PREBLE COUNTY — Two Preble County boys basketball teams remain unbeaten after the second week of the season.
Eagles topples Franklin, 63-49
EATON — Eaton was looking to make an early-season statement when it hosted Southwestern Buckeye League power and tradition-rich Franklin on Tuesday, Nov. 29.
The Eagles had not come away victorious against the Wildcats since the 2010-11 season.
That streak ended as the Eagles placed four players in double-figures in claiming a 63-49 win.
Ramy Ahmed paced Eaton with 22 points and 10 rebounds.
Beau Miller had 13 points and four rebounds. Carson Janney added 11 points and had four rebounds and four assists.
Grant Miller scored 11 points and had four rebounds.
Eaton trailed 15-14 after the first quarter and used a 13-5 second quarter to take a 27-20 halftime lead.
The Eagles extended their lead to double digits in the second half as they pulled away for the win.
Eaton, now 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the SWBL, was scheduled to host Bellbrook on Tuesday, Dec. 6 and will travel to Waynesville on Friday, Dec.9.
Trail stumbles twice
NEW PARIS — It was a rough weekend for National Trail as the Blazers fell 86-48 to visiting Bradford on Friday, Dec. 2 in a Western Ohio Athletic Conference game, and dropped a 60-25 contest at Northridge on Saturday.
Against Bradford, the Blazers fell behind 24-7 after the first quarter and never recovered as the Railroaders shot 53.8 percent from the field (35-of-65).
Trail outscored Bradford 21-18 in the second to get within 42-28, but the Railroaders outscored the hosts 44-20 in the second half.
Logan Smith led Trail with 17 points and 13 rebounds.
Hunter White added 11 points and five rebounds and Kellen Laird contributed nine points, four rebounds and two assists.
Against Northridge, no Trail player reached double figures in scoring as the host Polar Bears led 15-5 after one quarter and 31-11 at the half.
Smith led the way again with eight points and eight rebounds.
White added seven points and Laird contributed five points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Trail, now 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the WOAC, will play at Mississinawa Valley on Friday, Dec. 9 and at Brookville on Tuesday, Dec. 13.
Arrows hold off Arcanum
ARCANUM — Preble Shawnee moved to 2-0 on the season with a hard-fought 47-40 win at Arcanum on Friday, Dec. 2, in a WOAC contest.
Shawnee grabbed a 15-6 lead after the first quarter only to see the Trojans close to within 20-19 by half.
In the third, Shawnee outscored Arcanum 13-12 for a 33-31 lead.
Mason Shrout led the way for the Arrows with 15 points, four steals, three rebounds and two assists.
Isaac Blankenship added 13 points and five rebounds.
Shawnee has a busy week scheduled with three games. They were scheduled to travel to Ponitz on Tuesday, Dec. 6 before hosting Franklin Monroe on Friday and Middletown Madison on Saturday.
North falls twice; Flory scores career-high 41
LEWISBURG — Logan Flory scored a career-high 41 points, but his Tri-County North Panthers came up short at Middletown Christian, 79-64, in a non-league game on Tuesday, Nov. 29.
Flory was 15-of-27 from the field to lead the Panthers. He also had five rebounds and five assists.
North led 10-9 after one and was down 36-32 at the half.
In the second half, MC outscored North 19-14 in the third and 26-18 in the fourth to pull away for the win.
Jon Shirley added 11 point and grabbed seven rebounds.
On Friday, North hosted WOAC favorite Tri-Village and came away with a 75-40 setback.
North fell behind 23-4 after one and trailed 45-14 at the half.
Flory led the way with 16 points and four rebounds.
Shirley scored seven and had four rebounds, while Dominic Lynch added seven points, four rebounds and three assists.
North fell to 0-3 overall and 0-2 in the WOAC with the losses.
The Panthers were scheduled to play at Yellow Springs on Tuesday, Dec. 6. On Friday, North will travel to rival Twin Valley South.
The Panthers will close out the week hosting Miami Valley on Saturday.
South falls to 1-3
WEST ALEXANDRIA — A cold shooting second half cost Twin Valley South in a non-league match-up on Tuesday, Nov. 29 against Legacy Christian.
The Panthers held a 33-32 halftime lead but was outscored 33-12 in the second half in a 65-45 loss.
Jace Thuma led the way for South with 18 points. Chandler Ulrich added 13 points and had four rebounds. Eric Allison contributed eight points and seven rebounds.
On Friday, South got off to a slow start at Netwon, falling behind 21-5 after the first quarter, and never recovered in a 50-37 loss.
Jandon Ankrom led the way with 18 points. Ulrich added 10 points, five assists and four rebounds and Thuma contributed seven points.
South, now 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the WOAC, was scheduled to host Franklin Monroe on Tuesday, Dec. 6 and will entertain rival Tri-County North on Friday, Dec. 9.
Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4061 and follow on Twitter @emowenjr.