The Lady Cavs came up short at Washington C.H. 54-50 Thursday night.
Chillicothe will see the Blue Lions regularly beginning next season when it membership in the SCOL begins.
The Cavs led 15-11 after the first periods, but Cavs coach Shawn Blue said Washington CH began to take control in the second, “Their full court pressure gave us some problems… in the last minute and 41 seconds of the (2nd) quarter we were outscored 8-1 to trail 26-22 at the half”.
The Cavs cut the lead to 34-32, but couldn’t get any closer.
Bri Dawes had a career-high 32 points making 11 shots from the field and 9-for-11 from the line. The Cavs were playing without Jenna Holton due to illness. Shay Lett had 6 points, Jasmine Jordan scored five with 13 rebounds, Hayley Large chipped in three with Kayla Keener and Hannah Ray chipping in two points each.
Chillicothe also hit 15-of-20 free throws.
“I really think for the first time I saw some big steps of improvement by our whole team… our effort was really there last night.”
The Cavs will host Gallia Academy Saturday. Game coverage on WBEX follows the Bengals-Houston playoff game.
BOWLERS SPLIT WITH ZANE TRACE
The Chillicothe Boys (5-1) suffered their first loss in head-to-head competition, falling to Zane Trace at Shawnee Lanes 2417-1972.
Trevor Chaney had the top day for Chillicothe with a 390.
Summer Finley paced the Lady Cavs with a 377 series in an 1818-1601 victory over the Pioneers.
Both teams will be back in action with New Lexington at Shawnee Lanes Saturday morning at 10:00.