The Chillicothe Cavaliers shot 52% from the floor, hit a torrid 13-20 from the three point line, put four players in double figures, and only committed 13 turnovers on Tuesday night. It would be safe to assume a Cavs victory with those numbers.
The only problem was the opponent was Harvest Prep, now (14-0) and ranked second in Division 3 in Ohio as the Cavs fell 86-77.
The visiting Warriors are the real deal with unbelievable depth and shooting talent. Harvest Prep also scorched the nets shooting 57% from the floor including 12 of 20 from three point land.
Nine Warriors scored and five were in double figures. HP led by eight at the half and 14 after three quarters.
The Cavaliers played a very good game and would never go away. Perhaps their best offensive night of the year, Chillicothe put four players in double figures.The brother combos of Maughmer’s and Roderick’s combined for 62 points. Led by sharpshooter sophomore Jayvon Maughmer’s seven threes and 23 points, the hosts kept the pressure on the Warriors.
Branden Maughmer notched 17, while senior Will Roderick had a season high 14. Senior Jason Benson added 10 and Simon Roderick finished with 8 to help out a balanced attack.
The Warriors balance was just too much with their biggest lead of the night at 17.
The loss is the second straight in non league play for the Cavs. Chillicothe puts their perfect (6-0) FAC mark on the line going to McClain on Friday and hosting second place Miami Trace on Saturday.
To hear WBEX's play-by-play of the game with Greg Bigam and Pat Highland, click on our podcast link below...