(Pictured from L to R: Hamilton's Top Scorers Tuesday Night Steve Cunningham  Ryan Robinson  A'Shon Riggins )
(Hamilton)---Offseason hard work started paying dividends for the Hamilton Big Blue basketball squad as they handled the Colerain Cardinals 70-45 at the Hamilton High Athletic Center Tuesday Night. Junior Guard Ryan Robinson finished the night with 25 points, including 5-of-5 from the charity stripe. Robinson says the ball "felt pretty good coming out of my hands. Just had a little confidence, and bounced back from the loss on Saturday." Hamilton was 15-of-17 from the free throw line, a point of emphasis over the off season for new coach Sean Van Winkle. "We try a lot of different ways to do free throws. We chart them, we compete against each other, and it's something we'll hopefully take some pride in." The Blue also scored 20 points off turnovers, compared to 0 for Colerain. Hamilton improves to 2-1 on the season and will host Mason Friday night in a game to be broadcast on WMOH.
FAIRFIELD 48 LAKOTA WEST 41
Fairfield improved it's record to 2-1 with a 48-41 win over the Lakota West Firebirds on the road. Terence Gholston led the Indians with 17 points. "Terence has done a really good job in the pre-season learning to take quality shots." said coach John Cecere "He's a good player and a good shooter, and when he takes good shots there's a good chance he's going to make some of them."
LAKOTA EAST 63 MIDDLETOWN 51
CARROLL 43 BADIN 40 (2 OT)
MIAMISBURG 76 EDGEWOOD 37
FRANKLIN 109 TALAWANDA 43
Luke Kennard scored 38 points in his season debut.