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Sheridan 69 Steubenville 43 a final

Sheridan 69
Steubenville 43 a final

… This one was over before the first 1:13 was in the books ! – the Generals punched the Big Reds in the mouth jumping out to a 6-0 lead as the SHS BIGS took control offensively – Luken Hill (6-5) 6 points in the opening qtr./ Grant Heileman (6-7) 6 points / and swing man Landen Russell (6-1) 4 points with deuces by Ethan Heller/Adam Boyle … 20 first period points for Sheridan … if the offensive effort wasn’t enough the SHS defense turned the Big Reds over 9 times in the quarter while holding SVHS to 4 points in the period … Sheridan 20 Steubenville 4 end of 1 … Sheridan IS the most complete TEAM in the D2 tournament imo – the BIGS of Heileman/Luken Hill inside BOTH have played outstanding basketball the last 4 games – Luken Hill has taken his inside presence/game to another level … Landen Russell (soph) outstanding D, getting the putback buckets down low/ he’s the scavenger type player who does it all including scoring around the basket and from that 12 feet and in range – playing like a man on a mission … tonight Heileman picked up 2 fouls in the first qtr but the Generals can bring in Adam Boyle at 6-5 who got plenty of PT when G Heileman was injured for 5 games in the regular season … the SHS bench Boyle/Malone/ Nate Johnson – makes them deeper than most teams … PG Costa Coconus doesn’t score much (tonight nothing on the board) but handles the ball well, gets the offense rolling … add to the mix Mr. Everything for SHS Ethan Heller – scores/handles the ball/ gets into the paint/ shoots the perimeter 3 ball … more importantly he IS the “go to ” guy … Sheridan jumped all over Steubenville in the 1st period with only 2 points from Heller … the 2nd quarter was Ethan Heller’s as the SHS dropped 21 points on the Big Red … Heller put up 10 on his ball alone … Landen Russell added 6 more points … off the bench Nate Johnson knocked down a triple and a deuce for 5 points … MORE defense, MORE Big Red turnovers – 8 more to be exact in the 2nd … 17 for the first 2 quarters … SVHS added 11 points in the 2nd while losing ground … the Big Red had 15 points total for the half … 17 turnovers … more turnovers than points ! the SVHS strength was said to be in the paint – FOR THE GAME the Sheridan inside D held Steubenville to only 11 fgs in the paint – 22 points while Sheridan OWNED the paint … scoring 52 points in the paint ! … inside presence at both ends for SHS … turned the Big Reds over 27 times resulting in 35 points off turnovers … total domination by the Sheridan Generals as they waltzed into the Regional Final Saturday … Sheridan 41 Steubenville 15 at intermission ….. Sheridan 69 Steubenville 43 a final …

Pfloyd’s Official “un-official” Napkin Stats – SteubenvilleScoring … Jorian Jones 14, Josh Zimmerman 12, Calvin Bickerstaff 6, Ryan Rauch 6, Jake Zimmerman 2, Jacob Clevenger 1
3 Pointers … 2/17 … Josh Zimmerman 2
FTs …. 3/7
TOs ….. 27
[b]PnP [/b]… 11 fgs/22 points
PnT … 1 fg/ 2 points in transition

Pfloyd’s Official “un-official” Napkin Stats – Sheridan

 … Ethan Heller 20, Grant Heileman 16, Landen Russell 14, Luken Hill 10, Nate Johnson 5, Adam Boyle 4
3 Pointers … 2/11 … Ethan Heller 1, Nate Johnson 1
FTs …. 5/10
TOs … 13
PnP … 26 fgs/ 52 points in the paint
PnT … 4 fgs/ 8 points in transition

… game balls to the Sheridan boys in the paint … Luken Hill + Grant Heileman + Landen Russell + Adam Boyle = 44 points vs the Big Red as a TEAM 43 points … couldn’t draw up a 1st quarter or 1st two quarters any better than what the Generals put together tonight – outstanding … 1 win away from going to the Show !!! … Best of Luck to the Generals vs New Philly Saturday at 7pm @ the Convo to wrap up The 3 Weeks of the Convo !!! … would love nothing more than to send a Southeast District team to the Show ! …

New Boston 69 Berne Union 64 a final

New Boston 69
Berne Union 64 a final

… what a great game to watch from the Cheap Seats ! the Tigers go 10/18 from downtown … Berne Union 7/21 from behind the arc … 17 threes between the 2 D4 semi-finalists !!! The Rockets came to play with SIZE, SIZE and more SIZE … great game plan – simple game plan “We’re bigger/stronger … put the ball down low in the hands of the BIGS on the block … go down low to set up the 3 ball – Zane Mirgon (2)/ Levi Ross (2)/Brock Unger (2) /Chaz Dickerson (1) … so many offensive boards for the Rockets … BU seemed to be able to do anything/everything they wanted – on the blocks, perimeter scoring WITH the bigs , controlling the boards … turning the Tigers over (5 TOs in the first period) … BU put a 25 spot on the scoreboard in the 1st period ! Zane Mirgon (10pts) / Brock Unger (6pts on a pair of treys)/ Chaz Dickerson (3pts on a triple) / Baron Sullivan (4 pts) & Chase Blevins (2pts) … outstanding all around quarter by the Rockets … the Tigers were led by Marcus Saunders 7pts and 3 pointers by Saunders/Jerome McKinley & Grady Jackson … Berne Union 25 New Boston 15 after one … in the 2nd New Boston found the range from behind the 3 point line trading 2 pointers by the Rockets for 3 balls for the first 6:18 of the 2nd outscoring BU 14-8 to pull to within 4 pts 29-33 BU with 1:42 on the clock … in the final 1:42 the Tigers broke lose on a 12-0 run led by guard Malachi Potts’ 8 points including a 3 point bankshot from 30 ft as the buzzer sounded ! when the dust had cleared the Tigers of Coach Cox had drained 6/9 triples in the 2nd quarter … 9/15 in the first half … what had been a BU 8 point lead with 3 minutes to play in the 2nd quarter ended with NB having one upped the BU 25 point quarter putting 26 points on the board in the 2nd taking an 8 point lead of their own into half time … New Boston 41 Berne Union 33 at intermission … the last 3 minutes of the 2nd quarter might have broken many opponents … BU however brought out the D – turning the Tigers over 5 times in the 3rd … while adding 3 treys of their own in the quarter (2 by Levi Ross) and another by Mirgon (his 2nd of the game) … the big man in the middle Jacob Harmon controlled the paint with 2 putback buckets … NB seemed to try to shorten the game, running more clock with each possession … putting the ball in the hands of Sexton/Caldwell out on the perimeter – resulting in 5 NB TOs and a BU transition bucket … what was Tiger momentum going into halftime … the Rockets took away in the 3rd as BU inched closer … New Boston 54 Berne Union 49 after 3 – game on … at 6:38 in the 4th NB led 57-49 on a Tyler Caldwell old fashioned bucket & 1 in the paint … by 3:13 BU had cut the lead to 55-61 mainly from the FT line with the clock stopped – BU went 7/8 from the line in the 4th … on the other end BU put the Tigers on the line … NB made it interesting down the stretch as they hit only 7/14 from the line in the 4th … at 1:03 NB led 63-60 – a one possession game … FT’s by Jacob Harmon made the score 63-62 NB with :48 to play … Tyler Caldwell knocked down 2 FTs :43.3 NB 65-62 … Caldwell to the line again hits 2 of 2 to give the Tigers a 2 possession lead 67-62 … BU’s McCartney on an uncontested drive the length of the court NB up 67-64 with :16 to play on the clock …Kyle Sexton 1/2 from the line with :12 on the clock … 68-64 Tigers … a BU turnover … Jerome McKinley sealed the Tigers win with 1 for 2 from the line to end the scoring … New Boston 69 Berne Union 64 a final …

Pfloyd’s Official “un-official” Napkin Stats – Berne Union

Scoring …Zane Mirgon 18, Jacon Harmon 13, Brock Unger 10, Levi Ross 8, Chase McCartney 6, Baron Sullivan 4, Chaz Dickerson 3, Chase Blevins 2
3 Pointers 7/21 … Levi Ross 2, Zane Mirgon 2, Brock Unger 2, Chaz Dickerson 1
FTs … 13/17
TOs ….. 10
PnP …. 13 fgs/26 points in the paint
PnT….. 0

Pfloyd’s Official “un-official” Napkin Stats – New Boston

Scoring …. Tyler Caldwell 18, Kyle Sexton 13, Malachi Potts 10, Marcus Saunders 10, Grady Jackson 9, Jerome McKinley 9
3 Pointers10/18 … Malachi Potts 2, Marcus Saunders 2, Tyler Caldwell 2, Jerome McKinley 2, Grady Jackson 1, Kyle Sexton 1
FTs …. 15/25
TOs …. 15
PnP …. 11 fgs /22 points in the paint
PnT ….. 1 fg/ 2 points in transition

… Congratulations to the Tigers of Coach Cox ! on to the Elite 8 to meet a very good Berlin Hiland team Friday night at the Convo … a 7pm tip off to see who represents the SE District in D4 at the Big Show in C’bus !!! Good luck Tigers !!!

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Conference Standings
1. Athens 11-1
2. Alexander 10-2
3. Vinton County 8-4
4. Meigs 7-5
5. Nelsonville-York 4-8
6. Wellston 2-10
7. River Valley 0-12

All-Conference Team
1. Logan Maxfield 12 Athens G
2. Elijah Williams 12 Athens G
3. Justin Hynes 12 Athens F
4. Eli Chubb 12 Athens F
5. J.K. Kearns 11 Alexander G
6. Dylan Mecum 12 Alexander F
7. Caleb Terry 11 Alexander C
8. Gavin Arbaugh 11 Vinton County G
9. Eli Griffith 12 Vinton County F
10. Weston Baer 11 Meigs G
11. Coulter Cleland 9 Meigs G
12. Ethan Boyher 12 Nelsonville-York F
13. Justin Perry 12 Nelsonville-York G
14. Rylan Molihan 11 Wellston G
15. Jordan Lambert 10 River Valley F

Most Valuable Player: Weston Baer – Meigs
Coach of the Year: Mickey Cozart – Athens

Hocking Division
Conference Standings

1. Trimble 14-2
2. Waterford 13-3
T3. Belpre 10-6
T3. Southern 10-6
T5. Eastern 8-8
T5. South Gallia 8-8
7. Federal Hocking 5-11
8. Wahama 3-13
9. Miller 1-15

All-Conference Team
1. Brayden Weber 11 Trimble F
2. Blake Guffey 9 Trimble G
3. Jeremiah Brown 11 Trimble F
4. Cameron Kittle 11 Trimble G
5. Russell Young 12 Waterford F
6. Peyton Stephens 12 Waterford F
7. Holden Dailey 9 Waterford F
8. Jerimiah Stitt 12 Belpre C
9. Connor Baker 10 Belpre G
10. Jensen Anderson 12 Southern G
11. Weston Thorla 12 Southern G
12. Garrett Barringer 11 Eastern F
13. Blaise Facemyer 12 Eastern G
14. Braxton Hardy 12 South Gallia G
15. Nick Hicks 12 South Gallia G
16. Bradley Russell 11 Federal Hocking F
17. Hunter Smith 10 Federal Hocking G
18. Jacob Lloyd 12 Wahama F
19. Colby Bartley 11 Miller G

Most Valuable Player: Brayden Weber – Trimble
Coach of the Year: Howie Caldwell – Trimble


Fairfield Union 45 Zane Trace 51 a final

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Fairfield Union 45
Zane Trace 51 a final
… Tough matchup for FU in that they DID match up size wise – with length but as I posted in the pregame it WAS the finesse of FU vs the physicality of ZT … in the end it came down to the Falcons having an offense that sets up with the perimeter game … when FU got the ball down low – “down low” was from the blocks up/out while Zane Trace has an offense that sets up in the paint/ getting the ball “down low” – where “down low” was BELOW the blocks … big difference … the Falcons were 3/13 through the first 3 quarters before launching 10 treys in the 4th (4/10) … ZT with the 3 ball not being THE priority went 3/6 from the perimeter … the Falcons had the lead in the 1st period on an Evan Conley triple to open the scoring … ZT forged the tie at 5-5 with a Nick Nesser medium range jumper and Cam Evans transition bucket … FU took leads of 8-7 and 10-9 behind a 2nd triple by Conley, a drive and left handed scoop layup at the rim by Ryan Magill and a bucket on the block by Houston Harrah … the 10-9 lead was the last lead of the game for the Falcons as Cam Evans knocked down his favorite shot a pull up mid range jumper to end the scoring in the 1st … Zane Trace 11 Fairfield Union 10 after 1 … the 2nd quarter the Pioneers went to it’s strength in the paint as Colby Swain/Nick Nesser/ Triton Davidson each added a bucket down low on the blocks … Cam Evans did what Cam Evans does best – take the ball into the paint – it’s either points on fgs or the 6-0 jr guard goes to the line … in the 2nd Evans went to the line … 2/2 … defensively ZT held FU to 2 fgs Conley/Harrah one each in the paint with the FU pg Conley adding 2/2 from the charity stripe … Zane Trace 22 Fairfield Union 16 at intermission … one thing you can count on with a Coach Eversole/Coach Goodyear coached team is that adjustments are made … with FU going 2/11 from downtown in the first 2 quarters the Falcons come out looking to get better looks … FU took only 3 treys in the 3rd … with sophomore Ryan Magill dropping a deep one to draw FU to 20-22 before Evans hit another midrange jumper for a ZT 24-20 lead/ Huston Harrah with a drive to the hole for 2 … 22-24 ZT … Evan Conley went to the FT line for 2 dropped them both 24-24 … where do you go when you need points – look for #10 Cam Evans the junior guard came thru as he added 6 points in the period and Triton Davidson a deuce … FU would not go away as Chase Poston got his first fgs on back to back transition buckets (5 pts in the period) … Zane Trace 33 Fairfield Union 30 after 3 … the final quarter opened with Cam Evans on a mid range jumper 35-30 ZT … Evan Conley drilled a trey 33-35 ZT … that was as close as FU could get the rest of the way … FU picked up 4 treys in the 4th on 10 attempts (2 Conley/1 each Poston and Harrah) … drawing within 4 at 40-44 with :43.2 on the game clock … ZT went 12/14 from the FT line in the final period … Cam Evans with the ball in his hands went 7/9 in the 4th as the sr guard wanted the ball down the stretch … Zane Trace 51 Faifield Union 45 a final …Pfloyd’s Official “un-official” Napkin Stats – Fairfield Union

Scoring … Evan Conley 20, Huston Harrah 12, Chase Poston 8, Ryan Magill 5
3 Pointers 7/23 … Evan Conley 4, Chase Poston 1, Ryan Magill 1, Huston Harrah 1
FTs… 8/12
TOs … 10
PnP … 8 fgs/16 points in the paint
PnT … 2 fgs/4 point in transition

… excellent season for the Falcons, backing up their District final appearance in 2018 with an appearance in the District final in 2019 … only 8 fgs in the paint for FU told the story as the Falcons were forced to the perimeter where 7/24 from downtown wasn’t enough vs a ZT TEAM who lives IN the paint with Nesser/Davidson and Cam Evans who as much as the posters tell me about his 3 point prowess – his GAME IS in the paint, and/or the mid range jumper and getting to the FT line … FU could not stop Evans from getting into the paint or get him to give up the ball … FU has some big time pieces returning for 2019-20 … Ryan Magill/Chase Poston/Andrew Moll/Huston Harrah … not a bad group of starters (4 ) with length – 6-2/6-4/6-5/6-5 … the search begins to find a PG to fill the big shoes of Evan Conley …

… I want to thank Coach Goodyear of FU … before tonight’s game Coach G came up to the scorer’s table , thank me for all I do for basketball in the SE District … Coach G has always greeted me before games … a class act, outstanding coach and teacher of the game is Coach G … thank you Coach Goodyear and the FU staff for the FU shirt !!! getting ready for next year begins before long, and summer hoops is but 12 weeks away ! …

Pfloyd’s Official “un-official” Napkin Stats – Zane Trace

Scoring …Cam Evans 23, Nick Nesser 12, Triton Davidson 8, Chad Ison 3, Luke Johnson 3, Colby Swain 2
3 Pointers … 3/6 … Nick Nesser 1, Chad Ison 1, Luke Johnson 1
TOs … 9
PnP … 7fgs/14 points in the paint
PnT … 1 fg/ 2 points in transition
Points from midrange into the paint … 10 points on midrange jumpers/ 14 points in the paint below the blocks … 24 points total … add the points from FT line from getting into the paint – 18 points … 42 points total as the result of getting mid-range shots & getting into the paint …

… the Pioneers move on to regional play ! Coach Kellough has been here before … has the routines down for getting his troops ready at each level – sectional/district and now regional play … Coach K stopped by the Cheap Seats after the game – I’m trying to talk about the game and Coach Kellough wants to know about my health LOL … thanks Coach K for asking … pfloyd wishes you and Pioneers the best in the Sweet 16 !

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Jackson 44 Sheridan 59 a final

photos by David Coyan

Jackson 44
Sheridan 59 a final

… entering the final game of district play at the Convo the Sheridan Generals , the #1 seed out of the Logan D2 Sectional, could only be viewed for what they are – one of the complete teams in the SE District : a floor general in Ethan Heller G/PG , PG Costa Coconus, size in the paint Luken Hill (6-5)/Grant Heileman (6-7) … a swing man in Landen Russell (6-1) who is strong in the paint, a solid defender on the perimeter/rebounder … off the bench MORE size in 6-5 Adam Boyle /6-3 Ethan Malone/6-2 Nate Johnson … not many teams in any of the division can match that mix on TEAM … ALL quality TEAMs that expect to go deep in the post season MUST have “THAT” player – their “go to” guy, a player who can “go get” points, who is calm under pressure/who answers the oppositions run with a big bucket on the perimeter, in the paint, at the FT line … yeah the Generals have one of those players – Ethan Heller …

… the Ironmen of Coach Morrow came to play ! opened the game going 5/5 from behind the arc vs the Sheridan 3/2 zone – Caleb Wallis with 1/ Nevan Yates 2/Cooper Donaldson 2 … while Sheridan went where we in the Cheap Seats figured they would go – to the bigs in the paint … in the 1st quarter it was 6-5 jr. F Luken Hill taking the ball to the rim for 7 points to keep the Generals above water with the JHS perimeter assault … Heller added 5 points on a trey and pair of FTs … Jackson 19 Sheridan 12 end of 1 … adjustments … basketball IS a game of adjustment – the JHS perimeter shooting took SHS out of their zone … the Generals went man to man in the 2nd … the Ironmen picked up an early transition bucket by Cooper Donaldson to put JSH up 21-12 … the Ironmen never scored again in the quarter … 0/5 from beyond the arc, didn’t get to the line … the Generals went on a 10-0 run to finish the 2nd … 5 more points for Heller (three ball #2) … Luken Hill/Branden Russell each picking up put back buckets in the paint … Sheridan 22 Jackson 21 at the half …

Jackson was unable to establish a perimeter game again in the 3rd 0/3 from three point land … Cooper Donaldson led the charge into the paint as the senior forward attacked the rim for 6 points … PG Caleb Wallis added 2 points/Treylan Davis 2 points from JHS … Ethan Heller matched JHS as he had 6 more points/Costa Coconus added the difference in the quarter splashing a triple … Sheridan 35 Jackson 31 end of 3 … the 4th and final period saw the Ironmen’s Caleb Wallis drill a pair of threes only to be matched by the Generals Heller’s 3 triples … Heller put up 13 points in the 4th to go with Luken Hill’s 4 points in the paint … Generals heading to the Sweet 16… Sheridan 59 Jackson 44 a final

Cooper Donaldson driving


Pfloyd’s Official “unofficial” Napkin Stats – Jackson

Scoring … Cooper Donaldson 16, Caleb Wallis 12, Nevan Yates 6, Treylan Davis 5, Evan Spires 3, Caden Donaldson 2
3 Pointers … 8/20 … Caleb Wallis 3, Nevan Yates 2, Cooper Donaldson 2, Evan Spires 1
FTs ….. 4/13
TOs …. 13
PnP …. 7 fgs/14 points in the paint
PnT …. 2 fgs/ 4 points in transition

… no quit in the Ironmen … Caleb Wallis along with ALL of the Ironmen went full go for 32 minutes … size does matter – it showed …JHS had to expend so much energy to get a board … no real answer defensively for Luken Hill in the paint … only 14 points for JHS in the paint, the points needed to come from the perimeter – once Sheridan went man to man the open looks on the perimeter disappeared and the scoring in the paint was not how the Ironmen were going to be able to live in this one … great season, excellent game … on an ending note we got a glimpse of NEXT years Ironmen as freshman Evan Spires drained a 3 ball from the right wing to end the JHS scoring … Wallis/Donaldson, Drew Bragg/Evan Spires, Treylan Davis, Braxton Hammond – the Ironmen will be back in contention for Elite 8 status again next season …

Pfloyd’s Official “unofficial” Napkin Stats – Sheridan

Scoring … Ethan Heller 29, Luken Hill 13, Costa Coconus 6, Landen Russell 6, Grant Heileman 2, Collin Hill 2, #23 2 points, Nate Johnson 1
3 Pointers … 6/15 … Ethan Heller 5, Costa Coconus 1
FTs ….. 12/19
TOs …. 13
PnP … 14 fgs/ 28 points in the paint
PnT … 0
Putback Buckets – 4 fgs /8 points on put back in the paint

… Ethan Heller (29 pts) shows again why he is one of the premier scorers of the ball in SE Ohio … can’t find many better than Mr. Heller … best of luck to Sheridan in regional action this week !…


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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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