Upper Arlington Patience Beats Chillicothe

(2020 CHS Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees pictured above)

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Upper Arlington walked into Hatton Gymnasium at 9-7 and executed a perfect game plan to knock off the Cavaliers.

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The Golden Bears shot 53%, committed only 7 turnovers, and did not allow any transition points to the Cavaliers the entire night. “They took away our strengths, “ commented Cavs head coach Eric Huffer. “We just seem to have some sort of mental block when we play a D 1 Central District team.”

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Chillicothe could never gain any momentum against the patient Bears. The Cavs again struggled from the three point line hitting just one of ten long range shots in the first half and were a dismal 3 of 16 from the three point arc on the night.

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Chillicothe did go inside to Brandon Noel for 12 first half points and a 23-23 tie at intermission.

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Upper Arlington’s Max Buckley nailed 4 threes, missed only one second half shot and went 8-8 from the foul line to put the Bears ahead and lead the entire second half. Buckley, a 6’2” senior led all scorers with 28 points.

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Only three Cavs managed to score as Noel and Beard tallied 17 each and Jayvon Maughmer, playing with the flu, added 10.

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It was the second loss of the week for Chillicothe and the formula for their opponents has been not to allow the Cavs to transition and play up tempo.

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The Cavs shot just 15 of 44 on the night for 34%. Chillicothe was 11 of 13 from the foul line.

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The Cavaliers are now 13-3 on the season and 7-0 in the FAC. They have another chance Tuesday to try and break the spell against a Central District Division 1 school when they host Canal Winchester.

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