Milford was the only Clermont County varsity boys basketball team to claim a victory in the opening round of the respective division sectional tournaments.
Milford (number-10 seed) earned a triumph in its sectional tournament opener over Wilmington (number-19 seed) 47-45. The hard-fought confrontation took place at Mason High School.
The Eagles, enjoying their best season in several years, kept a slim margin of leadership over the Hurricanes after each intermission 13-10, 26-18, and 35-27.
Putting the Red and White through their offensive paces were sophomore forward Mark Bryant with 17 points and senior forward Andrew Burton with an additional 11 points.
Amelia (number-24 seed) was surprised by Western Brown (number-26 seed) as the Broncos avenged themselves for their season-opening loss to the Barons. The Blue and White was upset by the boys from Mount Orab and Hamersville 58-48 at Lakota West High School.