Most boys basketball teams hit holiday humdrum

Milford is just about the only Clermont County varsity boys basketball squad to be recording any victories of late.


Milford was taken into overtime before defeating visiting Lakota East to remain in the top echelon of the Greater Miami Conference (GMC) race. The Eagles were up 10-9 after the opening stanza and the tally was knotted at 17 at the half. The Thunderhawks eked out a 30-29 third quarter edge, but the Red and White came back to tie the score at 49 to enter OT. Milford scoring leaders: Brandon Baker 15, Andrew Burton 13, and Steven Williams 13.

Mason took the measure of the Red and White 51-35 in a battle of conference contenders of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division and GMC, respectively. The host Comets were in command throughout 9-5, 23-11, and 32-16. Milford scoring leader: Zach Host with nine points.

Oak Hills ousted Milford 50-38 in a GMC bout on the winners’ hardwood. The Highlanders held sway all the way 11-8, 19-16, and 32-29. Milford scoring leader: Baker 14.