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December 21, 2013

H.S. boys basketball: Renz, Danville pull away from Milton

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Zach Kozick added 10 points for Danville, including a team-high four steals and five assists, while Shayne Riley and Phil Stemm each scored eight.

The Black Panthers kept the game close in the first quarter, trailing by just three after Riley went 1-for-2 at the line with 1 second left.

From there, Danville took advantage of Milton's offensive lull, as the Ironmen went on a 13-0 run to build a 15-point lead before the Black Panthers finally scored in the second quarter with 5:20 to play.

"They were taking the shots that we wanted them to take and they went in. Reason being, I wanted to keep them away from the boards playing that defense," Milton coach Gene Bruno said. "The game was probably lost because of (rebounding) down the stretch because we weren't getting some rebounds that we should have had when we had it cut. Lets call a spade a spade: we had it to seven and the next six, seven (Danville) points were from the foul line."

The Black Panthers had just eight offensive rebounds in the loss.

Milton did an effective job sharing the ball as four players scored in double figures. Travis Krall led the team with 17 points while also grabbing eight rebounds before fouling out with just under a minute to play. Ethan Baker added 12 points and Logan Feltman scored 10.

One key for the Ironmen was keeping the ball out of Milton's hands and maintaining possession.

"If we slow the ball down, we're a good basketball team. We rushed some things, turnovers here and there, (and) they started making some shots and -- all of a sudden -- it dwindled to 10 points, seven points," Renz said. "You just have to be careful. Just got to calm yourself down and make sure you get possessions and take some time off the clock."

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