Amelia and Mason are tied for first place in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye (FAVC-B) Division with 6-1 records, Goshen is advancing in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division, and Milford, Clermont Northeastern, and New Richmond went unbeaten in a week full of Clermont County varsity boys basketball competition.
Amelia defeated Glen Este 60-53 in a battle between teams tied for the lead in the FAVC-B. This marked the first time these two had met when tied for first place since February 1967 when they were deadlocked at the top of the Clermont County League; GE won that game 47-44 at the barony. Senior Troy Davis and junior Chuck Seebohm scored double digits for GE and seniors Wesley Channell and Terry Hamm and juniors Alan Kirk and Bob Kranz did likewise for the Barons. Last Tuesday, the visiting Barons were up 11-9 after the first quarter, but the Trojans gained a 24-20 halftime advantage. Amelia regained the edge at 40-36 after three periods and continued to pull away. Nick Davis led all scorers with 21 points and his Amelia teammates Justin Sprague and Clay Taylor netted 10 points apiece. Steven Wilson headed GE with 15 points, David Walker made 12, Matt Winegardner 11, and Kyle McCalla 10. The series is now tied at 34 wins apiece. Walnut Hills was the next victim for the Blue and White being whipped 55-32 at the barony. Amelia outscored the Eagles 41-13 in the second half after being behind 13-7 and 19-14 after the first two stops. Keenan Huff tallied 13 points to pace the winners.
Milford tacked on two more triumphs. The Eagles sent guest Middletown packing with a 61-53 defeat. The Red and White rallied from quarter deficits of 15-6 and 31-25 before taking over 41-40 after three quarters. Steven Williams tallied 18 points, Brandon Baker 14, and Ben Elsen 12 for the Red and White. It was a good weekend at home as the Eagles sent Indian Hill home humbled having a 56-51 drubbing. A.J. Salerno made 20 points and Elsen 12 for Milford which led 18-17 after one quarter, trailed 28-24 at the half, and regained the lead 37-35 after three quarters of action.
Goshen nipped Felicity 64-62, in overtime, on the Cardinals