CLINTON-MASSIE 50, EAST CLINTON 49
Clinton Massie outscored East Clinton 9-2 in the last 2 minutes of the contest and defeated the Astros on a three-point shot by Cory Saddler with 10 seconds left in the game as the two Clinton County rivals met in the Clinton County Holiday Basketball Tournament at Wilmington College, Thursday night.
Clinton-Massie (2-0) trailed 47-41 when they went on the final push that set up the game-winning shot from Saddler atop the key. East Clinton drove the ball down court but miss a jump shot as time expired.
Saddler, with 13 points, led the Falcons, who didn't start their season until this past Saturday. Several members of the team were a part of the state championship football team, so their season was delayed for almost a month for them to get into playing shape.
Tyler Uetrecht had 11 points, while Trent Smart and Isaac Dell added 10 points each for the Falcons, who will now play Wilmington High School in the tournament championship game, Saturday at 8:30pm.
East Clinton, who will play Blanchester in the consolation game on Saturday, was led by Tyler Lewis with 19 points and Hayden Knisley with 15. East Clinton drops to 3-5 for the season.
CLINTON-MASSIE 71, EAST CLINTON 28
The Lady Falcons led 8-6 with about 4 1/2 minutes left in the 1st quarter, went on a 50-6 run over the next 10 minutes, and ran away to their 8th win of the season as they play in the girls' final against Wilmington in the Clinton County Holiday Basketball Tournament, Saturday.
Sydney Brackenmyer had 32 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Falcons to victory. Mary Moyer added 13 points.
East Clinton was led by Beth Huffman with 9 points as the Lady Astros turned the ball over 20 times, including 17 times during the Massie blitz. They finished hitting only 9 of 43 field goal attempts (21%), while Massie was 24 of 68 (35.3%) from the field.
CIRCLEVILLE 47, WASHINGTON CH 45 (OT)
The Lady Lions trailed 18-8 at the half against Circleville but battled back outscoring the Lady Tigers 17-7 to tie game going into the final quarter. The game was tied at 40 going into the extra period, but the Tigers outscored the Lady Lions 7-5 to capture the win.
It was Washington's (4-6) 2nd straight loss in extra periods. On Saturday, they lost in triple overtime at Westfall.
Carliegh Chaffins led the Lady Lions with 17 points, Emily Bath had 8, and Molli Shaw was held to 6 points.
Circleville was led by Sheri Burns with 17 points and Darby Brewer's 11 points.