Chillicothe scored only 41 points on their last road trip to Warren on Saturday. The Cavaliers got the offense going early in Vinton County with 42 in the first half Tuesday night.
The Cavs transition game was rolling and their passing was tremendous against various Viking zones. Chillicothe got to the basket and converted on six old fashioned three point plays on the night.
The Cavaliers busted out for 26 first quarter points and led Vinton County 26-9 after one period. The Vikings cut the lead to 11 at the half and were within 6 midway in the third stanza.
Chillicothe had great bench help though as they lost Will Roderick early to an ankle injury and had Simon Roderick on the bench in foul trouble the whole third quarter. The visitors withstood the Viking charge and led 56-44 after three.
Offensively the game saw two scintillating performances from the point guards. Vinton County’s Jake Speakman was unstoppable getting to the basket as the senior knifed his way inside for 32 points on countless drives to the hoop.
Meanwhile the Cav’s Branden Maughmer was equally spectacular with 30 points, several slick assists, and another slam dunk.
The difference proved to be Simon Roderick and Jayvon Maughmer’s offensive support of Branden Maughmer. Roderick scored 15 despite foul trouble and J Maughmer notched 21 from all over the floor.
The impressive road win sends the Cavaliers to a 14-6 record on the year. They can wrap up a gold FAC basketball Saturday at home with a win over Jackson.
CHILLICOTHE: B. Maughmer 30; J Maughmer 21; S Roderick 15; B Noel 6; C Postage 2; J Jordan 2.
VINTON CO.: Speakman 32; Nevan Yates 3; Naylan Yates 15; B Damron 1;Griffith 9.
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