Adena 53 Chesapeake 40 a final

Adena 53
Chesapeake 40 a final

Both young TEAM with the Chesapeake Panthers being “the younger” of the 2 … Adena starts 2 seniors …plays 5 sophomores … Chesapeake has zero seniors on the TEAM … starts 2 juniors plays 3 jrs/4 sophs and a freshman … the district final started as one might expect both teams a case of the nerves – in this situation a team will look to the senior leadership to settle things down – Adena with the only seniors on the court – followed suit as seniors Zach Fout and Caleb Fogelsong led AHS in the opening period to an early advantage on the scoreboard – Fout opening the scoring with a triple and a deuce to calm the nerves of the Blue & White … Caleb Fogelsong pushed the score out to 10-2 Adena with a couple of 2 pointers … with no senior leadership to look to it came down to the freshmen PG Levi Blankenship to get the Panthers off the snide with back to back transition buckets … help from CHS’s Eli Archer (4 points) kept the Panthers in the game early …both teams turned their opponent over in the opening quarter Adena 4 TOs/peake 5 … 12 Chesapeake 8 after 1 … each team traded baskets in the 2nd with Adena being led by their sophomores – Logan Bennett 4 points/Nate Throckmorton 2 pts/ off the bench Jacob Shipley added a triple to break an 18-18 tie … the Adena size showed in the 2nd as Logan Bennett and Caleb Fogelsong both added putback buckets in the paint for AHS with Bennett’s 2 PBB’s coming in the last minute of action to push the Warriors to a 5 point half time lead … Chesapeake had their only 2 ties of the game in the 2nd period 16-16 and 18-18 … CHS never had the lead all night … Adena 25 Chesapeake 20 intermission … Coach Davis’ troop were doing what they needed to do to be IN this one – they controlled the tempo … in the 3rd period they also did what else they needed to do – they turned Adena over – 7 TOs in the 3rd … Adena opened the 3rd as it had ended the first half with soph Logan Bennett getting in the paint for 2 pts extending the lead to 7 pts ( 27 -20 AHS) … enter freshmen PG Levi Blankenship & jr Tylan Hutchison to once again on the perimeter picking the pockets of the Adena guards for back to back transition baskets to go with 2 Blankenship FTs … the duo drew the score to a 1 point deficit … Adena 27 the peake 26 … a Zach Fout (sr) triple pushed the lead to 30-26 … the 3rd ended with a trey by Blankenship to draw CHS to within two … Adena 35 Chesapeake 33 after 3 … a common thread throughout the first 3 quarters was the Peake’s inability to make their FTs … thru 3 the Panthers were 6/11 from the line … a drive by Tylan Hutchison baseline for 2 was the final tie of the game 35-35 … as Adena closed out the game on an 18-5 run … going 12/17 from the FT line needing to make but 3 fgs in the final period … for the peake 3 fgs – one each by Austin Jackson/Tylan Hutchison/Levi Blankenship the rest of the peake’s points were from the line – 7 total points in the 4th for CHS … the key napkin stats for CHS were 5 TOs/ 1/6 from the FT line / 3 Panthers fouling out … Adena 53 Chesapeake 40 a final …

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