|Kodey Jackson was the hero tonight|
for Walnut Hills as he scored with just :01 left to win it.
• Walnut Hills 48 Turpin 47: In a defensive game, where both teams were extremely well prepared, the scoring picked up late as Turpin took their first lead of the game with just :42 remaining. After Walnut junior PG Sterling Gilmore, who scored 9 points in the win, drove for a layup to tie with :25 left Turpin again took the lead as senior guard Mitch Stevens’ free throw put the Spartans up 1 with :13 remaining. Sterling Gilmore again drove the lane and this time kicked out to junior guard Ricardo Hill for the three that missed but junior forward Kodey Jackson was able to get the rebound and score with less then one second left to give the Eagles the one point win, and the conference lead. Jackson finished with 11 points for Walnut while junior center Isaiah Johnson was a load in the paint as he tallied 13 points and 13 rebounds. Turpin got 12 points, most coming late off of drives, from sophomore combo guard Zach McCormick; while junior forward Connor Grotton led all scorers as he scored 19 points for Turpin (including four three point baskets). In the type of game where a neutral fan hates to see either team lose it was the Eagles who made more clutch plays down the stretch, including a pair of huge three’s from senior guard Andrew Mitchell, to get the rivalry win.
• Springboro 49 Middletown 47: The host school pulled the upset, remained undefeated, and took home the trophy in the championship game of the Domino’s Holiday Classic. Junior center Maverick Morgan, a high major recruit, led all scorers with 24 points in the win as the Middies could not match his 6’10 265 lbs body down low. Middletown’s only double figure scorer was senior guard Geovonie McKnight with 14 points.
• Hialeah Gardens (FL) 65 Moeller 59: The championship game of the Junior Orange Bowl Classic in Miami didn't go Moeller's way as they fell behind in the second quarter by double figures and never got closer then six the rest of the way. A very talented Hialeah team playing only three miles from their campus dealt the Crusaders their first loss of the season, as Moeller falls to 8-1.
• Louisville Ballard 62 Lakota East 49: The still undermanned Thunderhawks lost again as the overall talent of Ballard, and University of Louisville commitment ’14 SG Quinton Snider who scored a game high 18 points, was just too much for them. East was led by a pair of juniors as post Zach Panzeca scored 11 points and guard Robbie Harpring scored 13.
• Louisville Moore 52 Lakota West 39: The Firebirds finished in 6th place at the Republic Bank Holiday Classic in Lexington as they fell to another elite Kentucky squad. West was again led by the scoring of junior guard Ali Barnes who made the All-Tournament Team and finished with 11 points; junior SG Monty Boykins was West's high scorer with 14 points in the loss.
• Dayton Meadowdale 51 St. Xavier 46: The Bombers finished in 4th place at the Domino’s Holiday Tournament in Springboro as they fell to one of Dayton’s finest.
• West High 57 Elder 54: After losing to Elder every single year since 2002 the Mustangs finally got the win as a late defensive stop held off a Panther comeback.
- Winton Woods 73 Huber Heights Wayne 66: All five Warrior starters scored in double figures as sophomore PG Ronnie Rousseau had a career high 19 points, junior forward Trent Donald went for 16, junior forward Kwan Cheatham scored 13, senior post Zach McCorkle had 11, and sophomore SG Demetrius Suesberry also tallied 11.