Greenville freshman, Eric Brenner drills one of his two 3-pointers in the Wave's win over the Butler JV Aviators. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville JV defeats Butler Aviators

Fourth quarter comeback gives Greenville JV MVL win over Vandalia-Butler

GREENVILLE – The Green Wave JV basketball team battled back from an 8-2 deficit after one period of play to defeat the visiting Vandalia-Butler Aviators 29-27 in MVL play.

“Just like a usual conference win,” said Greenville JV coach, Matt Hamilton said of the tight game. “It’s good to see this group of young guys – they have to fight every time out.”

Greenville turned the tables on the Aviators in the second allowing the visitors a lone basket while getting a 3-pointer each from Eric Brenner and Drew Hamilton and a Jack Chick free throw to trail Butler 10-9 at the halftime break.

Period No. 3 was played to a 9-9 score with Brenner accounting for 7-points and Hamilton adding a basket sending the teams to the final quarter with Butler holding a 1-point advantage at 19-18.

“We missed a lot of shots throughout the game that we should have made and we normally make but that is part of the game,” Coach Hamilton stated. “You have to play defense and keep playing tough and they did that tonight.”

Greenville took advantage of 4-points each from Fall and Hamilton and a Braeden Wills 3-pointer to outscore the Aviators 11-8 in the fourth quarter to earn a 2-point comeback win over Vandalia-Butler.

“A night like tonight – a Night of Champions, we have a lot of people here,” Hamilton said. “We always want to set the tone for the varsity so getting a win is a good start.”

Eric Brenner led the Greenville JV with 10-points. With the win the Wave JV improves to 8-7 on the season.



GREENVILLE – E. Brenner 10, D. Hamilton 9, EB Fall 6, B. Wills 3, J. Chick 1 – TOTALS 7 3-5 4 29

BUTLER – K. Wheaton 12, L. Seibart 7, AJ Holderman 6, R. Gilmore 2 – TOTALS 12 3-9 0 27


Greenville 4 (E. Brenner 2, B. Wills 1, D. Hamilton 1)

Butler 0


02-07-09-11 – 29 Greenville

08-02-09-08 – 27 Butler

Green Wave freshman, Drew Hamilton drives to the basket for a score in Greenville's win over Vandalia-Butler.
Greenville freshman, EB Fall scores for the JV in the Wave's MVL win over Butler. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Jack Chick drives for a loose ball in Greenville JV win over the visiting Butler Aviators. (Gaylen Blosser photo
Greenville's Braeden Wills buries a 3-pointer in the Wave's win over the Butler JV team. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Chase Drew puts up a shot in the paint for the Wave in the team's JV win over the Aviators. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser

Gaylen Blosser / Publisher

Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at or 937-459-9547.

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