The Chillicothe Cavaliers rode a strong defense and 58% shooting to a convincing home win over the McClain Tigers. The win coupled with Jackson’s win over Washington CH gives the Cavs a two game league advantage (7-1) with just two FAC games remaining.
All five Chillicothe starters scored in the first quarter as the Cavs got out to a 13-5 lead. McClain was held to 15 first half points while the Cavaliers hit 13 of 20 shots to build a 31-15 halftime advantage.
The Tigers refused to quit and amped up the pressure in the second half forcing 17 Cavalier turnovers in the game. However the lead was too much to overcome and the Tigers could never get a run going to cut the Chillicothe lead to under 13.
Cavs coach Eric Huffer’s first question was “How many turnovers did we have? Way too many.” Coach Huffer complimented the defensive effort, especially holding Kobe Penwell to 2 and Dalton Mischal to 5.
Offensively the Cavaliers put three players in double figures. Junior Tre Beard had a solid night with 17 including three trifectas. Brandon Noel matched the 17 as the 6’7” junior battled foul trouble. Senior Chris Postage continued his solid play with 10 points.
Devin Carter of Greenfield led all scorers with 18 points. McClain was only 1 of 12 from the three point line and only 8-16 from the foul line.
Chillicothe overcame their turnovers with 24-41 shooting for 58%. The Cavs were a respectable 6-15 from the three point line.
A busy schedule continues for the Cavaliers (11-4) as they host Upper Arlington Saturday night (Hall of Fame night). Chillicothe hosts Logan Tuesday and Hillsboro next Friday.
McCLAIN: Penwell 2; Mischal 5; Carter 18; Cockerill 3; Banks 11.
CHILLICOTHE: Beard 17; Maughmer 8; Noel 17; Postage 10; Roper 6.
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