After two weeks of Clermont County varsity boys basketball confrontations, Milford emerges as the last unbeaten contingent in the county and holds the lead in its conference as does Clermont Northeastern in its respective conference.
Milford remains unbeaten both overall and in the Greater Miami Conference. The Eagles’ most recent victim was Oak Hills by a 41-38 count. Following an 11-all first quarter, the visiting Highlanders grabbed a 22-15 advantage going into the locker room. The Red and White narrowed the deficit to 28-27 heading into the final eight minutes before dominating the final period. Milford scoring leaders: Brandon Baker 17 and Andrew Burton 12.
Bethel-Tate has been displaying noticeable improvement and one of the most recent entries of proof was a heartbreaking 64-63 loss to Western Brown in Mount Orab. The Broncos were on top after the opening stanza of this Southern Buckeye Conference American Division (SBC-A) battle 24-17, but a balanced Tiger offensive attack put the visitors up at halftime 26-35. The home boys went back up 53-45 after three quarters of action. Bethel scoring leaders: Justin Marshall 21, Cory Roberts 12, Michael Hill 11, and Louie Schaljo 11.
Clermont Northeastern won an important SBC-A game at New Richmond 61-45. The Blue and Gold were in the forefront at each intermission 17-11, 32-24, and 51-28. Clermont Northeastern scoring leaders: Zach Slusher 25 and Jay Terry 10. New Richmond scoring leader: Nolan Darland 14, Kenny Roberts made a trio of threes.
The Rockets also overcame Western Brown. The Broncos were corralled 61-50 in the SBC-A game played in Owensville. The Brown and Gold were ahead 15-12 and 26-24 after the first two intermissions. The Blue and Gold pulled ahead 42-34 after three quarters of action. CNE scoring leaders: Terry 32 (four three-pointers) and Tyler Sanders 14.