Arrows pull out fourth quarter win over Arcanum

Preble Shawnee get late fourth quarter run to down Arcanum

Regan Christ drills one of his three treys on the night in game with Preble Shawnee. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

ARCANUM – The Preble Shawnee Arrows took advantage of a quick start and a scoring run down the closing stretch to defeat Arcanum 47-40 in varsity boys basketball action.

“I have to give our guys a lot of credit,” said Arcanum coach, Roger McEldowney. “They have a lot of heart. They’ve been working really hard and they wanted this one bad and they played like it.”

Shawnee jumped out to a nine point 15-6 first quarter lead that would hold up for the win with Arcanum taking periods two, three and four by a combined 34-32 advantage.

Arcanum took the second quarter 13-5 sending the teams to the break with the Arrows holding a slim 20-19 lead.

Arcanum grabbed 21-20 lead in the opening seconds of the third before Preble Shawnee would close out the quarter 13-12 to take a 33-31 advantage to the final period of play.

The game was tied at 36-36 with 6:06 on the fourth quarter clock and 38-38 at 5:03 before the Arrows would use a 9-2 run to close out scoring on the night to earn the conference win.

“They gave their all and as a coach that is you can really ask,” McEldowney said. “It comes down to execution. They probably executed a little better than what we did down the stretch – that’s the difference in the ballgame.”



PREBLE SHAWNE – M. Shrout 15, I. Blankenship 13, L. Hawley 6, Cooper Roell 5, D. Campbell 5, B. Robinette 3 – TOTALS 9 11-16 6 47

ARCANUM – N. Sharritts 13, R. Christ 9, B. Lock 8, B. Sharp 5, R. Murray 2, C. Thompson 2, G. Garno 1 – TOTALS 13 2-6 4 40


Preble Shawnee 6 (I. Blankenship 3, M. Shrout 2, B. Robinette 1)

Arcanum 4 (R. Christ 3, B. Sharp 1)


15-05-13-14 47 Preble Shawnee

06-13-12-09 40 Arcanum

Mason Shrout scores two of his game high 15 points in WOAC win at Arcanum. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Arcanum’s Nick Sharritts drives to the basket for a score in home matchup with Preble Shawnee. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Isaac Blankenship scores for the Arrows in WOAC game at Arcanum. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Arcanum’s Brady Lock drives to the hoop in home game with Preble Shawnee. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
The Arrows’ Logan Hawley defends against the Trojans’ Nick Sharritts in WOAC action at Arcanum. (Gaylen Blosser photo)