Hillsboro holds off Clinton-Massie 68-64


Hillsboro held off a furious Clinton-Massie comeback Friday to notch a 68-64 South Central Ohio League victory at the Lebanon Road gym in Clinton County.

The Indians (2-1, 1-1) led 59-45 with 5:10 left in the contest after a 19-5 run obliterated the last of 10 ties and 14 lead changes.

The Falcons (0-2, 0-2) then charged back with 12 straight points.

The Falcons trailed just 63-62 with 36.6 seconds left on an old-fashioned three-point play from CM.

After a pair of Hillsboro free throws made it 65-62, Massie committed a turnover. Hillsboro’s Marshall Ward then hit one of two free throws with 18.1 seconds to go in the game.

Myers answered with a pair of free throws 10 seconds later.

After another CM turnover, Hillsboro’s Ethan Watson, making his first varsity start, sank the final two of his game-high 20 points to seal the game.

Phillip Mycroft joined Watson in double-figures for the Indians with 17 points.

Trey Uetrecht chipped in with 12 for the Falcons.


Hillsboro — 11 20 16 21 — 68

Clinton-Massie — 11 20 12 21 — 64

HHS – Watson: 7-4-20, Ward: 1-3-5, Reed: 1-1-3, Mycroft: 7-3-17, Keets: 4-4-12, Bell: 2-3-9, Anderson: 1-2

TOTALS: 23(4)-18-68

CMHS – Chowning: 1(2)-5, Cook: 4-9, Myers: 6-6-18, Uetrecht: 5-2-12, Wolfe: 6-6, Demler: (1)-3, Greathouse: 2-1-6, Laake: (1)-3, Leforge: 2-2

TOTALS: 20(5)-19-64

Ethan Watson tries to snag the ball Friday night at Clinton-Massie.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2016/12/web1_BBK_cm_demler_hb-1.jpgEthan Watson tries to snag the ball Friday night at Clinton-Massie. Elizabeth Clark | The Times-Gazette

By Shawn Robinson

Contributing sportswriter

Shawn Robinson covers high school sports for the Wilmington News Journal and The Times-Gazette. Follow him on Twitter @twinzdad01.

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