Bethel-Tate, Goshen, Milford, and Williamsburg were the victors among Clermont County’s high school varsity boys basketball squads in the most recent action that is experiencing a very abbreviated schedule of confrontations due to the holiday season.
Bethel-Tate returned from Highland County with a 67-52 overtime victory over Lynchburg-Clay.
The Clermont countians led 16-11, 34-20, and 42-33 after the first three halts and the scored was tied at 52 at the end of regulation time. The Red and Gray shutout the Mustangs 15-0 in the overtime period of this non-league battle.
Goshen had to delve into overtime to finally beat Clermont Northeastern 49-48 in Owensville. The Warriors led 16-9 and 21-19 after the first two stops and CNE took over 33-31 after three quarters, The score was 40-both to send the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division duel into overtime.
Senior guard Derek Bunnell and senior forward Thomas Gibson sank 19 and 10 points, respectively, for the victorios Warriors and senior center Seth Varner led all scorers with his 20 points for the vanquished Rockets.
Milford dispensed of Glen Este 76-60 on the Trojans' hardwood in a game of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. The Eagles were on top 18-17 after the first frame and GE led 32-30 at the half before their guests took a 47-46 advantage going into the final stanza.
Junior guard Zach Baker made 23 points and sophomore forward Robert Overback 21 for the winners and senior forward Curt Wesp made 22 and junior guard Corey Goedde 17 for the losers.
Williamsburg easily battered Batavia 55-31 in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division. The Wildcats held sway all the way 18-10, 32-18, and 43-29. Junior guard Elliott Young's 21 points and junior guard Kevin Keeton's 10 topped the scoring for the Blue and White. Senior forward Caleb Santel made 18 to lead the Green and White.
New Richmond was downed by visiting Turpin 66--51. At the end of each stanza the Spartans led with tallies of 16-12, 38-26, and 51-42. A trio of Lions shared the Red and Black's scoring leadership. Junior forward Steven Binder, junior forward Shane Campbell, and senior guard Will Shoemaker each dropped in 10 points in this non-league battle.
Amelia was annihilated by Wilmington's Hurricanes 87-50 in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division game played at the barony.
The visitors were ahead all the way 30-12, 55-24, and 71-37. Senior guard Austin Hounshell's 12 points powered the Blue and White's scoring.