Tommy Bolte hit a three pointer to cut Warren’s lead to 10-9 in the first quarter.
It was the closest the Cavs would get in a 72-46 loss to Warren, which improved to 4-0 in the SEOAL.
The Warriors went on a 27-10 run to close out the first half for a 37-19 lead.
“We had no answer on the interior” said Coach Drew Meister. “When they’re that deep in the paint, it’s just too late to go for that dig (by the guards defensively). So, it was easy pickin’s for double zero down low”. Meister was referring to Dylan Leffingwell who led the Warriors with 18 points along the low block.
Warren made 65 percent of their shots overall, but did the most damage in the second quarter making 8-of-10 field goals. The Cavs hit 48% from the field and 10-of-14 from the line.
Leffingwell wasn’t the only Warrior to feast off the block. Michael Hall (14 points), Evan French (14 points) and Reese Patton (10 points) scored all but 8 of those points within 5 feet of the bucket.
Zach Johnson poured in 26 points and was the only Cavalier to get into double figures.
Chillicothe (2-8/2-2 SEOAL) returns to Hatton Gym next Friday with Gallia Academy,