After two weeks of Clermont County varsity boys basketball confrontations, Milford emerges as the last unbeaten contingent in the county and holds the lead in its conference as does Clermont Northeastern in its respective conference.
Milford remains unbeaten both overall and in the Greater Miami Conference. The Eagles’ most recent victim was Oak Hills by a 41-38 count. Following an 11-all first quarter, the visiting Highlanders grabbed a 22-15 advantage going into the locker room. The Red and White narrowed the deficit to 28-27 heading into the final eight minutes before dominating the final period. Milford scoring leaders: Brandon Baker 17 and Andrew Burton 12.
Bethel-Tate has been displaying noticeable improvement and one of the most recent entries of proof was a heartbreaking 64-63 loss to Western Brown in Mount Orab. The Broncos were on top after the opening stanza of this Southern Buckeye Conference American Division (SBC-A) battle 24-17, but a balanced Tiger offensive attack put the visitors up at halftime 26-35. The home boys went back up 53-45 after three quarters of action. Bethel scoring leaders: Justin Marshall 21, Cory Roberts 12, Michael Hill 11, and Louie Schaljo 11.
Clermont Northeastern won an important SBC-A game at New Richmond 61-45. The Blue and Gold were in the forefront at each intermission 17-11, 32-24, and 51-28. Clermont Northeastern scoring leaders: Zach Slusher 25 and Jay Terry 10. New Richmond scoring leader: Nolan Darland 14, Kenny Roberts made a trio of threes.
The Rockets also overcame Western Brown. The Broncos were corralled 61-50 in the SBC-A game played in Owensville. The Brown and Gold were ahead 15-12 and 26-24 after the first two intermissions. The Blue and Gold pulled ahead 42-34 after three quarters of action. CNE scoring leaders: Terry 32 (four three-pointers) and Tyler Sanders 14.
Felicity won its first game of the campaign by beating Blanchester 67-55 in an SBC-National Division game played on the victors' hardwood. Paced by a balanced scoring attack, the Red and White held sway all the way 23-10, 30-27, and 45-36. Felicity scoring leaders: James Foster 13, Alex Jarman 12, Jordan Peron 11, and Tyler Utter 10.
Goshen was down 10-2 in the opening minutes of a game in which both teams fought extremely hard, but the visiting Warriors won out 61-50 at Bethel-Tate in the battle between the county's two Red and Gray teams. The host Tigers were up after the first two stanzas of the SBC-A game 15-6 and 32-29. Goshen scoring leaders: Josh Greer 20 (three three-pointers) and Chris Petry 15. Bethel-Tate scoring leaders: Austin Newman 16 (five treys), Marshall 13, and Justin Price 10.
Williamsburg took East Clinton to the limit, but fell short 56-52. The contest took place in Clinton County. The Astros held slight advantages at the rests 18-13, 23-20, and 43-41. Williamsburg scoring leaders: Jacob Morgan 24 and Justin Hines 11.
The 'Cats gave preseason SBC-N fave Georgetown all it could take before falling in Brown County 64-51. After each period, the G-Men led 23-17, 39-32, and 51-39. Williamsburg scoring leaders: Hines 22 and Josh Ross 11 (three-treys).
Glen Este was mastered by Mariemont 55-42. The host Warriors were in control throughout the contest 13-7, 35-21, and 46-30. Glen Este scoring leader: Steven Wilson 10.
Loveland also took the Trojans' measure 61-38. In this Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division game, the visiting Tigers were in control at each rest 19-11, 29-18, and 43-28. Glen Este scoring leader: Cameron Schwalbach nine points.
Turpin tumbled the Trojans 61-52. The visiting Purple and White was down 17-13 after the first quarter, but stormed back to lead 38-31 at halftime. Glen Este scoring leaders: Joe Mack 13 (three three-pointers), Matt Winegardner 10 and Schwalbach 10.
Amelia was crowned by Kings 59-43 in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division fray that took place at the barony. Following an eight-all first quarter, the Knights went ahead at the other stops 29-22 and 42-27. Amelia scoring leader: Courtney Rodgers 22.
Returning to do battle with a former Clermont County League foe, Amelia got by Clermont Northeastern 55-48 in Owensville. The Barons held the lead at each intermission 11-9, 27-16, and 41-35. Amelia scoring leader: Rodgers 20. Clermont Northeastern scoring leaders: Terry 20 and Slusher 13.
Batavia was waylaid at Georgetown 77-51 in a SBC-N tilt. The G-Men owned the lead at each break 24-17, 40-32, and 59-44. Batavia scoring leader: Jason Strine 12.
Blanchester held off a rallying Batavia team to win out 54-50 at the Clermont County seat. The visiting Wildcats were up 15-10, 26-16, and 35-31 at the breaks. Batavia scoring leader: Andrew Avery 11.