Milford, Clermont Northeastern, and Goshen boys battling for first in respective conferences

Milford continues to be the pacesetter for Clermont County’s varsity boys basketball squads. The Eagles clutch play has led to thrilling overtime victories that have earned the Red and White a berth smack dab in the middle of the Greater Miami Conference race.

Clermont Northeastern has been displaying steady improvement as the Rockets are in the midst of a tight race in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division (SBC-A) with arch-rival and next door neighbor Goshen.

Jerry Doerger, head coach at Clermont Northeastern said, “We’re playing a little better than I thought we would.” His charges are 8-3 overall and 5-1 in the SBC-A.

“We’re still very inconsistent and we’re working on getting consistency on both ends of the floor.”

He credits junior center Chris Jordan for being “the most improved” with his scoring and rebounding. Senior forward Zach Slusher and sophomore guard Jake Terry are “very steady.” Slusher and Terry are the scoring leaders at 15 and 14.5 points, respectively, per game. Jordan is almost 10 ppg and is hauling down seven rebounds per contest and Slusher is averaging seven rebounds. Terry and junior guard Tyler Sanders have been the assist leaders. Terry is averaging 5.5 per outing. Sanders was also singled out for being a standout on defense.