Chillicothe Captures FAC Gold Basketball


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The Chillicothe Cavaliers finished off a perfect conference record of 10-0 with an 84-47 win over Greenfield McClain. The championship is the third in three years for boys basketball and marks a 29-1 conference record for the current group of seniors.

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The win also saw a second Cavalier reach 1000 career points, as Jayvon Maughmer hit his 1000th point in the first half. Maughmer joins teammate Brandon Noel in the 1000 point club.

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Maughmer and Noel led the Cavs scoring barrage against McClain as Maughmer notched a career high 28 points and a Noel added 19 in less than three quarters.

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The Cavalier transition game was back in full force as they netted 47 points in the first half. Chillicothe nailed 36 of 59 shots for 61% and were a perfect 8-8 from the foul line.

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McClain, who finishes 3-7 in FAC play, hit 17 of 44 shots for 38% and were 7 of 19 from three point range for 36%. The Tigers did suffer 15 turnovers that produced 18 Cavalier points.

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McClain was led by a trio of sophomores as Bryson Badgley notched 17, Preston Saunders added 12, and Braden Wright scored 11.

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Chillicothe is now off for two weeks when they host either Westerville North or Marysville in a central district sectional final on February 28. The Cavs finish the regular season at 18-4.

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McClain claimed the junior varsity championship by breaking a first place tie with Chillicothe with a 28-27 win. The Tigers claimed the win when Chillicothe was whistled for a controversial foul on a Tiger desperation 30 foot shot at the buzzer. The McClain free throw broke the tie and won the JV title for McClain.

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CHILLICOTHE: Beard 8; Maughmer 28; Noel 19; Roper 7; Duncan 2; Smith 6;

Taylor 4; Barnes 2; Crawford 4; McCory 2: Miller 2

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McCLAIN: Badgley 17; Saunders 12; Wright 11; Closson 6; Potts 1.

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