McClain girls take 1-point loss


Lynchburg-Clay boys triumph over Peebles in road win

By Chris Hoppes and David Wright



Maddy Stegbauer, left, and Malea Montavon, right, watch the ball Wednesday night at McClain High School.


The Miami Trace Lady Panthers held on to a share of first place in the South Central Ohio League Wednesday, Feb. 1, with a 48-47 home win over the McClain Lady Tigers.

McClain falls to 6-6 in the SCOL, 9-10 overall.

Miami Trace improves to 11-1 in the SCOL and breaks a four-game losing streak in the process to move to 15-4 overall.

Miami Trace survived a barrage of three-point field goals by McClain. The Lady Tigers hit 9 of 21 three-point baskets for a very fine 43 percent.

For McClain, senior Malea Montavon led with 18 points. She hit four three-point shots and went 4 of 4 from the line.

For the game, the Lady Tigers struggled at the line, making 4 of 9 attempts for 44 percent.

Miami Trace went 9 of 11 from the free throw line for 82 percent.

Miami Trace led at the end of the first quarter, 7-5.

At the half, the game was tied, 22-22.

Miami Trace took a five-point lead after three quarters, 15-10 for a 37-32 lead.

McClain outscored Miami Trace by four points in the fourth quarter (15-11) including hitting a three-point shot at the end.

The McClain ladies will take on Clinton-Massie Saturday.

Summary

Miami Trace — 7 15 15 11 — 48

McClain — 5 17 10 15 — 47

MTHS — Cassidy Lovett 0-2-2; Hanna Reisinger 0-0-0; Shaylee McDonald 4 (2)-2-16; Morgan Miller 0-0-0; Victoria Fliehman 2 (1)-2-9; Tanner Bryant 8-3-19; Samantha Ritenour 1-0-2. TOTALS — 15 (3)-9-48. Free throw shooting: 9 of 11 for 82 percent. Three-point field goals: McDonald, 2; Fliehman. Combined field goal shooting: 18 of 37 for 49 percent. Three-point field goal shooting: 3 of 9 for 33 percent. Rebounds: 23 (8 offensive). Assists: 10. Steals: 4. Turnovers: 13.

MHS — Maddie Stegbauer 1 (1)-0-5; Malea Montavon 1 (4)-4-18; Taylor Polley 2-0-4; Kelli Uhrig 0-0-0; Lexie Barton 1 (3)-0-11; Liz Kegley 0-0-0; Makenzie Montavon 1-0-2; Beth Montgomery 2 (1)-0-7. TOTALS — 8 (9)-4-47. Free throw shooting: 4 of 9 for 44 percent. Three-point field goals: Malea Montavon, 4; Barton, 3; Stegbauer, Montgomery. Combined field goal shooting: 17 of 42 for 40 percent. Three-point field goal shooting: 9 of 21 for 43 percent. Turnovers: 13.

LCHS boys cruise to road win Tuesday

In other news, the Lynchburg-Clay Mustangs traveled to Peebles Tuesday night in a key Division I SHAC matchup against the host Peebles Indians, according to LC head coach Matt Carson. In a tightly contested game, the Lynchburg-Clay Mustangs were able to gain the victory on Tuesday, defeating their hosts by a score of 65 to 60.

The first quarter started out slow, as the Mustangs held an 8-7 advantage after one quarter of play. Eric Mclaughlin, Austin Hilt and Brian Lampkin all scored in the first frame for the Mustangs, while Camron Godley, Bostin Robinson and Tanner Arey recorded points for the Indians. In the second quarter, the Mustangs outscored their hosts 18-13 to take a 26-20 lead into halftime.

Building an 11-point margin early in the third, Peebles stormed back on the Mustangs to cut the lead to 2 at one point before a timely 3-point shot by Eric McLaughlin pushed the advantage to 41-36 in favor of the Mustangs after three.

Both teams lit up the scoreboard in the fourth, scoring 24 points apiece. Lynchburg-Clay made their last 10 free-throws in the contest to seal the victory by a final of 65 to 60.

Lynchburg-Clay was led in scoring by Eric McLaughlin, who totaled 27 points on the evening. Joe Giordano followed with 14, followed by Damin Pierson with nine points. Rounding out the scoring were Austin Hilt, Brian Lampkin, and AJ Stroop, who all scored five. Peebles was led by Tanner Arey, who scored 22 points. Camron Gordley followed with 21. Bostin Robinson scored nine points on the evening, and Blake Stivers and Weston Browning each chipped in four. Also for Peebles, Camron Gordley eclipsed the 1,000 point mark for the season in the third quarter.

Lynchburg-Clay improves to 13-4, 9-1 on the year after winning a key SHAC matchup against North Adams Friday night at 55-45 that brought them to 8-1 in the league.

They will be back in action Friday night at 7 p.m. as they host Whiteoak. The JV game is scheduled to start at 5:30 due to homecoming ceremonies that night.

Summary

LC — 8 18 15 24 — 65

PHS — 7 13 16 24 — 60

LC – McLaughlin 4 (5) 4-4 27; Giordano 5 4-7 14; Pierson 2 (1) 2-2 9; Hilt 1 (1) 0-2 5; Lampkin 1(1) 5; Stroop 1 3-3 5 – Totals 14 (8) 13-18 65.

PHS – Arey 5 (3) 3-5 22; C. Gordley 7 (1) 4-4 21; Robinson 3 3-5 9; Browning 2 4; Stivers 2 4; Parrett 0-1 – Totals 19 (4) 10-15 60

Maddy Stegbauer, left, and Malea Montavon, right, watch the ball Wednesday night at McClain High School.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_crop16466088_10154570176018743_1255153268_o.jpgMaddy Stegbauer, left, and Malea Montavon, right, watch the ball Wednesday night at McClain High School.
Lynchburg-Clay boys triumph over Peebles in road win

By Chris Hoppes and David Wright

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