Versailles closes out season at District Finals

Georgetown wins battle of second half to advance with District Championship

CINCINNATI – The Versailles boys basketball team dropped a 58-49 district title game to the Georgetown G-Men at the University of Cincinnati’s Fifth Third Arena.

Versailles came into the game with an impressive 22-1 record riding an eight game win streak and the state’s NO. 3 ranked DIII team. Georgetown entered the night with an impressive 20-3 mark as well.

The Tigers jumped out to an early 7-0 first period lead before Georgetown battled back to trail by 2 points, 14-12 at the end of the first quarter.

Georgetown knotted the score at 21-21 and grabbed a 24-21 lead on a 3-pointer midway through the second quarter.

The Versailles Tigers clawed their way back to an 8 point 41-33 lead in the third quarter on Noah McEldowney’s third trey of the night only to have the G-Men reel off 9 unanswered points stretching into the fourth quarter.

Versailles’ offense struggled in the fourth connecting on just 1 of 14 field goal attempts and finished the period with 8 points while the G-Men were putting 18 points in the book setting up the Georgetown win.

A Georgetown layup gave the G-Men a 46-45 lead followed by back-to-back 3-pointers for a 52-45 advantage with just over two minutes to play that would hold up for the win.

Georgetown junior guard Carson Miles led the G-Men and all scorers with a game-high 28 points including 6-6 at the charity stripe.

Playing their final game for the Versailles Tigers included seniors: No. 3 Noah McEldowney, No. 4 Eli McEldowney, No. 10 Ben Ruhenkamp, No. 11 Caden Hamilton, No. 23 Jaydon Litten and No. 40 Cole Hamilton.

Versailles closes out the season with a 22-2 record while Georgetown moves on in the OHSAA DIII tournament with a 21-3 season mark.

GEORGETOWN – C. Miles 28, N. Kratzer 12, A. McGinnis 11, B. Burrows 5, C. Malott 2
VERSAILLES – N. McEldowney 14, J. Litten 14, C. Stonebraker 8, B. Ruhenkamp 7, E. McEldowney 6


Georgetown 5 (A. McGinnis 3, N. Kratzer 2)
Versailles 7 (N. McEldowney 4, J. Litten 2, B. Ruhenkamp 1)


12-13-15-18 58 Georgetown
14-17-10-08 49 Versailles.

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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