Warriors hand Colts first MOAC defeat


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Clear Fork’s Jay Swainhart is surrounded by Ontario defenders Saturday night.

Clear Fork’s Jay Swainhart is surrounded by Ontario defenders Saturday night.


BELLVILLE — The MOAC boys basketball title race got a bit closer last weekend.

Ontario’s 61-52 win Saturday night gave the Colts (15-3, 10-1) their first conference loss of the season.

Despite taking a 9-0 lead early, Clear Fork watched the visitors go on a 14-2 run ad take a 14-11 lead. The game was knotted at halftime 28-28.

Brennan South had 28 points for the Colts while Jared Schaefer contributed 9 and AJ Blubaugh 8.

Shaquan Coburn paced the Warriors (7-7, 6-4) with 17 and Griffin Shaver added 15.

Ontario shot 14-of-16 from the free throw line.

The Colts visit Loudonville Tuesday night before going to Marion to take on Pleasant Friday night. A win over the Spartans, who are in second place, would clinch an outright title for Clear Fork.

Pleasant beat River Valley 72-48 Saturday night, thanks to a big second half.

Clear Fork’s Jay Swainhart is surrounded by Ontario defenders Saturday night.
https://www.thebellvillestar.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/39/2019/02/web1_710_4759-1.jpgClear Fork’s Jay Swainhart is surrounded by Ontario defenders Saturday night.

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