Blanchester 8th grade boys season ends with 57-53 loss

The Blanchester eighth grade boys basketball team was defeated by Mount Orab 57-53 Tuesday in a Southern Buckeye Athletic & Academic Conference North Division tournament semifinal game.

The loss ends Blanchester’s season with a 13-4 record.

Brayden Sipple had 15 points, eight rebound, six assists and three steals for the Wildcats, coach Brad Ballinger said.

Trenton Czaika had 11 points, three assists and three steals. Logan Heitzman had 10 points, four rebounds and three assists. Hunter Hartmann had 10 points and Brody Rice scored five points and hauled in a team-best 12 rebounds. Kyle Hopkins had two points.