Milton-Union, Troy Christian lose in boys basketball sectional aciton


KETTERING — The Milton-Union boys basketball team had an outstanding season come to and end in the Kettering D-II sectional at Trent Arena Tuesday night.

The Bulldogs finished the season at 19-5 after a 64-40 loss to Bellbrook.

Milton trailed 18-11, 34-25 and 43-34 at the quarter breaks.

Connor Yates led Milton-Union with 12 points and six rebounds.

Cooper Brown had nine points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals and Blake Brumbaugh had seven points and six steals.

Landon Bechtel had six points and Tyler Kress had three steals.

Carson Labensky scored 18 points for Bellbrook and Gabe Pavlak added 13 points.


Fort Loramie 72,

Troy Christian 57

PIQUA — The Troy Christian boys finished the season at 18-6 after a loss to Fort Loramie in Piqua D-IV sectional tournament action.

In a wild first half, which the Eagles trailed by as many as nine points at 21-12, Troy Christian was able to cut the deficit to 30-29 at halftime.

And Alex Free basket cut the Loramie lead to 26-25 in the second quarter before Ty Ruhenkamp scored four straight points to make it 30-25.

After Parker Penrod hit one of two free throws, Connor Frye bombed in a 3-pointer to get the Eagles within 30-29.

Troy Christian held the ball for the last shot and the possible lead, but turned the ball over.

The Eagles opened the second half with a 6-2 run to go up 35-32.

Penrod, Free and Lucas Day all had baskets in the run.

But, Loramie finished the quarter with a 16-4 run to go up 48-39 and Ethan Keiser hit a 3-pointer to start the fourth quarter to take the lead to double digits and the Eagles could never get closer than six points the rest of the way.

Penrod led Troy Christian with 19 points and four assists and Free scored 10 points and added four steals.

Day had nine points and Frye added six points.

Ruhenkamp led four Redskins in double figures with 19 points.

Caleb Maurer and Keiser both finished with 16 points.

Logan Eilerman scored 13 and Ryan Hoelscher finished with six points.

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