Bethel-Tate has earned the most victories in the latest Clermont County high school varsity boys basketball action. Clermont Northeastern, Glen Este, Milford, and Williamsburg have also gone flawless in recent frays.
The Tigers won their second game of he Mariemont Tournament by bombarding Bellevue (Ky.) 65-40. The Clermont countians were in control throughout 10-8, 32-14, and 53-24. Senior guard Garrett Lang and senior forward Tyler Bullock both netted 14 points and junior guard Matt Small contributed 10.
The Red and Gray next did away with arch-rival Felicity 54-51 on the Tigers’ court. Bethel-Tate was on top at every stop 15-11, 27-25, and 40-39. Small paced the victors with 18 points, Lang had 13, and Bullock 10. Senior center Kyle Helton headed the vanquished with 15 points in this non-division game of the Southern Buckeye Conference.
Blanchester was beaten 71-64 on their floor 71-64 in another Southern Buckeye non-division duel. The visitors got way behind early 21-14 and 42-23 before a 30-point third quarter scoring barrage put the Red and Gray up 53-52 going into the final eight minutes of play. Bullock scorched the nets for 33 points, and Atkins and Lang equally shared 22 points.
The Rockets doubled up on Batavia 60-30 in a non-division tilt of the Southern Buckeye Conference. The home boys were ahead at each break 8-2, 28-10, and 43-16. Senior guard Hunter Voshell led the CNE offense with 14 points and senior center Luke Bradburn’s nine led the Bulldogs.
The Trojans streaked by Loveland in a show of low scoring and very stingy defense, 50-27, in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference East Division. The Tigers led only after the first period 10-7 before the Purple and White pulled away 18-16 and 32-22 at the next stops. Senior forward Mike Bouley’s 19 points was the most netted by a Trojan.
The Eagles won an East Division contest of the Fort Ancient Valley 71-53. The hosts held sway all the way 24-10, 36-26, and 53-38 on the winners’ Athletic Hall of Fame Recognition Night. Senior guard Callan Hughes gunned in 17 points (including four three-pointers) and senior guard Baker and senior forward Nick Hittner contributed 14 apiece.
The Wildcats returned from Adams County with a 59-45 verdict over the North Adams Green Devils. The Wildcats were in the lead at each intermission 17-8, 32-24, and 47-34. Senior guard-forward Elliot Young made 19 points and senior forward Matt Richardson 15 for the Blue and White.
The Barons were nipped at Georgetown 53-52 on a last second shot in this Southern Buckeye non-division fray. The Barons led 11-8 after the first stanza and the G-Men tied the score at 22 before taking the lead after the third frame 42-35. Freshman guard Trevor Simon headed the visitors’ by scoring a varsity career-high 16 points (including (four three-pointers) and senior guard Zac Hultz and senior forward Tanner Owens tallied 10 each.
The Lions are seeing a gradual return to their full squad, but still underwent a 60-33 setback to the visiting McNicholas Rockets in a non-conference clash. Senior forward-center Steven Binder’s eight points was the most made by one of the Red and Black.
Milford Christian Academy
The Bulldogs were defeated by the School of Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati 61-39. The Blue and Silver trailed at each break 8-5, 25-21, and 45-34. Beighle made 11 points and Ellington 10 for the Clermont countians.