Hughes flexed its defensive might on Carroll, limiting the Patriots to just eight first-half points and posting a 57-38 win in a boys high school basketball Division II district final on Thursday night at the University of Dayton Arena.
»RELATED: Trotwood rolls over CJ
It was the first game of a doubleheader. Top-seeded Trotwood-Madison (22-3) plays Chaminade Julienne (11-14) in the second game.
Coming out of the Springfield sectional, Carroll (16-10) couldn’t get any offense going and was held to two first-quarter points. Hughes raced to a 34-8 first-half lead and the rout was on.
»CAN’T BEAT THAT: Dunbar wins court decision and sectional final
Hughes (23-3) advances to a D-II regional semifinal against the Dunbar/Woodward winner at 8 p.m. next Thursday at Fairmont’s Trent Arena in Kettering. Dunbar and Woodward also will play in a district final at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton High School.
Carroll had a five-game win streak snapped. The Patriots were led in scoring by Eli Ramsey’s 13 points. Matt Cogan, son of coach Tim Cogan, added 10.
»RELATED: Versailles can’t finish great comeback
Shawn Hawkins had 16 points to lead Hughes. D.J. Brewton added 13 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and three blocks.
Thank you for reading the Dayton Daily News and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.
Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Dayton Daily News. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.