Troy boys fall to Miamisburg in Centerville D-I sectional action


TROY — The Troy boys basketball team had an amazing season.

The Trojans finished 18-5 and won the MVL title.

But, things did not go fifth-seeded Troy’s way against ninth-seeded Miamisburg Monday night at Centerville High School in Division I second-round action.

The Vikings improved to 14-10 and picked up their second win over the Trojans this season — this time by a 59-41 score.

When Troy opened the second half with basket by Noah Davis and two free throws by Isaac Phillips, the Trojans led 24-19.

But, Miamisburg would go on a 17-1 run — led by the presence of 6-foot-6 post Andrew Hoerner and Troy never really recovered.

Hoerner, who played just three minutes in the first half due to two early fouls, scored 10 points in the third quarter as Miamisburg opened a 36-25 lead and the Vikings still led 38-30 going to the fourth quarter.

That was as close as Troy would get as Miamisburg finished the second half on a 40-16 run after Troy had scored the initial four points.

Both teams had gotten off to a slow start in the early going.

Miamisburg’s Kiser Cornwell had hit a 3-pointer on the opening possession of the game, but neither team would score over the next four minutes.

Then Troy would scored on four straight possession to take an 8-3 lead.

Nick Prince hit two jumpers for the Trojans and Hollis Terrell and Kellen Miller both scored.

After Miamisburg closed to within 8-5, Terrell scored and then finished the first quarter with a dunk at the buzzer to give Troy a 12-5 lead.

A basket by Davis put Troy up 14-8 early in the second quarter, before Miamisburg ran off seven straight points to go up 15-14.

Prince had a basket and two free throws to put Troy up 20-17 — scoring 12 points in the first half.

Miamisburg got a basket to close within 20-19 at the break and the Vikings would take over in the third quarter.

Prince led Troy with 16 points and Phillips added 11 points — all in the second half.

Terrell hadsix points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots and Konyae Foster had three assists.

Hoerner led a balanced Miamisburg attack with 14 points — all in the second half — and seven rebounds.

Gavin Morningstar had 10 points, five rebounds and three steals and Drew Copsey added eight points.

Cornwell had seven points, Jason Ball had six points and four steals and Billy Osmanski added six points.

Troy was 13 of 40 from the floor for 32 percent and missed all nine 3-point attempts. The Trojans made 15 of 20 free throws for 75 percent.

Miamisburg was 23 of 51 from the floor for 45 percent, including four of 12 from long range for 33 percent. The Vikings converted nine of 12 free throws for 75 percent.

Miamisburg won the battle of the boards 32-21 and had 14 turnovers to Troy’s 19.

Sports Editor Rob Kiser can be reached [email protected]

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