Junior Gabe Rubio scored 12 and pulled down 6 rebounds against Withrow on February 2

by Dave Soth

Withrow outlasts Loveland, 57-49

Loveland Varsity Boys lost to Withrow on Friday, February 2, 57-49, after Withrow asserted its height advantage in the fourth quarter.

Loveland used 93% free-throw shooting to keep the game close all night. But after a fiercely competitive third quarter in which sophomore Ian Cox scored seven points and Junior Tripp Willis added six, Withrow’s 6’11” Abba Lawal took over on the boards in the final stanza to key a definitive 10-2 run.

Junior Gabe Rubio led Loveland with 12 points and six rebounds. Willis and Cox finished with 10 and 9 points, respectively. Senior Austin Huynh swished a crowd-pleasing 35-foot shot as time expired.

Withrow’s Mike Hill, Jr., led all scorers with 21.

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Fall in OT, 43-41 to Anderson

Loveland Varsity Boys fell at Anderson in overtime, 43-41 on Friday, February 9 after a controversial non-shooting foul call with 2.2 seconds left allowed Anderson to hit two game-winning free throws. 

Junior Tripp Willis posted a double-double for the Tigers, grabbing 11 rebounds and scoring 11 points, including 8 straight in the first half. Junior Jalen Greiser scored 10 points and sophomore Alec Soth added 8.

Loveland hosts Walnut Hills (Feb 13) and West Clermont (Feb 15), then travels to West Clermont for the regular-season finale (Feb 16).

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These © photos are from the Withrow contest.

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