WILMINGTON -Led by Cameron Stewart’s triple double, the Wilmington High School boys basketball team hit a season-high point total in a 116-28 blowout of Hillsboro in South Central Ohio League action at Fred Summers Court.
Wilmington scored the first 35 points of the game and improved to 15-1 overall and 11-0 in the SCOL. Hillsboro falls to 6-11 overall and 3-8 in the league.
Stewart had a triple-double with 28 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. It was a performance which drew praise from his head coach.
“Cameron really shot it well and played an all-around fine game tonight. He played well defensively and did a great job defensively down at Moeller, “ said WHS head coach Mike Noszka.
Stewart was 11 of 13 from the field, including six of eight beyond the three-point arc. His 28-point effort included a 16 point first quarter, as Wilmington snared a 37-3 lead.
Also scoring 28 for the ‘Cane was Jarron Cumberland, on the strength of 12 for 19 shooting from the floor, including a trio of three-pointers. Cumberland also had seven assists.
In all, WHS had seven players score in double figures. Dylan Beaugard had 15 points and five assists, while Chris Wolary added 10 points. Off the bench, Jeffrey Mansfield scored 10 points, while Nick Morris and Matt Smith had 12 and 11 points each, respectively.
“It speaks volumes that our seventh and eight players were able to reach double figures. I was really proud of the way we played as a team, sharing the basketball, picking up each other like cleaning up on missed shots. We had 28 assists as a team which is team basketball,” Noszka said.
Wilmington committed just four turnovers, three coming in the first half.
For Hillsboro, the Indians were plagued by turnovers, committing 35 for the game-including 25 in the first half. Wilmington reaped the benefits of those Hillsboro miscues, scoring 35 points off Hillsboro’s turnovers in the first half, and accounted for 54 points off turnovers for the entire game.
In a losing cause, Hillsboro was led by Phillip Mycroft with eight points and non-starter Cameron Reed added five points for the Indians.
Wilmington will face Middletown in the third game of Saturday night’s Scholastic Play by play Classic, to be held at Fred Summers Court. The first game is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. with Wilmington’s game expected to start at approximately 8:15 p. m.
“Middletown is a very athletic and talented team, and we don’t have much time to prepare for them. Both of our next two games will feature very strong and athletic teams,” Noszka said.
Columbus St. Francis DeSales will face the Hurricane on Tuesday night at Fred Summers Court.
Jan 29, 2016
@Fred Summers Court
Wilmington 116 Hillsboro 28
(116) WILMINGTON (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Stewart 11-6-0-28 Miller 1-0-0-2 Beaugard 7-1-0-15 Cumberland 12-3-1-28 Wolary 5-0-0-10 Morris 4-2-2-12 Gauche 0-0-0-0 Griffith 0-0-0-0 Wright 0-0-0-0 Smith 5-0-1-11 Mansfield 5-0-0-10. TOTALS 50-12-4-116
(28) HILLSBORO (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Ward 0-0-0-0 Kibler 1-1-0-3 Brown 1-0-1-3 Mycroft 3-0-2-8 Ryan 1-0-0-2 Haines 0-0-0-0 Bell 0-0-0-0 Deatley 0-0-0-0 Reed 2-1-0-5 Watson 0-0-0-0 Haithcock 0-0-0-0 Anderson 1-1-2-5 Keets 1-0-0-2. TOTALS 10-3-5-28
FIELD GOALS: W 50-81 (Stewart 11-13 Cumberland 12-19 Beauguard 7-7 Mansfield 5-6 Smith 5-11 Wolary 5-11); H 10-42 (Mycroft 3-6 Reed 2-5)
3 PT FIELD GOALS: W 12-21 (Stewart 6-8 Cumberland 3-6 Morris 2-2); H 3-16 (Anderson 1-1, Kibler 1-3 Reed 1-3)
FREE THROWS: W 4-5 (Morris 2-2); H 5-11 (Andesron 2-2 Mycroft 2-4)
REBOUNDS: W-36 (Stewart 11 Smith 8 Morris 4 Cumberland 4 Miller 3 Mansfield 2); H-24 (Keets 4 Ward 4 Ryan 3 Mycroft 3)
ASSISTS: W-28 (Stewart 11, Cumberland 7 Beaugard 5 Smith 2 Miller 2); H-4 (Ward 3)
STEALS: W-23 (Cumberland 5 Stewart 4 Beaugard 3 Smith 3 Mansfield 2 Miller); H-2
BLOCKED SHOTS: W-4 (Cumberland 2 Wolary 2); H-4 (Ward 2)
TURNOVERS: W-4 H-35
Bill covers high school sports for the News Journal. Follow him on Twitter @learjet