Branden Maughmer came off the football field a few weeks ago after leading the Cavs to FAC Championship and a playoff appearance. The basketball touch and legs started showing up last night as the Cavs senior led Chillicothe on a 10-0 late third quarter run to help put Washington C.H. away 67-48.
Maughmer lead all scorers with 21 points, including 14 in the early second half. Sophomore brother Jayvon Maughmer came off the bench in the second stanza to hit three consecutive threes to help the Cavs to a nine point halftime lead.
The Blue Lions made a quick run to start the third quarter and got within 4, before Maughmer and company took off. Mr. Consistent, Simon Roderick had his third straight 12 point game and sophomore big man Brandon Noel came off the bench to also finish in double figures with 10.
The Blue Lions, who hit 12 threes last Friday night were held to 6 threes by the Cavs. Inside, junior Blaise Tayese scored 13 while junior Evan Upthegrove hit for 14 to lead WCH.
Chillicothe is (3-0) and (2-0) in conference play with McClain coming to Hattie Gym on Friday. The Blue Lions fall to (0-2) in FAC play.
Greg Bigam's play-by-play call of the game can be found on our podcast link below...