Bethel-Tate, Goshen, and Milford have been the major winners of late in Clermont County high school boys varsity basketball.
Clermont Northeastern continues to extend its winning streak.
The Tigers returned from Clinton County after bombing Blanchester’s Wildcats 87-65. The Red and Gray led all the way 28-15, 51-31, and 65-53.
Williamsburg also took it on the chin at the Tigers' annual Sports Hall of Fame Recognition Night. The Tigers won out 73-46 holding quarter leads of 27-13, 43-26, and 59-35.
Schaljo scorched the nets for an impressive total of 30 points, and Bullock made 24 more. Junior forward Matt Richardson sank 15 points and junior guard Elliott Young 11 for the Wildcats.
Both games were non-division tilts of the Southern Buckeye Conference.
The Warriors doubled up on East Clinton's Astros 66-33 before a happy home crowd. The Red and Gray held sway all the way 13-7, 32-15, and 50-21.
Thomas Gibson, senior forward, and Derek Bunnell, senior guard, both made 11 points and Derek Koch, junior guard, added 10.
Batavia was more than doubled in a 67-30 setback. The visitors were on top after each stanza 14-10, 23-15, and 49-23.
Bunnell and Gibson led the victors' offense with 17 and 11 points, respectively. Senior forward Caleb Santel's seven points led the Bulldogs.
Gibson has been on a streak of double doubles during the past couple of weeks averaging more than 10 points and 10 rebounds per game.
Both games were Southern Buckeye Conference non-division.
The Eagles tromped Talawanda's Braves 73-58 leading their guests after each break 17-15, 31-28, and 46-37.
Senior guard Wes Minton sank 16 points and junior guard Zach Baker 10 for the Red and White.
Harrison's Wildcats were also hammered 54-25. The Clermont countians were in the forefront throughout 14-8, 31-16, and 37-21.
The home squad was led in scoring by Minton and sophomore forward Robert Overback who both dropped in 12 points.
Each game was of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division variety.
The Rockets won a low scoring affair over East Clinton 46-28. The Blue and Gold was in command at each intermission 14-2, 26-16, and 40-22.
Josh Hogue, junior forward, and Seth Varner, senior center, powered the Northeastern attack with 17 and 10 points, respectively, in this Southern Buckeye Conference non-division rout.
The Barons received a forfeit from Clark Montessori which accounts for their first victory of the campaign. The host squad played an ineligible player against the Clermont countians.
In the game statistics, senior guard Vernon Harris made 19 points, and junior forward Kevin Morse and junior forward Tanner Owens both tallied 11 points.
Kings won a Fort Ancient Valley Cardinal Division fray over the Blue and White 75-45. The visiting Knights were in front at each stop 20-9, 34-20, and 55-32.
Harris' 17 points paced the Amelia offense.
The Trojans won a non-league game over Lakota East 68-62. Trailing 22-16 after the first period, GE came back to lead 31-29 at the half and were down again 47-46 going into the final frame.
A quad of the winning Purple squad performed double digit scoring - junior guard Shane Seckman had 22, junior guard Corey Goedde 19, senior forward Curt Wesp 12, and junior forward Mike Bouley 11.
Loveland returned home with a 64-59 triumph over the Trojans. The Tigers pulled away with quarter scores of 16-14, 32-31, and 50-35 in this Buckeye Division game of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference.
Once again, the Purple and White featured balanced scoring - Goedde connected for 14 points, Wesp 11, Seckman 10, and junior guard Matt Grau 10.
The Cardinals were defeated by Western Brown 64-44 in a Southern Buckeye Conference non-division game played in Clermont southeastern. The Cardinals stunned the Broncos leading 18-7 after the first stanza, but the Broncos bounced back to lead 31-24 and 55-36 after the next rests.
Senior forward Chris Shouse powered the Felicity attack with 16 points, junior forward Kyle Helton made 12, and junior forward Matt O'Brien 10.
The Bulldogs were massacred by Madeira's Mustangs 78-26 at home. The visitors led all the way in this non-league tilt 17-2, 39-14, and 59-21.
Santel's eight points led the Green and White's scoring.
The Lions lost at home to Georgetown 58-45. The G-Men were in front throughout 20-6, 28-16, and 52-28.
Will Shoemaker, senior guard, made nine points to lead the Red and Black's output.
Blanchester nipped New Richmond 52-51 on the Clinton countians' hardwood. The Wildcats led 21-10 and 28-23 before the Lions roared back to take a 41-37 third quarter advantage.
Senior guard Dylan Phillips' 16 points powered the Red and Black.
Both battles were non-division of the Southern Buckeye Conference.
The Wildcats lost to Cincinnati Country Day 65-40 at home in non-league action. The Indians were ahead after each stanza 13-10, 38-25, and 58-34.
Freshman guard Kendal Young's 12 points paced 'Burg's production.
Western Brown eked out a 57-56 Southern Buckeye Conference non-division win over the Blue and White. At Williamsburg's annual Sports Hall of Fame Recognition Night, the 'Cats kept their guests in doubt throughout. 'Burg led 16-13 after the opening quarter and their guests led 30-27 and 48-41 after the next two halts.
Kendal Young poured in 23 points and his brother, Elliott, a junior guard, contributed 13 points.