The casual observer wouldn’t have known Chillicothe hadn’t played since February 15th. There was no rust on the Cavalier offense as they racked up a 62-48 Sectional Final win over Marysville at Hatton Memorial Gymnasium.
The Cavs’ three Musketeers, Tre Beard (19), Jayvon Maughmer (18) and Brandon Noel (12) combined for 49 points while Eli Taylor (7), Vinny Roper (4) and Kam Smith (2) gave Chillicothe the cushion necessary for the win.
Chillicothe controlled the game from the start taking a 13-5 lead after the 1st Quarter, then led 31-19 by the intermission. Marysville failed to get closer than 10 points in the second half.
Chillicothe (19-4) has won five straight and will face Pickerington North in a District Semi-Final Wednesday at a site to be determined Sunday afternoon. The game will have a 7pm tip-off with the winner heading to the District Championship Game at Ohio Dominican University Saturday. March 7th at 11:00am.
Throughout the Lenten Season (February 26-April 9, 2020) Fish Fry’s will be held inside the St. Mary’s Church Family Life Center behind the church at the corner of Fourth and Paint Streets in Chillicothe.
Each year, proceeds from the Fish Fry’s go towards sending the 7th and 8th grade Bishop Flaget students on educational trips. This year’s trip is to Nashville, Tennessee.
February 20, 2008… it was the last time Circleville won a District Championship. It was a 39-28 victory over Unioto. Now, nearly 12 years to the date of their most recent Sweet Sixteen appearance, the Tigers are heading back after a 61-45 victory over Vinton County (19-5).
#1 Circleville (25-0) has a Regional Semi-final date with the winner of Thursday’s Lakewood/Whitehall game on Tuesday at Zanesville High School.
The Tigers began to separate themselves from Vinton County shortly following a 17-14 1st Quarter. Before the Vikings knew it, they were down by seven thanks to the inside play of Kenzie McConnell and dribble-drive attack of Jaylah Captain.
Circleville expanded its lead to 33-18 at the half… and that was without 6’1” Center Meghan Davis who sat for most of the first half due to foul trouble.
Vinton County managed to cut the lead to 10 a couple of times in the second half, but the Tigers answered right back.
Trailing by 17, the Vikings whittled the margin to 530-43 on a Morgan Bentley three-pointer with 2:39 left. Circleville’s Tori Bircher followed with back-to-back bank shots, snuffing the Vinton County comeback.
The Vikings had three players in double figures, led by Bentley with 16, Tegan Bartoe added 11 and Cameron Zinn had 10.
McConnell paced Circleville with 20 points. Bircher and Davis tallied 13 points each and Captain had 12. Brie Kendrick had the other three points for the Tigers.
Circleville’s return to the Sweet Sixteen is a 6:15pm tip-off Tuesday at Zanesville High School.