Clermont County’s varsity boys basketball teams are showing some serious late season spark.
Amelia defeated Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division (FAVC-C) opponent Turpin to drop the Spartans from sole ownership of the conference lead. Milford is recovering from a brief slump and Batavia has gone on its own winning streak to highlight the recent county cage competition.
The Barons won another FAVC-C contest, this time over Walnut Hills 54-50. In a tightly contested fray the squads were tied at 10 after the first eight minutes of action, but the Blue and White was in control at the next two intermissions 21-18 and 31-30. Amelia scoring leaders: Brandon Dietrich 16 and Courtney Rodgers 16.
Amelia’s 55-53 victory at Turpin dropped the Spartans into a three-way tie for the FAVC-C lead. The Barons spotted their hosts leads of 13-10 and 29-25 after the first two periods before the Blue and White knotted the score at 38 going into the closing quarter. Amelia scoring leaders: Bryce Couch 23 and Courtney Rodgers 19. Couch and Rodgers made five three-pointers apiece.
The Eagles lost at Hamilton in a Greater Miami Conference (GMC) contest 55-45. The home boys were barely ahead of the Red and White at each break 18-8, 25-22, and 35-34. Milford scoring leaders: Brandon Baker 13 and Greg Hickok 11.