Panthers remain atop SCOL standings with win over Astros


EBER — The Miami Trace Panthers hosted the East Clinton Astros Tuesday in a South Central Ohio League match-up. Miami Trace had one of its better shooting nights in many years as they posted a 104-69 victory over the Astros.

The Panthers (now 10-2 overall, 6-0 in the SCOL) had six players reach double figures in scoring.

Miami Trace was led by senior DeAndre Pettiford who had 31 points.

Junior Cameron Carter had 14. Tyrae Pettiford had an awesome slam dunk off a pass from Blake Pittser.

For the Astros, junior TJ McCarren led with 28 points and 13 rebounds. Fellow junior Wyatt Floyd scored 27, including hitting six of his team’s nine three-point field goals.

Miami Trace was hot from the start, rolling out to a 12-0 lead. At the end of the first quarter, the Panthers were in front, 23-11.

The Panthers increased their scoring output in the second quarter and the Astros more than doubled theirs. At the half, the Panthers were on top, 50-34.

Miami Trace had its biggest quarter of the night right after the halftime break, scoring 31 to take an 81-49 advantage.

The Panthers hit the 100-point mark on a bucket by Creamer with 3:03 to play in the game. The fourth quarter went 23-20 in favor of the Panthers on the way to the 104-69 victory.


January 10, 2017

@Miami Trace High School

Miami Trace 104 East Clinton 69



(69) EAST CLINTON (fg-3fg-ft-tp) JT McCarron 7-1-13-28 Wyatt Floyd 9-3-3-27 Cameron Conner 3-1-0-7 Brendon Jenkins 2-1-0-5 Alex Pence 1-0-0-2 Zach Mitchell 0-0-0-0 Jacob Olds 0-0-0-0 Dylan Michael 0-0-0-0 Jaren Evans 0-0-0-0 Logan Kelly 0-0-0-0 Matt Mitchell 0-0-0-0. TOTALS 22-9-16-69 Free throw shooting: 16 of 18 for 88 percent. Three-point field goals: Floyd, 6; McCarron, Conner, Jenkins. Combined field goal shooting: 22 of 54 for 40 percent. Three-point field goal shooting: 9 of 18 for 50 percent. Rebounds: 31 (8 offensive). Assists: 6. Steals: 3. Blocks: 1. Turnovers: 25. Personal fouls: 18. Bench points: 2. Second chance points: 10. Points off turnovers: 2.

(104) MIAMI TRACE (fg-3fg-ft-tp) DeAndre Pettiford 13-2-3-31 Cameron Carter 4-3-3-14 Tyrae Pettiford 5-0-3-13 Mitchell Creamer 6-0-0-12 Blake Pittser 4-2-0-10 Jacob Batson 4-2-0-10 Darby Tyree 3-1-0-7 Seth Leach 2-0-1-5 Keondrick Bryant 1-0-0-2 Heath Cockerill 0-0-0-0 Tiante Connell 0-0-0-0 Brett Lewis 0-0-0-0. TOTALS 42-10-10-104. Free throw shooting: 10 of 22 for 45 percent. Three-point field goals: Carter, 3; D. Pettiford, 2; Pittser, 2; Batson, 2; Tryee. Combined field goal shooting: 42 of 74 for 56 percent. Three-point field goal shooting: 10 of 20 for 50 percent. Rebounds: 33 (13 offensive). Assists: 19. Steals: 17. Blocks: 3. Turnovers: 9. Personal fouls: 15. Bench points: 33. Second chance points: 22. Points off turnovers: 22.

East Clinton’s JT McCarren grabs a rebound during Tuesday’s game against Miami Trace. Seth Leach is No. 11 for the Panthers. Clinton’s JT McCarren grabs a rebound during Tuesday’s game against Miami Trace. Seth Leach is No. 11 for the Panthers. Chris Hoppes | Civitas Media

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