BBK Final: Wilmington 61 East Clinton 41


By Shawn Robinson - WNJ Sports Writer



East Clinton’s Branson Smith (3) drives to the basket as Wilmington’s Brady Vilvens (12) defends during Tuesday night’s game at the EC gym.

East Clinton’s Branson Smith (3) drives to the basket as Wilmington’s Brady Vilvens (12) defends during Tuesday night’s game at the EC gym.


Melony Arnold | News Journal

Photo by Melony Arnold


Melony Arnold | News Journal

Photo by Melony Arnold


Melony Arnold | News Journal

Photo by Melony Arnold


Melony Arnold | News Journal

LEES CREEK – Matt Butcher and Cam Coomer hit for 17 points each to help lead Wilmington to a 61-41 victory at East Clinton Tuesday in a non-league boys basketball game.

There were four ties and four lead changes in the opening period. The last lead change, with 50 seconds left, was the start of a 17-4 Wilmington spurt that spanned the rest of the half. The ‘Cane scored 12 straight at one point — threes by Kellen Baltazar and Butcher plus another deuce by Butcher, and a Coomer dunk and layup.

The Hurricane (2-1) nearly doubled its 31-19 halftime advantage in the third quarter on the strength of nine Brady Vilvens’ points. Vilvens finished the game with 11. East Clinton’s Gunner Neanover had all eight of his points in the third quarter.

Wilmington led by as much as 58-34 with 5:27 left in the contest.

Branson Smith and Quinton Tolle led the Astros (1-3) with 10 each.

SUMMARY

Dec 10, 2019

Wilmington 61 East Clinton 41

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(61) WILMINGTON (fg-ft-p) Butcher 7-0-17, Coomer 8-0-17, Custis 2-1-5, Baltazar 1-0-3, Vilvens 5-0-11, Jones 0-0-0, Griffith 1-0-3, Glass 2-0-5, Warix 0-0-0, Blessing 0-0-0, Barker 0-0-0, Brooks 0-0-0. Total 26-1-61. 3-point goals: 8 (Butcher 3, Coomer, Baltazar, Griffith, Vilvens, Glass). FTM-FTA 1-5, 20 percent.

(41) EAST CLINTON (fg-ft-tp) Peterman 2-0-4, Runyon 2-0-5, Smith 3-4-10, Tolle 3-4-10, Vadnais 0-2-2, Collom 1-0-2, Garen 0-0-0, Hoffmann 0-0-0, Neanover 4-0-8, Hall 0-0-0, Swayne 0-0-0. Total 15-10-41. 3-point goals: 1 (Runyon). FTM-FTA 10-14, 71 percent.

East Clinton’s Branson Smith (3) drives to the basket as Wilmington’s Brady Vilvens (12) defends during Tuesday night’s game at the EC gym.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/12/web1_BBK_VilvensBSmith_1210mel-1.jpgEast Clinton’s Branson Smith (3) drives to the basket as Wilmington’s Brady Vilvens (12) defends during Tuesday night’s game at the EC gym. Melony Arnold | News Journal

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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