Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Corbin testifies before Ohio Senate Five arrested in Hamersville drug bust Neil Diamond tribute band coming Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Women return to county jail as funds start to run low Georgetown Council takes action on vacant structures Veterans honored in Mt. Orab John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London Mary J Hall Kenneth R Behymer Western Brown’s Joe Sams commits to Marietta College WBHS to hold girls youth basketball camp Huseman signs with UC Clermont Day to continue baseball career on collegiate level at UC Clermont Western’s Pack signs with NKU WBHS to host youth boys basketball camp Eastern’s Rigdon, Hopkins are STATE BOUND James Ratliff Robert P Lesko Armstrong sentenced to twenty years on child porn possession charges Russellville hires new Village Clerk Russellville Council approves purchase of two ambulances FP School Board changes millage funding formula Thirteen charged by Brown Co. Grand Jury Local athletes advance to track and field regionals SBAAC awards baseball, softball, boys track and field First Team all-stars SHAC awards baseball all-stars Lady Broncos finish as SW District Div. II runner-up Lady Warriors cap off season as SE District Div. III runner-up Impressive post-season tourney run reaches end for Lady Rockets Rose M Crone Thousands visit Traveling Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall Strategies discussed to join Maysville/Mason County KY with Brown Co. communities for economic growth Road and bridge work planned in county Linda M Lawson Margaret G Newkirk Gregory R Dunn Sandra L Haitz Wesley A Cooper Everette F Donell Lady Broncos move to SW District Div. II finals Lady Rockets top Cincy Christian 22-1 to earn berth in district finals Lady Warriors head to SE District Div. III finals with win over Gallia SW District Track and Field Tourney action gets underway Russell E Conn Robert T Fisher Philip L Paeltz David Beals Gregory A Smith II William G Mullinnix Patricia Ogden Brittany Stykes remembered by friends and family 2018 county budget could be cut by up to ten percent Georgetown Police Chief updates council Over 40 vendors, crafters at 2017 Annual Craft Show Cropper’s time as GHS girls basketball coach expected to end after 21 years at the helm Barnes’ perfect game and big hits lead Lady Broncos to round one sectional win Broncos advance in sectional play with win over Mt. Healthy Kenny B Williams Stephen E Marcum Christopher J Lovett Brandon M Traylor Gaslight renovations set to begin Ripley students view mock crash at school ‘Angela’s Curbside Cuisine’ taking area by storm Fisher sentenced to 17 years for child porn possession Fundraiser for Russellville 200th Celebration May 6

Western Brown Broncos tame Bethel-Tate Tigers

BETHEL — Coming off a tough three-game stretch that saw the team drop matches to Lynchburg, Glen Este and Augusta (KY), the Western Brown Broncos hit the court in Bethel Friday night against the Tigers looking for a victory.

After shaking off a sluggish start to the game, the Broncos were able to ride a 12-0 streak in the fourth quarter to a 45-40 victory over the Tigers.

Neither team played particularly well on offense in the first quarter. The Tigers and Broncos combined to score just 14 points in the quarter, with Bethel holding on to a slim 9-5 lead.

Western Brown head coach Greg Foster said the reasons behind his team’s struggles were fairly simple: turnovers and shot selection.

“Not taking care of the ball, not getting very good shots,” Foster said. “Bethel played really good defense.”

The Tigers jumped in front 15-8 midway through the second quarter, but the Broncos rallied late to tie the game at 18 with less than a minute and a half remaining. Bethel would hit a three-point shot with 48 seconds left in the half, giving the squad a 21-18 lead at the break.

Joe Sams picked up a pair of quick fouls in the quarter for the Broncos, forcing Foster to turn to Timmy Harvey off the bench. Harvey picked up five quick points for the Broncos in the quarter, which caused Foster to praise the Broncos’ junior forward.

“He’s starting to really know his role,” Foster said. “He’s a team player, really good attitude. When his number’s called, he’s always ready to go.”

In the third quarter, the Tigers again jumped out front, this time taking a nine-point lead at 32-23. Western Brown battled back, scoring the final eight points of the quarter to cut the Bethel lead to 32-31.

Another long Bronco run sealed the game in the fourth. Western Brown trailed 36-33 with 5:56 remaining. The Broncos then scored the next 12 points, taking a 45-36 lead. The Tigers would score two baskets with less than 12 seconds remaining, but could draw no closer.

Western Brown’s defense was key to the team’s success, according to Foster.

“Playing defense,” Foster said. “If we play good defense, then we play good offense. If we don’t…our defense is what makes or breaks us.”

Chaiten Tomlin tallied 15 points to lead the Broncos while Sams chipped in 12. Tommy Bingamon scored six points in the fourth quarter for the Tigers, giving him 11 in the game. Trenton Weeks led the Tigers with 13.

Bethel-Tate returns to action against the Georgetown G-Men at home on Friday, Jan. 22. The Broncos, meanwhile, will travel to Goshen to take on the Warriors that same night.

Western Brown’s Joe Sams goes up for two of his 12 points in Western Brown’s five-point victory over Bethel Friday night.Gart
http://newsdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_DSC_95231.jpgWestern Brown’s Joe Sams goes up for two of his 12 points in Western Brown’s five-point victory over Bethel Friday night.Gart

By Garth Shanklin

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