The Chillicothe Cavaliers went on the road to Greenfield Friday night and came away with a solid 60-51 win over the Tigers. The Cavaliers win sets up a four-way tie in the FAC with no undefeated teams just three games into league play.
Washington CH also suffered their first FAC loss in a 62-55 overtime loss to Jackson.
Chillicothe produced one of their best offensive performances of the season, jumping out to a 19-11 first quarter lead on 7-13 shooting .Junior Jayvon Maughmer stepped up big time, netting 9 first quarter points and 19 for the night to lead all scorers.
Chillicothe stretched their lead to 32-20 at halftime and maintained that advantage through the second half, despite foul trouble for Chris Postage and Brandon Noel. Two keys to the Cavs maintaining their lead were bench support from J’Quan Harris and Josh Howard who combined for 11 points, and Tre Beard hitting 8-8 free throws in the final half.
The Cavaliers were 22-41 from the floor (54%) and 12-16 on foul shots (75%). The Tigers were 17-44 for 39% but only 2-9 on three point shots.McClain would never go away and tried to make a late run. The Tigers had balanced scoring with five players scoring between 7 and 13 points. Devin Carter led the Tigers with 13 while Garrison Banks netted 12.
The Cavaliers junior duo again led Chillicothe with Maughmer hitting for 19 and Beard 13. Chris Postage added a season high 8 markers.
The win sets up a four-way tie with McClain, Chillicothe, Jackson, and Washington CH all at (2-1) in FAC play.
The Cavaliers will play their third game of the week on Saturday at Logan to be broadcast on WBEX 92.7FM/AM 1490 and iHeart Radio.
CHILLICOTHE: Beard 13; Maughmer 19; Noel 6; Potage 8; Roper 3; Harris 5; Howard 6.
McCLAIN: Carter 13; Banks 12; Mischal 9; Badgley 2; Cockerill 7; Penwell 8.
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