BBK Final: Miami Trace 58, Wilmington 43

WILMINGTON — Miami Trace 6-8 senior Drew Guthrie dominated the paint for 31 points to help guide the 12th-ranked Panthers (Division II Associated Press poll) to 58-43 victory at Wilmington Tuesday.

“Miami Trace’s big kid is a beast,” WHS head coach Jermaine Isaac said. “Hats off to them. Those guys played well.”

Miami Trace broke open a tightly contested first half with an 8-0 run during the last 1:43 to take a 30-22 advantage into the break. Six of the points in the spurt came from Guthrie. Four of the points came off Panther steals.

“We knew Wilmington would come out with a lot of energy. We knew guard play would be their strength. They played us extremely tough,” MT head coach Ben Ackley said. “I thought we rushed some shots in the first half. I thought we did a better job pounding the ball inside and playing at our speed in the second half. We felt that was our mismatch with Drew and our bigs underneath, and we got their big in foul trouble and it benefitted us.”

With a 6-0 spurt at the end of the third quarter, the Hurricane (3-11) pulled to within 43-39. They would get no closer.

MT scored the first 10 points of the final period to secure the victory.

“Our guys played hard,” Isaac said. “Good things are happening. I don’t believe in moral victories at all. But where we are, we are learning about ourselves individually and collectively. And our kids are embracing the growth that is coming from this.”

Mikey Brown Jr. led the Hurricane with 10 points.


Jan 17, 2023

@Fred Summers Court

Miami Trace 58, Wilmington 43



(58) MIAMI TRACE (fg-ft-tp) May 1-0-2, Reisinger 4-0-9, Boedeker 4-0-8, Guthrie 13-5-31, Osborne 1-1-3, Salyers 1-0-2, Armstrong 1-0-3, Sheets 0-0-0, Hunter 0-0-0. Total 25-6-58. 3-point goals: 2 (May, Reisinger). FTM-FTA 6-11, 55 percent.

(43) WILMINGTON (fg-ft-tp) Brown 4-1-10, Rickman 0-3-3, Camp 4-0-8, Platt 2-2-6, Lazic 2-2-6, Fickert 2-0-4, Morales 1-0-2, Achtermann 2-0-4. Total 17-8-43. 3-point goals: 1 (Brown). FTM-FTA 8-10, 80 percent.