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Prep basketball notes: Springfield in play-by-play classic on Saturday

Shawnee’s defense fooled Tecumseh — and others — on Friday.

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield will play in its second showcase event this season on the Saturday, and the Wildcats probably hope it’ll go better than the first.

Springfield plays Roger Bacon on Saturday at 6:15 at the Scholastic Play-by-Play Classic at Wilmington High School. Scholastic organizes many similar showcases around the country each season. Read More >>>

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Kenton Ridge pulls away from Tecumseh

Cougars start the fourth on a 10-3 run never look back.

NEW CARLISLE — Danielle Franklin fooled Kenton Ridge once, but the Cougars made sure it didn’t happen again.

Franklin scored 46 points in a nine-point loss at Kenton Ridge on Dec. 13 and helped Tecumseh give the Cougars a scare. Tecumseh did give Kenton Ridge a scare again on Saturday night — for a while. But Kenton Ridge pulled away more easily this time.

The Cougars outscored Tecumseh 37-21 in the last 12 minutes to earn an 80-62 win at Reynolds Gymnasium. Kenton Ridge (13-4, 5-2 CBC Kenton) broke a two-game losing streak with the win. Read More >>>

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Shawnee pulls away from Tecumseh at line

Shawnee hits 14 free throws in final five minutes of fourth to pull away.

NEW CARLISLE — Shawnee pulled away from Tecumseh in a league game on Friday at the free-throw line. The Braves hit 14 foul shots in the fourth to earn a 53-43 win over the Arrows and stay tied with Bellefontaine for the lead in the CBC Kenton Trail.

Tecumseh pulled within five points midway through the fourth quarter, but a technical foul called on the Arrows’ Dante Clark started a free-throw shooting streak for the Braves. Jaden Greenwood hit two free throws after the foul, and Shawnee hit 10 consecutive free throws after that and built a 10-point lead by the two-minute mark. Read More >>>

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