Franklin Monroe falls in Flyin’ debut despite Conley’s 35 points

It’s not often that Franklin Monroe draws a Midwest Athletic Conference power in boys basketball. That’s what made Monday’s matchup with Minster extra special.

“The MAC is a really good conference,” Jets junior standout Ethan Conley said. “It’s always a good challenge for us playing teams from the MAC. We’ll just have to get better each and every day.”

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A 6-foot-3 center, Conley did his part, converting 12 of 13 free throws and scoring a career-high 35 points. But it was Minster that won, 74-58, in the final day of the 16th annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Fairmont’s Trent Arena.

Franklin Monroe (9-5, 5-1) also lost 60-43 to visiting Versailles on Jan. 6. The Jets are in second place in the Cross County Conference behind Bethel (11-2, 7-0). Bethel defeated Franklin Monroe 66-58 on Dec. 15.

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It was the Flyin’ debut for both teams.

“He was in killer mode the entire game,” Jets coach Troy Myers said of Conley. “Minster did what Minster does, they out-toughed us.”

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Minster’s Jared Huelsman. Minster defeated Franklin Monroe 74-58 in the 16th annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena in Kettering on Sun., Jan. 15, 2018. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF


At Fairmont’s Trent Arena, Kettering

Friday’s results

Spire Institute (Ohio) 80, Fairmont 70

Findlay Prep (Nev.) 50, Huntington Prep (W.Va.) 48

Saturday’s results

Springboro girls 57, Tippecanoe 38

Xenia 67, Olentangy Liberty 60

Pickerington North 51, Princeton 38

McEachern (Ga.) 87, Trotwood-Madison 77

Prolific Prep (Calif.) 75, IMG Academy (Fla.) 71

Sunday’s results

Miamisburg 65, Mountain Mission (Va.) 54

Versailles 65, Sidney 50

Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 81, Fairland 79

Covington Catholic (Ky.) 49, Middletown 33

Prolific Prep (Calif.) 71, Garfield Heights 43

Springfield 73, Cleveland Heights 67 OT

Monday’s results

Minster 74, Franklin Monroe 58

Fort Loramie 58, Thurgood Marshall 53

McEachern (Ga.) 76, Pickerington Central 52

Cin. Hughes 76, Lyndhurst Brush 60

La Lumiere (Ind.) 70, Aspire Academy (Ky.) 67

Upper Arlington vs. Wayne, canceled

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