Falcons end 3-game losing streak with 66-60 win


By Samuel Gould - WNJ Sports



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ADAMS TOWNSHIP — With a 66-60 win in a chippy, fast-paced game, the Clinton-Massie boys basketball ended its 3-game losing streak Tuesday against Bethel-Tate at Brian P. Mudd Court.

Clinton-Massie is 3-5 on the year. Bethel-Tate falls to 5-3

Ryan Dillion led Clinton-Massie with 19 points and was followed by Cale Wilson with 13 and Owen Trick with 11. Griffin Davis led Bethel-Tate with 14 points.

The game would start with both teams hitting a combined five three-pointers with Massie jumping out to a 9-6 lead. The Tigers battled back to take a 14-13 advantage. But a big basket and one from Trick helped put Massie on top 18-14 at the end of one.

Massie’s swarming defense as well as Trick’s presence inside led to a 12-2 run to begin the second quarter for Massie. Bethel-Tate’s Davis knocked down a midrange shot for the first score from Bethel-Tate since their first possession, and it would kick start a 7-0 run. Trick would continue his dominance inside and Dillion hit a buzzer-beater as the Falcons took a 35-23 lead to the break.

Bethel-Tate dominated the early second half going on a 16-3 run to start the third, headed by Austin Brookenthal, who scored 9 of the 16 while jawing with his defenders. Massie countered with a 13-3 run of its own to end the third, a Dillion steal and basket highlighted the spree. Brookenthal exited the game on a technical with 51 seconds to play in the third.

Massie took advantage, going on an 8-2 run to start the fourth. Bethel-Tate rallied late but the Falcons held on for the win.

Bethel-Tate will be back in action Thursday versus Eastern. Massie will not play again until Dec. 28 at Blanchester.

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By Samuel Gould

WNJ Sports