Rockets draw closer to conference champ title

Clermont Northeastern’s victory over Western Brown earned the Rockets at least a share of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division championship.

Milford’s loss to Winton Woods was a serious setback in the Eagles’ efforts to win the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division crown.

Clermont Northeastern

The Rockets completed their sweep of the Broncos this season with a 55-43 victory in Owensville.

Northeastern owned the lead at each intermission 14-10, 25-18, and 40-30.

Junior guard Jake Terry spearheaded the CNE offensive assault with 18 points, Justin Messinger and Brad Mummert both tallied 12 points and Chris Jordan added 10.

East Clinton also fell victim to the Blue and Gold by a 66-50 count in a non-division Southern Buckeye Conference tilt on the winners’ hardwood.

The Rockets grabbed a 15-12 first quarter lead, but fell behind at the half 30-28, before retaking the lead 43-36 after three periods of action.

Messinger, a junior forward, made 19 points, Graham Nash, a senior forward, made 16, and Terry 14 for CNE.