Clinton Massie 50, Chillicothe 36
Clinton-Massie used its size to secure an SCOL win, beating the Lady Cavaliers in Chillicothe 50-36, Wednesday.
In first quarter action, Chillicothe's defense kept the Lady Falcons at bay, trailing Massie 10-5. Later, Chillicothe behind, 16-13, had a chance to cut the deficit even further but missed the front end of a one and one.
Lady Falcon 6’1” Sydney Brackemyre, who will play college ball at Louisville next year, stepped up to score the final five points of the half, as Clinton-Massie went to the locker room leading 40-25.
Chillicothe Coach Pat Beard said he was proud of the Lady Cavaliers’ first half performance, but, in the locker room, he told them the first three minutes of the second half would be critical.
His half-time prediction would become a reality.
“First three minutes, I think (Clinton-Massie) got 6 or 7 offensive rebounds, so the lead went from 9 to 16 very quick,” said Beard, “and when you’re playing a good team like Clinton-Massie, you can’t make those types of mistakes and expect to be in the basketball game in the end.”
Clinton-Massie, dominating the boards with multiple post players ranging from 5’9” to 6’1” in height, pulled away 40-25 at end of three quarters and never looked back en route to the 50-36 final.
Unofficially, Clinton-Massie shot 22/60 (37%) from the field compared to Chillicothe's 14/39 (36%). The Lady Cavs were 8/18 from three-point range but failed to convert on any of their free throws.
Brackemyre led all scorers with 14 points, while her teammate, Britni Holman added 12.
Shay Lett and Bri Dawes, of Chillicothe, each had 8 points on the night.
Despite the loss, Coach Beard saw good things from his athletes: “I saw fight in our girls, and when I took girls out of the game to get a breather, they didn’t want to come out; that’s a good sign as a basketball coach.”
Chillicothe (4-1) is back in action on Saturday as the team travels to Athens with a Junior Varsity start of 1pm. THe Varsity game is 2:30pm.
Clinton Massie will host Washington Saturday afternoon with a JV start at 12pm.
Chillicothe won the Junior Varsity game 36-32.
Miami Trace 62, Hillsboro 45
Josie Cobb poured in a career high 28 points as Miami Trace defeated Hillsboro 62-45 in SCOL girls basketball action Wednesday night.
Cobb had two major scoring runs that helped the Panthers (5-1/2-1 SCOL) pull out the win. With Miami Trace up 21-17 with 4 minutes left in the 2nd period, Cobb hit three straight 3 pointers & added a lay up. After Ashley Henry hit a three, Cobb finish off the 17-2 run with yet another three pointer to give Lady Panthers a 38-19 halftime lead.
Trace went up 41-21 early in the 3rd quarter when the Lady Indians who had 16 turnovers in the first half that gave up 24 points to the Panthers slowly cut the lead down with only 5 turnovers in the quarter trailing 44-33 going into the final stanza.
Hillsboro cut the lead down to 45-40 midway in the 4th period when Cobb again took over the game by scoring 8 straight points & assisting on another bucket giving Trace a 55-40 lead.
Besides Cobb 28 points (19 in the first half) & four 3s, Ashley Henry had 9 points on three 3 point shots, Brooklyn Baldwin & Arianna Mabra had 8 points each for Lady Panthers who shot 37% from the field including 7 of 13 on three point shots.
Hillsboro (1-5/0-2 SCOL) was led by Kaylynn Bell with 13 points & Madison Snyder added 12 points. Lady Indians shot 41% from the field but turn the ball over 29 times in the contest.
Miami Trace will host East Clinton Saturday with the reserve game starting at 6pm while Hillsboro will play host to Greenfield McClain also on Saturday. The reserve game will be at 6pm. The varsity contest will be broadcast on Buckeye Country & I Heart Radio starting about 7:15pm.
The Clinton Massie bowling teams spilt Wednesday afternoon against Springboro.
Washington 49, East Clinton 21
Washington Lady Lions snapped a two game losing streak Wednesday with a 49-22 win over East Clinton.
The Lady Lions (3-3/1-2 SCOL) was led by Chelsea Warning with 11 points, Carleigh Chaffins & Emma Anderson had 8 points each.
East Clinton (0-5/0-2 SCOL) was led by Brooke Carpenter, Brittany Jackson & Cierra Cooper all with 6 points each.
East Clinton will be at Miami Trace Saturday with reserve game at 6pm. Washington CH will be at Clinton Massie Saturday afternoon with the reserve contest starting at 2pm.
Clinton Massie won its Boys Bowling match with Springboro by a 2230 to 1960 score. The major highlight was Matt Scott two game series of 494 which set a new school record. Jeremy Marburger also broke 400 mark by rolling a 2 game set 409.
In the Girls match, Clinton Massie (2-2) lost to Springboro 1524 to 1393. Top scorer for the Lady Falcons was Abbey Carruthers with a series of 279.