MT offense strong in win over Mustangs


By Chris Hoppes - choppes@aimmediamidwest.com



Freshman Andrew Guthrie (33) puts up a shot during a non-conference game at Lynchburg-Clay High School Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020.

Freshman Andrew Guthrie (33) puts up a shot during a non-conference game at Lynchburg-Clay High School Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020.


Photo by Tate Erkenbrecher

The Miami Trace Panthers boys basketball team traveled down to Lynchburg-Clay High School for a non-conference game against the Mustangs Tuesday night.

Miami Trace won this game, 69-38.

The Panthers improved to 8-5 overall with the win.

It was the second game in a row the Panthers have scored 69 points. Miami Trace beat Clinton-Massie Saturday, 69-50.

The Panthers had three players in double figures on this night, led by junior Logan Rodgers with 17 points.

Senior Trevor Barker scored 13 points and had six steals and freshman Andrew Guthrie scored 10 points.

Senior Kyler Conn had seven points and led the game with 10 rebounds.

Junior Dylan Bernard scored six points and had eight rebounds.

Ian Waits led the Mustangs with 13 points.

Raymond Conner had six points and led his team with eight rebounds.

The Panthers took a 15-8 lead at the end of the first quarter.

By the half, Miami Trace was in front, 34-16.

The Mustangs had their best scoring quarter of the game in the third, posting 18 points. However, they could gain no ground as Miami Trace scored 20 to set the score at 54-34.

The Panthers held the Mustangs to just four points in the fourth quarter, scoring 15 themselves for a 69-38 final victory margin.

Miami Trace won the battle of the boards, 39-29, including 17 offensive rebounds to 11 for the Mustangs.

The Panthers converted 46 percent of their field goal attempts (31 of 67), while the Mustangs struggled, going 16 of 52 for 30 percent.

Miami Trace had 11 turnovers to 20 for Lynchburg-Clay.

Miami Trace will be back in action Friday at Jackson with the freshman game first at 4:45 p.m.

In varsity girls basketball action Tuesday, Miami Trace lost at Circleville, 64-21.

Circleville is ranked No. 1 in the State in Division II by the Associated Press.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

MT 15 19 20 15 — 69

L-C 8 8 18 4 — 38

MIAMI TRACE — Logan Rodgers 8-1-17; Trevor Barker 6-1-13; Andrew Guthrie 5-0-10; Kyler Conn 2 (1)-0-7; Dylan Bernard 3-0-6; Ethan Steele 2-0-4; Cameron Moore 0 (1)-1-4; Bo Little 0 (1)-1-4; Hayden Hunter 1-0-2; Keegan Terry 1-0-2; Isaiah Reisinger 0-0-0; Cyrus Keplinger 0-0-0. TOTALS — 28 (3)-4-69. Free throw shooting: 4 of 8 for 50 percent. Three-point field goals: Conn, Moore, Little. Field goal shooting: 31 of 67 for 46 percent. Three-point field goal shooting: 3 of 16 for 18 percent. Rebounds: 39 (17 offensive). Assists: 12. Steals: 20. Blocks: 3. Turnovers: 11. Personal fouls: 6. Bench points: 22. Second chance points: 20. Points off turnovers: 10.

LYNCHBURG-CLAY — Ian Waits 2 (3)-0-13; Raymond Conner 3-0-6; Brady Minton 0 (2)-0-6; Noah Miller 2-0-4; Brady Chisman 1-1-3; Blake Marcelino 1-0-2; Patrick Brown 1-0-2; David Giordano 1-0-2; Gavin Stroop 0-0-0; Connor Tyree 0-0-0; Hunter Balon 0-0-0; Andrew Cumberland 0-0-0; Chase Smaltz 0-0-0. TOTALS — 11 (5)-1-38. Free throw shooting: 1 of 4 for 25 percent. Three-point field goals: Waits, 3; Minton, 2. Field goal shooting: 16 of 52 for 30 percent. Three-point field goal shooting: 5 of 22 for 22 percent. Rebounds: 29 (11 offensive). Assists: 6. Steals: 4. Blocks: 1. Turnovers: 20. Personal fouls: 11. Bench points: 11. Second chance points: 8. Points off turnovers: 2.

Freshman Andrew Guthrie (33) puts up a shot during a non-conference game at Lynchburg-Clay High School Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/01/web1_DSC_0070.jpgFreshman Andrew Guthrie (33) puts up a shot during a non-conference game at Lynchburg-Clay High School Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Photo by Tate Erkenbrecher

By Chris Hoppes

choppes@aimmediamidwest.com