Boys Basketball Roundup


GREENVILLE — The Tippecanoe boys basketball team needed a win at Greenville Monday night to share the Miami Valley League title with Sidney.

But, playing without leading scorer Stanley Clyne and playing its fifth game in eight days was too much for the Red Devils to overcome in a 53-44 loss to close the regular season.

Tippecanoe, the Miami Division champion, finished 17-5 overall and 15-3 in the MVL.

The Red Devils open D-II sectional tournament play at 3 p.m. Saturday at Trent Arena against Eaton.

Tipp led throughout the first half and a free throw by Liam Poronsky and a putback by Cole Coopock gave the Red Devils a 22-17 lead at the break.

But, the Red Devils scored just five points in the third quarter and trailed 28-27 going to the fourth quarter.

Josh Dietz hit a 3-pointer to tie it at 30 early in the third quarter, before Greenville scored eight straight points.

That included 3-pointers by Millions Bryant and Nolan Curtis.

Three-pointers by Griffin Caldwell and Gavin Garlitz pulled Tipp to within 42-40 with 2:00 to go, but Greenville outscored Tipp 11-4 the rest of the way.

Caldwell led Tipp with 14 points.

Garlitz scored 12 and Coppock added seven points.

Bryant led all scorers with 18 points and Curtis scored 13 points.

Hayden Bush scored nine points and Oriel Ribera added eight points.

Miami East 42,

Lehman 40

CASSTOWN — The Miami East boys basketball team pulled out a 42-20 win over Lehman Catholic Monday night to gain a share of the TRC title.

With the game tied at 40 with just seconds to go, Jacob Roeth drove and dished to Devon Abshire for the winning basket.

Miami East, 15-6 overall and 11-3 in the TRC, shared the title with Troy Christian and Milton-Union.

The Vikings open Vandalia D-III sectional tournament play at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 against the Bethel-Dixie winner.

Lehman, 13-9 overall and 6-8 in the TRC, will open Piqua D-IV sectional play at 7 p.m. Friday night.

Lehman led 14-9, 23-19 and 34-29 at the quarter breaks before East rallied.

Roeth had 15 points and four assists for the Vikings.

Wes Enis had 13 points, six rebounds and three steals and Abshire had five rebounds.

Bryce Haught had three steals.

Michael McFarland had 11 points and 10 rebounds for Lehman.

Justin Chapman had 11 points and eight rebounds and Donovan O’Leary had eight points and five rebounds.

A’Zon Steele had eight points and Dylan Geise dished out seven assists.

Newton 58,

Ben Logan 44

PLEASANT HILL — The Newton boys basketball team closed the regular season with a win.

The Indians, 12-10, will open Piqua D-IV sectional tournament play Saturday against Bradford.

Chandler Peter scored 20 points in the first half as Newton opened a 38-15 lead.

Peters finished with 26 points, four assists and three steals and Hudson Montgomery added 10 points, five rebounds, six assists and three steals.

Harold Oburn added eight points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots, Clark Yoder scored six points and Quentin Smith pulled down 10 rebounds.

No posts to display