Massie holds off McClain for 56-50 win


By Shawn Robinson - WNJ Sports Writer



ADAMS TOWNSHIP – Clinton-Massie went on an 18-3 run in the third and fourth quarters, including the first 10 points of the final period, and held off Greenfield McClain 56-50 in South Central Ohio League boys basketball action Friday.

The Falcons (7-12, 6-7) took advantage of reaching the bonus at the 6:26 mark of the fourth quarter and double-bonus 93 seconds later to help turn a 38-35 deficit after three quarters into a 45-38 advantage. Massie hit five of six from the charity stripe in 10-0 spurt.

The 18-3 flurry helped CM build its biggest cushion of the night, 48-39.

The Tigers (5-14, 2-10) would cut Massie’s lead to 50-47 with 1:35 to go in the contest on five straight points by Mat Barton, but Noah Greathouse delivered a dagger, the last of his four threes and team-high 16 points.

Barton led all scorers with 24 points. He also scored five straight in McClain’s 7-0 run that gave the Tigers their largest lead of the game, 36-30 midway through the third quarter.

A Trey Uetrecht steal he took the distance with :36 left for a 56-49 lead was the nail in the coffin.

There were two ties and six lead changes in the game. The first tie came at 5 after the teams traded 5-0 runs to start the game.

SUMMARY

February 10, 2017

@Clinton-Massie High School

GM – 17 10 11 12 – 50

CM – 21 7 7 21 – 56

GM (50) – Barton 9-2-24, Gray 1-0-2, Mischal 5-1-12, O’Connor 1-0-2, Starkey 4-2-10, Dean 0-0-0, Knaff 0-0-0, Beatty 0-0-0, Rickman 0-0-0. Total 20-5-50. 3-point goals: 5 (Barton, Mischal). FTM-FTA 5-11, 45 percent.

CM (56) – Chowning 2-2-8, Demler 1-0-2, Greathouse 6-0-16, Myers 4-4-12, Uetrecht 3-1-8, Cook 2-6-10, Wolfe 0-0-0, Leforge 0-0-0. Total 18-13-56. 3-point goals: 7 (Greathouse 4, Chowning 2, Uetrecht). FTM-FTA 13-24, 54 percent.

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By Shawn Robinson

WNJ Sports Writer

Shawn Robinson covers high school sports for the News Journal. Follow him on Twitter @twinzdad01

Shawn Robinson covers high school sports for the News Journal. Follow him on Twitter @twinzdad01