Loveland Tiger Tripp Willis scored 16 against the Braves

by Todd Robinson

A shorthanded Loveland men’s basketball team hosted the Cincinnati Hills League’s number two team, Indian Hill, Saturday, February 3rd at Tiger Court. Five varsity contributors were watching the game in street clothes due to injury or illness.

The Braves entered the game with a 12-4 record, with only Deer Park ahead of them in the CHL standings. 

Indian Hill held off a late Tiger rally to claim the victory, 53-50.



On Senior night, Tiger Nation paid tribute to 6 cheerleaders and 4 players prior to the game.  Cheerleaders Caroline Bond, Lillie Clepper, Chasity Haskamp, Kelsey Micsky, Ashley Schmoock, and Miya Shultz were all given a load ovation by the Crowd. Senior players Austin Huynh, Brady McCluskey, Jack Stewart, and Parker Carrigan all started the game for the Tigers. 

Stewart knocked in a three pointer in the opening minutes of the game to the delight of the Loveland student section. And Austin Huynh scored three consecutive points in the second quarter, earning a loud roar from the crowd.

In a close first half, the Tigers trailed by 3 points at halftime, 22-19.

A trey by Matt Toigo coming out of the locker room knotted the game at 22. But a 19-5 run by the Braves gave them a seemingly insurmountable 41-27 advantage early in the 4th quarter. But the ever-resilient Tigers scrapped and clawed to within 1-point, 51-50, with 28 seconds left. Two Indian Hill free throws extended their lead to 3. In the last 20 seconds, Loveland launched three attempts from beyond the arc for the tying field goal, but none would go down. 

Indian Hill improved their season record to 13-4 and the Tigers dropped to 5-13.  Matt Toigo and Tripp Willis led the scoring effort for the Tigers with 18 and 16 points respectively.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 

53

Indian Hill
    1 2 3 4 T  
  IH 11 11 16 15 53  
  LVL 9 10 8 23 50  

50

 
Loveland

Indian Hill
PLAYERS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
FIORE,Marco 5-9 4-5 3-4 2 2 4 4 1 0 3 0 17
LOPEZ,Tre 1-2 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 3 0 0 2 3 2
SHAW,Colin 3-9 1-3 10-12 2 2 4 1 0 0 1 2 17
BADER,Ben 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
INNIS,Garrett 1-5 0-2 1-3 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 3
KLEKAMP,Davis 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OAKES,Mick 1-3 0-0 0-0 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 2
BULTEMA,Johnny 5-11 2-5 0-0 0 7 7 1 1 0 1 2 12
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
  16-40 7-17 14-19 9 15 24 12 3 0 9 9 53
  40.0% 41.2% 73.7%  
Loveland
PLAYERS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Tripp Willis 6-12 1-3 3-3 1 3 4 2 1 2 2 3 16
Austin Huynh 1-2 0-1 1-2 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 3
Brady McCluskey 0-3 0-2 0-0 2 2 4 2 1 0 1 1 0
Jack Stewart 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
Brenton Foust 2-4 0-1 0-1 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 1 4
Gabe Rubio 0-2 0-1 0-2 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Toigo 7-10 3-5 1-1 1 3 4 2 0 0 2 1 18
Ian Cox 3-8 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 4 2 0 1 2 6
Parker Carrigan 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 0 2 3 0
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
  20-43 5-15 5-9 7 14 21 15 7 2 9 13 50
  46.5% 33.3% 55.6%  

 

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