10, Seward 2 0 4, Cohen 1 3 5. Totals: 26 11 65.

        Lockland ....... 10  17   2   6—35

        Cincinnati CD ....... 13  20  19  13—65

3-pointers: L—Cromer 2, Daniels. CCD—Allen 2. Records: CCD 3-1 (1-1 MVC).

        • Seven Hills 56, Summit Country Day 49 — Matt Drane led all scorers with 22 points as Seven Hills held on for the win.

        Eric Crew added 14 points for the Stingers. Christopher Sheldon led Summit with 16 points.

        SEVEN HILLS (56) — Drane 9 4 22, Sprafka 2 3 7, Diagne 2 3 7, Crew 3 8 14, Ellison 1 0 2, Lin 2 0 4. Totals: 19 18 56.

        SUMMIT COUNTRY DAY (49) — Roy 5 2 15, Pembauer 1 2 4, Dyer 2 4 10, Trautmann 1 0 2, Sheldon 5 4 16, Roth 1 0 2. Totals: 16 12 49.

        Seven Hills ....... 17  10  12  17—56

        Summit CD ....... 17  11   9  12—49

        3-point field goals: SCD—Roy 3, Sheldon 2. Records: SH 7-0 (5-0 MVC), SCD 1-1 (1-1).

SBC
        • Bethel-Tate 70, Williamsburg 53 — Senior point guard Justin Wallace scored eight points during Bethel-Tate's 12-2 run in the third quarter.

        Senior center C.J. Miller led the Tigers with 15 points.

        WILLIAMSBURG (53) — Acevedo 0 1 1, Belew 4 2 11, Boland 6 2 14, Banium 1 0 2, Wood 5 0 10, Kennedy 1 1 3, Kreimer 6 0 12. Totals: 23 6 53.

        BETHEL-TATE (70) — Wallace 4 3 11, Iori 2 0 4, Hesketh 5 2 12, Stamper 5 2 13, Miller 7 0 15, Todd 2 0 6, Ladd 2 1 5, Rector 1 0 2, Wylie 1 0 2. Totals: 29 8 70.

        Williamsburg ....... 14  13  13  13—53

        Bethel-Tate ....... 14  12  23  21—70

        3-pointers: W—Belew. BT—Todd 2, Stamper, Miller. Records: W 2-2 (0-2 SBC), BT 3-2 (2-1).

        • Clermont North Eastern 68, Western Brown 57 — Jon Nash scored 11 of his career-high 25 points in the fourth quarter, when CNE took control with a 27-16 run.

        The win gives CNE a 5-0 start for only the fourth time in school history.

        WESTERN BROWN (57) — Phillips 2 4 8, Tackett 2 2 6, Patton 9 0 18 Warman 3 1 7, Howard 4 2 10, Fite 4 0 8. Totals: 24 9 57.

        CNE (68) — Lafferty 1 3 6, Shephard 1 2 4, Lloyd 3 7 13, Nash 7 7 25, Allen 4 0 8, Holthaus 1 2 4, Ritter 3 2 8. Totals: 20 23 68.

        Western Brown ....... 13  16  12  16—57

        Clermont NE ....... 15  10  16  27—68

        3-point field goals: C—Lafferty, Nash 4. Records: C 5-0 (2-0 SBC), WB 2-3 (1-1).

        • Hillsboro 57, New Richmond 45 — Senior forward Josh Keets scored seven of his game-high 16 points in the fourth quarter, including 3-of-4 free throws to keep the Indians undefeated in the Southern Buckeye Athletic Conference.

        Jamie Echerivel led the Lions with 14 points.

        NEW RICHMOND (45) — Echerivel 6 2 14, Godsey 3 0 7, Walriven 3 1 8, Bock 3 3 9, Armbruster 0 1 1, Burns 2 0 4, Berry 1 0 2. Totals: 18 7 45.

        HILLSBORO (57) — Marsh 5 0 13, Haithcock 1 1 3, Miles 6 1 15, Keets 6 4 16, Marischen 0 1 1, Jolitz 1 3 5, Harner 2 0 4. Totals: 21 10 57.

        New Richmond ....... 14   9   9  13—45

        Hillsboro ....... 13  13  19  12—57

        3-pointers: N—Godsey, Walriven. H—Marsh 3, Miles 2. Records: H 5-1 (3-0 SBC).

        • Georgetown 72, Batavia 50 — Five players scored in double figures as the G-Men remained undefeated in the Southern Buckeye Conference.

        Jason Knott got Georgetown off to a fast start, scoring eight points in the first quarter. Ben Lahey scored seven points in the second when the G-Men opened up a 40-24 lead.

        BATAVIA (50) — Kelly 2 2 7, Lowe 1 0 2, Wilson 1 2 4, Sunnenberg 2 0 5, Faris 3 0 6, Hennessey 2 3 7, Dunn 3 1 7, Sutton 0 3 3, Gardner 2 0 5, Grooms 2 0 4. Totals: 18 11 50.

        GEORGETOWN (72) — Seesholtz 0 3 3, Grant 2 2 6, Lahey 5 1 11, Waits 5 0 10, Foster 5 0 10, Boyd 4 1 10, Bissantz 0 2 2, Knott 6 6 18, Johnson 1 0 2. Totals: 28 15 72.

        Batavia ....... 14  10   6  20—50

        Georgetown ....... 20  20  17  15—72

        3-pointers: B—Kelly, Sunnenberg, Gardner. G—Boyd. Records: G 5-1 (3-0 SBC-N), B 0-5 (0-3).

GMC
       

        • Milford 45, Fairfield 37 — Milford improved to 5-0 behind four points each from Neil Barraco and Mike Huesman in the fourth quarter.

        Fairfield trailed only 35-33 early in the final period, before the Eagles ended the game on a 10-4 run.

        Barraco finished with a team-high 10 points. Fairfield's Brett Pogozalski led all scorers with 16 points.

        MILFORD (45) — Meranda 3 1 7, Barraco 5 0 10, Tackett 3 0 6, Kaufman 3 1 7, Huesman 1 2 4, Strief 4 1 9, Kinder 0 2 2. Totals: 19 7 45.

        FAIRFIELD (37) — Adames 1 5 7, Sander 1 0 2, Pogozalski 5 4 16, Graman 4 4 12. Totals: 11 13 37.

        Milford ....... 13  11   9  12—45

        Fairfield ....... 10   7  13   7—37

        3-point field goals: F—Pogozalski 2. Records: M 5-0 (3-0 GMC), F 2-2 (1-2).

        • Sycamore 57, Colerain 49 — Senior guard Brian Water scored eight of his 13 points in the second half to help the Aviators hold off the Cardinals.

        Senior guard Shane Holbein hit two of his three 3-pointers and eight of his team-high 14 points in the first half for Sycamore.

        Colerain junior guard Mike Ferris led all scorers with 17 points, including 7-of-8 free throws.

        SYCAMORE (57) — Wells 2 1 5, Hull 1 1 3, Smith 2 9 13, Water 6 3 13, Holbein 7 3 14, Baker 1 5 7, Trenz 0 2 2. Totals: 20 23 57.

        COLERAIN (49) — Wright 1 1 3, Davis 5 1 9, Monaghan 4 3 10, Ferris 5 7 17, McMullen 5 0 10. Totals: 20 12 49.

        Sycamore ....... 19  13  13  12—57

        Colerain ....... 14  12  14   9—49

        3-pointers: S—Holbein 3, Water 2, Hull. C—Davis 2, Monaghan 1 Records: C 0-4 (0-3 GMC).

        • Princeton 73, Middletown 57 — Eric Daniels and Larry Brown each scored 10 points in the second half as the Vikings broke open a close game.

        A key in the second half was Princeton switching from a man-to-man defense to a 2-3 zone that the Middies couldn't crack.

        MIDDLETOWN (57) — Vaughn 4 0 9, Thompson 5 0 13, Gates 2 0 4, Helvey 2 2 6, Moss 2 0 4, Adams 6 2 17, Riddle 1 0 2, Johnson 1 0 2. Totals: 16 4 57.

        PRINCETON (73) — Jones 4 0 10, Daniels 8 0 16, Sykes 1 0 3, Rick 0 1 1, McGiath 1 2 4, C. Mullins 1 0 2, L. Brown 8 1 17, J. Mullins 1 0 2, G. Brown 2 1 6, Mayweather 1 0 3, Southall 4 1 9. Totals: 31 7 73.

        Middletown ....... 19  11  13  14—57

        Princeton ....... 19  14  22  18—73

        3-pointers: M—Vaughn, Thompson 3, Adams 3. P—Jones 2, Sykes, G. Brown. Records: P 4-0 (4-0 GMC), M 1-3.

        • Lima Senior 81, Hamilton 60, — Tavares Clay scored 18 points to lead Lima Senior to the GMC victory.

        HAMILTON (60) — Andrews 2 0 5, King 3 0 6, Wilkinson 2 0 4, Rusbosin 2 3 7, Huff 1 4 6, Sturgill 5 2 12, Washington 3 0 6, Rollison 3 2 8, Reese 1 1 4, Ballinger 1 1 3. Totals: 22 14 60.

        LIMA SENIOR (81) — Clay 8 0 18, Luster 3 0 7, Amerson 6 0 12, Lyles 2 2 8, Miles 1 5 7, Adnrews 1 3 5, James 1 0 2, Ingram 5 0 10, Moore 2 0 4, Walton 1 0 2, Cunningham 3 0 6. Totals: 33 10 81.

        Hamilton ....... 12   9  14  25—60

        Lima Senior ....... 15  28  20  18—81

        3-point field goals: H—Andrews, Reese. LS— Clay 2, Luster, Lyles 2.

GCL
        • McNicholas 43, Badin 31 — Bobby Chrin scored eight points in the fourth quarter, rallying the Rockets past the Rams in a turnover-plagued game.

        Leading by one point entering the final quarter, the Rockets took command with Pat Sheehy sinking three free throws late in the game.

        McNicholas was guilty of 17 turnovers while Badin had 24.

        McNICHOLAS (43) — Hensley 2 2 6, Schneider 2 1 6, Sheehy 0 3 3, Poplar 0 2 2, Lawhon 2 0 4, Perry 1 1 3, Brothers 3 2 8, Chrin 4 1 11. Totals: 14 12 43.

        BADIN (31) — Blackmon 1 0 2, Hinkle 4 2 10, Noonan 2 0 4, Niehaus 2 0 4, Bosken 3 3 9, Breetz 1 0 2. Totals: 13 5 31.

        McNicholas ....... 10   9   7  17—43

        Badin ....... 9   6  10   6—31

        3-pointers: M—Schneider, Chrin 2. Records: B 1-6, 0-3 GCLN.

        • Elder 65, Moeller 56 — Elder made 12-of-19 free throws in the fourth quarter to put Moeller away.

        Mike Kelsey led the Panthers with 21 points.

        Matt Sylvester led all scorers with 23 points for Moeller.

        ELDER (65) — Kelsey 5 7 21, Benken 5 3 13, Schenke 2 1 5, Bazeley 1 1 3, Rowland 2 5 9, Renzenbrink 2 1 6, Wainscott 3 2 8. Totals: 20 20 65.

        MOELLER (56) — Tabler 5 1 11, Luther 4 3 11, Hamby 4 0 8, Sylvester 9 4 23, Wood 1 0 3. Totals: 23 8 56.

        Elder ....... 12  13  17  23—65

        Moeller ....... 10  10  14  22—56

        Three-point field goals: E—Kelsey 4, Renzenbrink. M—Sylvester, Wood. Records: E 4-0 (3-0 GCLS) M 1-4 (0-2).

        • Purcell Marian 87, Roger Bacon 51, — Brandon Salamone and Keith Jackson combined to score 25 second-half points for the Cavaliers.

        Jaime Cooper added 16 points for Purcell Marian.

        PURCELL MARIAN (87) — Salamone 5 4 18, Sanders 0 3 3, Fullman 3 0 6, J. Cooper 6 3 16, Richardson 2 1 5, Fulks 3 4 11, K. Cooper 2 0 4, Jackson 9 4 22, Reid 1 0 2. Totals: 31 19 87.

        ROGER BACON (51) — Hausfeld 1 3 5, McCoy 0 1 1, Bock 1 3 6, N. Wyrick 0 2 2, Holt 3 0 7, Land 4 0 8, Huerkamp 3 0 6, Meridy 2 3 7, B. Wyrick 1 0 3, McManus 3 0 6. Totals: 18 12 51.

        Purcell Marian ....... 18  17  31  21—87

        Roger Bacon ....... 8  12  18  13—51

        3-pointers: P—Salamone 4, J. Cooper, Fulks. R—Bock, Holt, B. Wyrick. Records: P 3-0 (GCL 2-0), R 1-4 (1-2).

        • St. Xavier 54, La Salle 40 — St. Xavier made 11-of- 16 free throws in the fourth quarter, as they broke open a close game. Andy Larkin led the Bombers with 13 points.

        Tony Hornbach scored a game-high 16 points for the Lancers.

        LA SALLE (40) — Hornbach 6 2 16, Eckes 1 0 2, Bucheit 5 0 12, Djenge 1 1 3, Kruthaupt 3 0 7. Totals: 16 3 40.

        ST. XAVIER (54) — Callahan 1 3 6, Cornette 2 0 5, Cronin 3 3 9, Larsen 3 3 9, Larkin 6 1 13, Sollmann 2 7 12. Totals: 17 17 54.

        La Salle ....... 15  11   8   6—40

        St. Xavier ....... 13  12  10  19—54

        3-point field goals: L—Hornbach 2, Bucheit 2, Kruthaupt. SX—Callahan, Cornette, Sollmann. Records: SX 5-0 (2-0 GCLS).

QCC
       

        • Mount Healthy 61, Aiken 59 — Mount Healthy held off a late Aiken comeback by making 10 of 15 free throws in the fourth quarter, including six by Deion Short.

        B.J. Flowers sank one-of-two free throws with 22 seconds to play to seal the win.

        Imani Berry led all scorers with 19 points for Aiken.

        AIKEN (59) — Wilson 3 0 8, Evans 2 3 7, Robinson 1 0 3, Davis 2 0 4, Dickinson 4 1 9, Shelton 3 0 6, Berry 6 5 19, Stewart 0 3 3. Totals: 21 12 59.

        MT. HEALTHY (61) — Flowers 0 5 5, Fields 2 0 4, Richardson 3 2 8, Gaines 5 0 12, Brown 3 2 8, Williams 3 0 6, Short 4 6 15, Battle 1 0 2, Anderson 0 1 1. Totals: 21 16 61.

        Aiken ....... 10  12  17  20—59

        Mt. Healthy ....... 5  21  13  22—61

        3-pointers: M—Gaines 2, Short. A—Wilson 2, Robinson, Berry 2. Records: M 2-3 (QCC 2-0).

        • Walnut Hills 66, Taft 52 — The Eagles scored 13 unanswered point in fourth quarter en route to the victory.

        Josh Hardin, Eric Robinson and George Blair led the attack, combining for 15 points. The Eagles also converted 11-of-14 free throws down the stretch.

        TAFT (52) — Turner 3 0 7, N. Williams 8 2 20, McPherson 3 1 8, Cole 4 1 9, Ray. Mack 3 0 6, Ras. Mack 1 0 2. Totals: 22 4 52.

        WALNUT HILLS (66) — Montgomery 3 0 6, James 2 1 5, Hardin 5 5 15, Wilson 3 0 7, Bonner 0 3 3, Robinson 4 6 14, Blair 6 4 16. Totals: 23 19 66.

        Taft ....... 15  16  14   7—52

        Walnut Hills ....... 14  17  18  17—66

        3-point field goals: T—N. Williams 2, Turner, McPherson. W—Wilson. Records: T 0-4 (0-2 QCC), W 1-3 (1-2).

        • Withrow 72, Woodward 63 — Williams Jeffries, Chris Washington and Lenny Love all scored in double figures for the Tigers.

        WOODWARD (63) — Boyce 6 2 14, Grace 1 0 2, Hendrix 4 4 15, Richardson 3 0 6, Makonon 2 0 4, Bess 2 0 4, Armstrong 1 0 2, Turnbo 6 0 12, Woods 2 0 4. Totals: 27 6 63.

        WITHROW (72) — Love 4 8 18, Johnson 1 2 4, Washington 5 5 17, Jeffries 9 4 22, Darden 1 0 2, Garth 2 5 9. Totals: 22 24 72.

        Woodward ....... 12  21  13  12—63

        Withrow ....... 22  15  19  16—72

        3-pointers: WOOD—Hendrix 3. WIT—Love 2, Washington 2. Records: WIT 5-0, WOOD 1-4 (QCC 1-2).

        • Western Hills 91, Hughes 58 — Western Hills hit four 3-pointers in the first quarter. Daryl Peterson hit two of the 3s on his way to eight first-quarter points.

        Peterson led all scorers with 21 points.

        Ladetres Stallworth led the Big Red with 11 points.

        WESTERN HILLS (91) — Andrews 4 4 13, Banks 6 0 15, Peterson 7 4 21, Horace 6 0 12, Starks 3 0 6, Hadnot 2 0 5, Mills 1 0 2, Hix 1 0 2, Smith 4 3 11, Piening 1 0 3, Taylor 0 1 1. Totals: 35 12 91.

        HUGHES (58) — Foster 0 1 1, Tye 1 0 2, Eubanks 0 2 2, Smiley 1 0 2, Salaam 3 0 8, James 1 0 2, Stallworth 4 3 11, McCants 3 2 8, Solomon 1 1 3, Grimes 3 2 9, Frazier 4 2 10. Totals: 21 13 58.

        Western Hills ....... 24  21  14  32—91

        Hughes ....... 15  14  12  15—58

        3-pointers: WH—Banks, Peterson 3, Andrews, Hadnot, Piening. H—Salaam 2, Grimes. Records: 5-0 (3-0 QCC), H 2-3 (2-1).

Non-league
        • Covington Latin 55, Center Christian Academy 42 — John Reis and Andrew Stephens each scored nine points in the second half, enabling the Trojans to break open the game.

        COVINGTON LATIN (55) — O'Connell 4 2 10, Stephens 2 5 11, Reis 6 2 14, Soderlund 3 0 7, Daoud 2 1 5, Varland 3 2 8. Totals: 20 12 55 .

        CENTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (42) — Recker 5 3 14, Pettit 4 1 9, Weber 1 0 2, Rathering 4 0 8, Evanshine 4 0 9. Totals: 18 4 42.

        Covington Latin ....... 14  12  15  14—55

        Center Christian ....... 9  15  10   8—42

        3-pointers: CL—Stephens 2, Soderland. CC—Recker, Evanshine. Records: CL 2-2, CC 0-4.

       



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