Carroll’s offense unplugged in D-II district final setback

  • Marc Pendleton
  • Staff Writer
10:36 p.m Thursday, March 8, 2018 Journal-News Sports

Hughes flexed its defensive might on Carroll, limiting the Patriots to just eight first-half points and posting a 57-38 win in a boys high school basketball Division II district final on Thursday night at the University of Dayton Arena.

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It was the first game of a doubleheader. Top-seeded Trotwood-Madison (22-3) plays Chaminade Julienne (11-14) in the second game.

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Coming out of the Springfield sectional, Carroll (16-10) couldn’t get any offense going and was held to two first-quarter points. Hughes raced to a 34-8 first-half lead and the rout was on.

D.J. Brewton of Hughes (left) battles Eli Ramsey of Carroll for a rebound. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

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Hughes (23-3) advances to a D-II regional semifinal against the Dunbar/Woodward winner at 8 p.m. next Thursday at Fairmont’s Trent Arena in Kettering. Dunbar and Woodward also will play in a district final at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton High School.

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Carroll had a five-game win streak snapped. The Patriots were led in scoring by Eli Ramsey’s 13 points. Matt Cogan, son of coach Tim Cogan, added 10.

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Shawn Hawkins had 16 points to lead Hughes. D.J. Brewton added 13 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and three blocks.

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