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Northmont survives Troy comeback at free-throw line.
VANDALIA – The Northmont Thunderbolts utilized their superior speed and size to get out to an early lead and then held onto the game from the free-throw line in a 64-52 win over the Troy Trojans in a first-round Division I sectional basketball game Saturday afternoon at Vandalia Butler’s Student Activities Center.
After taking a 5-4 lead in the first few minutes of the game, the Thunderbolts started a pressing full court zone defense and sometimes man-to-man, which created a 19-7 first quarter lead. Cameron Taylor led the early scoring for Northmont with eight points in the first period.
TROY — The Troy Trojans won their third consecutive game Saturday night with a 51-47 overtime win over the visiting Minster Wildcats.
Minster led Troy 46-40 with just under one minute to play in regulation. Troy’s Dylan Cascaden hit a three-pointer with 52 seconds left to cut the deficit to three points. The Trojans’ defense got a turnover and Tyler Miller nailed a three-point shot with 42 seconds left to tie the score at 46-46.
Minster held ball for a last-second shot but threw the ball away under their own basket with four seconds left. Troy’s Jalen Nelson missed a wide open three-point shot from 25 foot out at the buzzer.
Jaelin Williams scores six of 23 total points in a crucial stretch in fourth quarter, hits five foul shots in overtime to lead Shawnee to win.
SPRINGFIELD — Players, coaches, and fans agree that Jaelin Williams is the leader of the Shawnee Braves team.
And when the Braves were trailing 50-43 in the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division game against rival Kenton Ridge at Shawnee with less than three minutes left in regulation, they looked to their leader.
Williams didn’t disappoint.
The 6-5 senior guard scored eleven of his 23 points in the final seven minutes of an overtime game to help lead Shawnee to a 66-61 come-from-behind win over the Cougars (4-5, 1-3 CBC Kenton Trail) last night. The game was a makeup of a game originally scheduled on Dec. 21 that was postponed due to inclement weather.
Jaelin Williams dominates with 25 points and 13 boards to lead Braves.
SPRINGFIELD — The Shawnee Braves were left for dead near the end of the third quarter on Saturday night on their home floor in their showdown with the Springfield Wildcats. The Braves were down as many as 14 points, experiencing foul trouble, and had suffered through some first-half shooting woes.
However, Shawnee outscored Springfield 25-14 in the fourth period and in the end pulled out an improbable 58-56 victory, in what could be considered a mild upset against the Wildcats of the Greater Western Ohio Conference.
Jalen Nelson hits a layup at the buzzer to lift the Braves over Troy 55-54 in a nonconference game.
SPRINGFIELD – A layup made at time expired by Springfield Shawnee’s Jalen Nelson made the difference in a nonconference game Saturday night as Troy fell 55-54.
Shawnee was down three points with 16 seconds left but came up big on its last two possessions. Jaelin Williams hit a basket with 14 seconds left to cut Troy’s lead down to one point. The Braves’ fouled Troy’s Dylan Cascaden with ten seconds left, and Cascaden missed the first shot of a 1-and-1 at the free throw line.
Trojans fell in two close games in opening weekend of season, while Wildcats won two close games.
TROY — The aches and pains were evident in limbs of Troy players on Saturday morning following an 81-74 overtime loss to Centerville on Friday night, according to Troy head coach Tim Miller.
“And there are more aches and pains in our guts after this game,” Miller said after Troy’s 50-45 loss to Tecumseh last Saturday. “We’ve got to get back at it and turn it around.”
Troy gets its chance to do just that tonight when Springfield comes to town for a GWOC crossover game at the Trojan Athletic Center. The Wildcats enter on the opposite end of the spectrum — Springfield won its first two games of the season over opening weekend, beating Lebanon 67-53 on Friday and dispatching Hamilton 53-52 on Saturday.