Unbeaten and top 20- ranked Canal Winchester stormed back from a 12 point halftime deficit to beat Chillicothe 70-67, Wednesday night.
It was no secret that Canal Winchester senior Brady Snyder was going to take the final shot with the score tied at 67-67. The coach’s son dribbled out the clock, momentarily lost the ball, and then grabbed it and fired from beyond the three point line drawing nothing but net, putting a dagger in Chillicothe’ hopes for an upset over the 13th ranked Division 1 team in Ohio.
Snyder’s bullseye gave him 28 for the night and answered Chillicothe’s Jayvon Maughmer’s game tying rebound bucket with 20 seconds remaining. Maughmer had a season high 24 for the Cavaliers.
The first quarter was pretty even with Chillicothe leading 20-16. The Cavaliers dominated the second stanza hitting 8 of 14 and 4 threes to go up 40-28 at half.
The Indians came charging back in the third out scoring Chillicothe 25-8 and scorching the nets on 11 of 13 shooting. Canal was up 53-48 heading to the final quarter.
The Cavs fought back behind two big three point plays by Tre Beard, a clutch three by Chris Postage, and Maughmer’s three baskets to tie it at 67.
Beard added 17 and Brandon Noel notched 14 (all in first half) for Chillicothe. The Cavaliers were 25-47 on the evening for 53% and 9-18 on three pointers. Canal shot a scintillating 17 of 25 in the second half for 69%.
6’4” Junior Bilal Sow hit for 22 for the Indians giving he and Snyder 50 of the CW 70 points. The Cavaliers certainly played right with the 9-0 Indians and almost overcame a loud home crowd and a game that seemed to be called inconsistently at times by the officials.
Chillicothe is now (8-4) and travels for their third road game this week at Miami Trace Friday. The Cavs are (4-1) in FAC play, even with Washington CH.
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