Southwest District Div 2 Player of the Year

Syd SWDThe Southwest District teams and players of the year for Divisions 1 – 4 were released yesterday. It was great to see several Clinton-Massie Falcons make the list.

Sydney was named to the First Team in Division 2 and was also named Division 2 Player of the Year. The photo to the left (taken from the Wilmington News-Journal) shows Syd in her final game against Alter. I love that is shows her hand taped up as she played with stitches on her index finger after suffering a dislocation just four days earlier.

Kasey Uetrecht was named to the Second Team in Division 2.

On the boys side of things, Cory Saddler and Dylan Rose were both Division 2 Honorable Mention.

Great job to all of our Falcon players. You can see the entire list by going to the Wilmington News-Journal article.

Southwest District Honors

Southwest District 2013This article highlighting the Southwest District First, Second and Third Team and Honorable Mentions came out last week in the Wilmington News-Journal, but I wasn’t able to locate it online. We’re proud of our Clinton-Massie players who showed up on the both the boys and girls side, along with the other Clinton County athletes that were represented. Great job all!

SCOL Champs

After winning their final game of the regular season today against Hillsboro, the Clinton-Massie Lady Falcons are winners of the SCOL.  The girls had a good regular season, dropping two games in a row on back to back road trips, but won decidedly today to claim the championship.

The playoffs start next week with a game Tuesday night in Springboro. For the weekend, they will enjoy the league title.

The Team

Cutting Down the Net

Tough Loss on Saturday

The Lady Falcons faced a tough opponent on Saturday and came out on the losing end.  It was the girls first loss in the conference, but still leaves them in first place.

The Wilmington New-Journal ran a nice article which summarized the game pretty well.

By Chris Hoppes

OCM News Service

The Miami Trace Lady Panthers are not giving up the South Central Ohio League title easily.

Clinton-Massie, having already clinched at least a share of their first SCOL championship, was hoping to run the table, go 12-0 and win the “Gold Basketball.”

As determined as Clinton-Massie was to go undefeated in the league, that’s how committed Miami Trace was to not letting the Lady Falcons clinch the outright title on their floor.

It was a classic battle, befitting two very fine teams, as it played out Saturday afternoon at Miami Trace High School. On Senior Day, Miami Trace edged Clinton-Massie, 40-39, in overtime.

Clinton-Massie remains atop the SCOL standings with a record of 9-1. They are now 16-2 overall.

Miami Trace is currently alone in second at 8-3 (15-3 overall).

“At times, we didn’t play to our strengths,” Clinton-Massie head coach Allen Wilkinson said. “At times, I don’t know what we were doing. We had our opportunities; we had opportunities at the foul line. We had opportunities throughout the game.

“We have no one to blame but ourselves. We’ve never won here. I tried telling them that Trace still has a chance to tie for the league. They haven’t won the league eight years in a row for nothing.”

“They played us tough down at Massie. We were lucky to get out of there with the win. And you expect the same thing here.

“Coach Stutzman is an excellent coach. He does a super job. People need to understand what a great job he does. They are very fortunate to have coach Stutzman as their coach.”

The first quarter of Saturday’s game was the highest-scoring of the day. Miami Trace took a 17-12 lead after eight minutes of action. The game became more of a defensive struggle as it wore on.

Clinton-Massie, a team with no seniors, was led by Sydney Brackemyre, who paced all scorers with 18 points.

For the Lady Panthers, junior Deidre McKay led with 12 points and sophomore Josie Cobb had 10 points.

The lead changes hands four times in the first period. The game was tied three times in the second quarter, but Miami Trace never trailed. At the half, the Lady Panthers held a 25-23 lead.

Things began to really tighten up in the third quarter. The teams combined to score only six points. Miami Trace was 2 of 9 from the field and Clinton-Massie made just one of seven shots. The Lady Panthers led 29-25 after three.

Clinton-Massie scored the first five points of the fourth quarter to take a 30-29 lead. With Brackemyre carrying most of the offensive load, Massie took a 34-30 lead at the 2:28 mark. Ariana Mabra hit two free throws with 1:35 to play for Miami Trace.

The Falcons missed their next two shot attempts and McKay connected on a pair of free throws to tie the game, 34-34, with 41 seconds left in regulation.

The Falcons had a chance to win the game, in fact, two chances in the final moments. They missed a field goal attempt and then missed a pair of free throws with 21.6 seconds to play. Miami Trace missed its final shot, sending the game to overtime.

Senior Kristin Reisinger drove the lane for two points with 3:28 left in overtime. Miami Trace missed two field goal attempts and both teams missed the front end of a one-and-bonus at the line.

Uetrecht made one free throw, missed the next, but Massie got the rebound and Uetrecht was sent back to the line. She again made one of two, tying the game, 36-36 with 58.7 seconds remaining.

After running some precious time off the clock, Abby Schwenk banked in a shot. Massie missed their next two attempts and Miami Trace had the ball. Mabra was fouled and went to the line with nine seconds to play. She made both free throws for a 40-36 lead.

Uetrecht then hit a long three-point field goal (halfway between the top of the circle and the halfcourt line). Miami Trace was fouled, but missed both free throws with 2.2 seconds. Massie was not able to get a very good look at the basket and the Lady Panthers held on for the 40-39 win.

“Our entire game plan has been to play to our strengths,” Wilkinson said. “Make people try to adjust to our style. We don’t change from game to game.

“You can’t give good teams the ball on unforced turnovers. You can’t give them extra opportunities and we did that today.

“It’s so dag-gone hard to win the Gold Basketball. That was our goal. You’ve seen teams win the league in the past and somewhere along the line, somebody gets you. It’s a very good league, very competitive. There are a lot of very, very good coaches in our league. They put in a lot of time and effort.”

Syd in the News-Journal

The Clinton-Massie Lady Falcons continue to win in the SCOL.  On Saturday (01/28) they had a good game against London and remain undefeated in league play.  The Wilmington News-Journal ran a nice article that featured some good quotes about Sunday . . . and cool picture, too.

Here’s what the paper ran.  Do appreciate how the News-Journal tries to highlight our area athletes.

Dominating play from the opening tip, the Clinton-Massie Lady Falcons defeated London, 53-36, Saturday in a South Central Ohio League game at the CMHS gym.

With the win, the 14th-ranked Lady Falcons remain unbeaten in SCOL play at 8-0 while improving to 15-1 overall.

Clinton-Massie scored 17 of the first 20 points in the game and led 29-11 at halftime.

Sydney Brackemyre was a scoring machine for the Lady Falcons, accounting for 19 of Massie’s first 22 points — including 15 of CM’s 18 points in the second quarter. She easily won the praise of Red Raiders’ coach Ben Ackley.

“She is such a dominant player and is virtually unstoppable,” said Ackley. “Not only does she score from all over the floor, but she hits the boards really well. By halftime I think she had seven offensive rebounds. To me, she’s a Division I prospect.

Reportedly, representatives from Michigan State were in attendance to witness Brackemyre’s play Saturday.

“When we execute like we did in the first half and play defense like that, we’re hard to beat,” said Clinton-Massie head coach Allen Wilkinson, who recently picked up his 200th career win. His career win total now stands at 205.

While Brackemyre saw limited playing time in the second half, several other players picked up the scoring pace for Massie. The Lady Falcons led 45-19 after three quarters before being outscored 17-8 in the final frame.

“Yes, we played much better overall in the second half,” said Ackley. “Massie just presents match-up problems for us because of their size. ‘Wilk’ does a great job with his kids and they’re showing great improvement.”

Lady Falcons are now 2-0

The Massie girls have started good out of the gate, winning their first two games by double digits. The goal is to “go for the gold” and win the league, which I guess all teams shoot for that at the start of the season. Nevertheless, we are off to a good start.

The girls played well together, especially in the half. Syd had a good game with 24 points and some nice assists, along with a dozen rebounds.

Dayton Daily News posts box scores. Below is from Saturday’s game.

Go Falcons!

North Adams
Clinton-Massie Falcons
Game Date: 12/03/2011
Start Time: 7:30 PM

Score by QUARTERS Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Final
North Adams (0-1) 13 9 3 12 – 37
Clinton-Massie (2-0) 16 15 15 15 – 61
Davis 3.00 1 3 1 1 – – –
Downs 1.00 1 1 – – 1 2 –
Fite 16.00 1 16 5 – 6 6 –
Gast 2.00 1 2 1 – – – –
Pertuset 9.00 1 9 2 1 4 6 –
Sparks 4.00 1 4 2 – – – –
Totals – – 35 11 2 11 14 –

Sydney Brackemyre 24.00 1 24 10 – 4 4 12
Kylie Davis 3.00 1 3 1 1 – – –
Logan Frederick 2.00 1 2 1 – – – –
Brittni Holman 2.00 1 2 1 – – – –
Breanna Machado 13.00 1 13 6 – 1 2 11
Mary Moyer 7.00 1 7 3 1 – – –
Brittany Smith 1.00 1 1 – – 1 2 –
Hannah Smith 3.00 1 3 1 1 – – –
Kasey Uetrecht 6.00 1 6 3 – – – –
Totals – – 61 26 3 6 8 23