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#8216;Complete game#8217; gives Bobcats, Hopper first win

FRANKLIN FURNACE — This time the Green Bobcats did it all.

Green put together a complete game to notch its first win of the season and for first-year head coach David Hopper as they beat the East Tartans 58-47 Tuesday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.

“We finally put together four good quarters and we played hard both offensively and defensively,” Hopper said. “We took care of the basketball better than we did in the first four games.”

Randy Ratcliff had 14 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Bobcats. Nathan Patten pumped in 18 points including a pair of 3-pointers. Ian Kelley added 12 points.

Green took a 16-12 lead at the end of the first quarter only to have East cut the deficit to 26-23 at the break.

The Bobcats came out in the third quarter and outscored the Tartans 19-14 to build a 45-37 lead.

Green, 1-4 overall and 1-1 in the SOC, plays at Coal Grove Friday, Dec. 29.

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Green16101913=58

PORTSMOUTH EAST (NA): Williams 3 2 0 12, C. Mault 1 0 4 6, T. Mault 5 0 0 10, Dickerson 1 0 0 2, Collins 5 0 1 11, Jones 2 0 0 4, Luther 1 0 0 2. Totals: 18

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GREEN (1-4, 1-1): Chris Willard 0 0 2 2, Nathan Patten 5 2 2 18, Randy Ratcliff 7 0 0 14, Ian Kelley 6 0 0 12, Corey Dyer 1 0 2 4, Matt Clark 3 0 0 6, Austin Pollard 1 0 0 2. Totals: 23

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