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

Eastern defense stifles Georgetown

The Eastern Warriors and Georgetown G-Men took radically different paths to the consolation game of the boys’ Brown County Holiday Classic.

Georgetown battled Fayetteville throughout the game before falling to the Rockets late. Eastern came out blazing against the Western Brown Broncos, opening up a 25-12 lead in the first half before going silent in the second, being out-scored 42-15 in the second half en route to a 54-40 loss.

Eastern head coach Ric Beucler had a message for his team after the loss.

“I told the kids, I said ‘We have to create our own destiny,’” Beucler said. “That’s what we didn’t do last night: finish the game off. They came back, made their run and they just out-hustled us last night.”

The two teams met Wednesday afternoon and yet again Eastern opened up a big lead. However, unlike the day before, the Warriors were able to maintain this one.

Eastern scored the first 21 points of the game. Georgetown didn’t get on the board until Jacob Cady’s free-throw with 5:28 left in the second quarter. Yes, the second quarter.

By halftime it was 27-3 Eastern Brown, and while Georgetown did put points on the board in the third quarter, they still trailed 39-10 entering the final eight minutes of play. Eastern then pulled back a bit in the fourth quarter, but Georgetown still could not get back in the game, falling to the Warriors 48-24.

No Georgetown player finished in double-digits. Logan Doss led the team with six points. The Warriors were led by Marcus Day, who scored 11 points.

Georgetown may have entered the contest with a 1-6 record, but Beucler said he knew the team would face a difficult task against the G-Men.

“We didn’t defend real well,” Beucler said. “We defined several areas. Tonight I told them we had to play real hard. This team was right there against Fayetteville last night, they played very well. We have six seniors, I told them this was their last trip. Last year we finished fourth, I told them we didn’t want to do that again.”

Shutting teams out in basketball is hard to do, and Beucler couldn’t give all the credit to his team’s defense. He acknowledged that Georgetown just had an off-night.

“They missed some shots,” Beucler said. “I saw them shoot yesterday and they were lighting it up. That was one of my concerns, I was sitting there thinking we’d have to take the air out of it. We played pretty hard. Our defense was good in the first half, the kids did what they were supposed to do. It’s something we have to keep working on.”

Eastern has now won two of their last three games and will look to build even more momentum as league play resumes Tuesday, Jan. 5 against West Union. Beucler said his seniors are going to have to continue to step up in the same way they did against the G-Men.

“These kids are new with varsity experience, they’re getting better every game,” Beucler said. “We’ve got seniors and they should be pretty strong and physical. They knew we were disappointed last night so I think they came in and played a little harder and that’s what we’re going to have to do if we’re going to be competitive.”

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By Garth Shanklin

gshanklin@civitasmedia.com

Eastern Brown 48, Georgetown 24

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Total

GT

0

3

7

14

24

EB

15

12

12

9

48

GT – Underwood 1 2 4, Cotter 2 0 4, Doss 3 0 6, Brookbank 0 3 3, Dietrick 2 0 4, Cady 0 1 1, Rhoten 0 2 2

EB – Bellamy 3 1 8, Day 4 3 11, Doss 3 0 6, Hundley 3 1 7, Kelch 1 0 3, Under 3 0 6, Deiner 0 1 1, Rigdon 0 2 2, Purdy 2 0 4

Halftime: Eastern Brown 27, Georgetown 3

Three-pointers: Eastern Brown 2 (Bellamy, Kelch)

Reach Garth Shanklin at 937-378-6161 or follow him on Twitter at @GNDShanklin

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