LHS sends Mariemont back across the river with an L
The Lawrenceburg Tigers hosted Mariemont (Cincinnati) on Saturday afternoon. The Warriors scored the first basket of the game but a Lawrenceburg three-pointer gave them the lead that they kept for the remained of the game. The win is the third in a row for coach Brad Cutter and the Tigers. Currently sitting at 2-2 in EIAC games, Lawrenceburg will look to keep the win streak going with three conference games remaining (Rushville, S. Dearborn, and Connersville) on the season.
The Warriors opened the game with a 2-0 lead before the Tigers went on a 10-0 run that started with Logan Rohrer completed an old fashioned three-point play. Cooper Bobo and Sam Cornett each put up a basket and Charlie Meyer hit from deep. The eight-point lead was trimmed to four after two Mariemont baskets to end the first period. Rohrer pushed the lead back to seven with the first basket of the second quarter. A put back by S. Cornett and another Rohrer basket were scored for LHS but the Warriors six-points and the score was 17-12 with the Tigers still on top. A Ben Cornett three-pointer and another from Rohrer over the final two minutes was matched by the Warriors and the halftime score was Lawrenceburg 23 Mariemont 18.
Rohrer got Lawrenceburg on the board first in the second half and Bobo put up the next five-points for the Tigers. The next three minutes only netted two field goals, both from the Warriors. In the final two minutes of the period LHS took a 13-point lead with Noah Knigga adding four-points, S. Cornett hitting a basket, and a B. Cornett free throw. The Tigers went into the fourth quarter up 37-24. B. Cornett and Bobo scored for the Tigers in the first few minutes of the final frame before the Warriors went on a 5-0 run. The pair then both had a chance at freebies with B. Cornett knocking down both his shots and Bobo hitting the front end of his giving Lawrenceburg a 15-point lead. Mariemont got their outside shot working and hit two from deep and scored once in the paint making the score 44-37 with 2:30 remaining. S. Cornett nearly doubled his point total over the remainder of the game when he scored six points for LHS, Rohrer added a pair of free throws, and Bobo added four more points to the Tigers scoreboard giving them a 57-41 win over the Warriors.
The Win improves the Tigers record to 15-4 on the season. They will be in action on Tuesday when they host Rushville (4-14) in an EIAC matchup. Lawrenceburg was led in scoring by Bobo who finished the day with 15-points, S. Cornett 13, Rohrer 10, Meyer 6, B. Cornett 6, Knigga 5.