Batavia boys on two-game winning streak

January 14th, 2010    Author: Richard Crawford    Filed Under: Sports

Despite a wicked weather-shortened schedule, some high school varsity boys basketball games have been played in Clermont County.

Batavia, Glen Este, Goshen, and New Richmond have stepped forward with victories.

Batavia won an inter-county game between next-door neighbors as the Bulldogs took Amelia 64-56. In this non-league game, Amelia grabbed an 11-8 first quarter lead, but the visitors took over after the other halts 26-22 and 42-31.

Leading the winning offense was senior forward Caleb Santel with 22 points, junior center Luke Bradburn with 14 and senior guard Matt Cook with 10. Santel blocked a large number of enemy field goal attempts. The Barons' leaders were junior forward Kevin Morse with 14 points, senior guard Austin Hounshell 13, and junior forward Tanner Owens 11. Senior guard Vernon Harris had 12 rebounds and Owens eight, and senior guard Mike Stapleton had four assists.

East Clinton also succumbed to Batavia 39-34. In this Southern Buckeye Conference National Division game, the Clermont countians never trailed with quarter advantages of 11-0, 16-7, and 32-23.

Santel powered the victorious 'Dogs' offense with 18 points.

Glen Este dominated Anderson 72-53. The host Trojans spotted Anderson a 15-13 first period lead, but the Clermont countains were in the forefront the rest of the way 33-36 and 57-43.

Spearheading the Purple and White's offense was junior guard Shane Seckman with 22 points and junior forward Mike Bouley contributing 15.

This was a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division duel.

Goshen returned from Warren County with a 61-56 triumph over Little Miami. The Panthers were on top after the first three stanzas 25-15, 35-27, and 49-46, but they could not stop a determined Warrior rally.

Four of the Red and Gray netted twin figure scoring - senior guard Nate Godby 20, senior guard Derek Bunnell 13, junior guard Nick Wake 11, and senior forward Thomas Gibson 10.

This was a non-league encounter between next-door neighbors.

New Richmond had to overcome numerous deficits to down Clermont Northeastern 48-45 in Owensville.The Rockets led 15-11 after the first period, it was tied at 30 at halftime, and CNE led again after three quarters 41-36.

Senior center Dylan Phillips' 13 points powered the winning offense and senior center Seth Varner's 10 points paced the losing offense

Milford got lost in Winton Woods 76-57. The host Warriors held sway all the way 23-16, 46-23, and 67-40.

Senior guard Westley Minton's 13 points led the Eagles in this Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division contest.

Amelia was set back by Walnut Hills 66-50 in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division. The visiting Eagles were on top at each stop 19-7, 37-15, and 50-31.

The scoring leaders for the Blue and White were Hounshell with 21 points and Harris with 14.

Felicity's cagers competed in Ripley's Holiday Tournament.

The Cardinals lost the opener to the host Blue Jays 68-57. The Red and White led 19-16 after the first eight minutes, but was in arrears at the other breaks 36-26 and 47-40.

Senior forward Chris Shouse made 22 points and junior forward Matt O'Brien 18 for the Cards.

In the consolation clash, the Cardinals lost to St. Patrick High School of Maysville, Ky., 71-64. The Kentuckians were up at each rest 24-12, 39-34, and 54-46. O'Brien poured in 23 points, Shouse 18, and senior forward Tyler Carter 15 for the Ohioans.

Shouse's two-game performance earned him a berth on the all-tournament team.
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