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Bobcats fall to NB

Green’s Gage Sampson (2) scores two of his 29 points as New Boston’s Tyler Caldwell (24) defends. Green lost, 75-57. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

FRANKLIN FURNACE — After the Green Bobcats got off to a good start, the New Boston Tigers got going.
Green took a first quarter lead before New Boston caught fire and went on to post a 75-57 Southern Ohio Conference win over the Bobcats on Tuesday.
Green (5-4, 2-2) took a 16-13 lead as Gage Sampson scored eight points and Tayte Carver had seven points including a 3-pointer.
But Kyle Sexton had nine points, Tyler Caldwell seven points including a trey and Grady Jackson six points with a 3-pointer as New Boston outscored Green 26-11 in the second quarter and took a 39-27 halftime advantage.
Sampson — who had seven of Green’s 11 points in the second quarter — scored eight more in the third quarter but that didn’t slow down the Tigers who scored 24 points and extended the lead to 63-42.
Jackson had another 3-pointer and scored nine points and Marcus Sanders added six more in the third quarter offensive explosion.
Sampson finished with a game-high 29 points while Carver added 14 points for the Bobcats who are still without the injury long-range shooting of Tanner Kimbler.
Sexton poured in 25 points for New Boston (5-2, 4-0) while Jackson scored 17, Sanders 16 and Caldwell 13.
Green visits Western on Friday.
New Boston 13 26 24 12 = 75
Green 16 11 15 15 = 57
NEW BOSTON (5-2, 4-0): Ltui Bowman 0 0 0-0 0, Grady Jackson 5 2 1-2 17, Kyle sexton 11 0 3-4 25, C.J. Craft 0 0 0-0 0, Larkin Branum 0 0 0-0 0, Marcus Sanders 6 1 1-2 16, Tyler Caldwell 5 1 0-2 13, Jerome McKinley 2 0 0-0 4, Kyle Mays 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 29 4 5-10 75. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.
GREEN (5-4, 2-2): Tayte Carver 5 1 1-1 14, Gage Sampson 14 0 1-2 29, Caden Blizzard 3 0 0-0 6, Ethan Huffman 0 0 0-0 0, Zach Huffman 1 0 0-2 2, Troy Otworth 1 0 1-2 3, Mason Barbver 0 0 0-0 0, Levi Singleton 0 1 0-0 3, Caden Brammar 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 24 2 3-7 57. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: None.