Milford and Goshen are in the thick of the fight in their respective conference’s boys basketball races. Felicity has emerged as the most positive surprise of the season.
Milford brought down Sycamore’s Aviators in a Greater Miami Conference battle 61-55 before the winners’ home crowd. The Eagles spotted their guests a 13-8 first quarter advantage, but knotted the score at 21 at the half before taking over for good 40-38 after three periods of action. Milford scoring leaders: Brandon Baker 19, Mark Bryant 17, and Tyler Diercks 10.
In the Greater Miami Conference, the Red and White was upset by the Blue and White of Hamilton 65-60 in a double overtime heartbreaker played at the aviary. After an 8-all first period score, the visitors blasted out to a 31-20 halftime lead. The Eagles closed the gap to 36-34 after three stanzas and it was an even deal at 50-50 at the conclusion of regulation action. The tally was 55-all after the first extra period. Milford scoring leaders: Baker 16, Andrew Burton 13, and Steven Williams 13.
“We’re in a better position, standings-wise, than Milford has been in in a number of years. It’s fun to be in the hunt,” said Milford head coach Joe Cambron. His charges are 4-3 in the Greater Miami Conference and 5-4 overall. Hamilton and Princeton are tied for first in the conference and Middletown is just one game behind them and then there are the Eagles.
Cambron credits “overall team chemistry and improved team toughness” as reasons for Milford’s performance thus far.