Photo by Dana Cousins\wbex.com
Head Coach: Drew Meister
Tip Off times are approximately 7:30pm unless noted otherwise.
* Denotes SEOAL game
|12-11||at Fairfield Union||40||46||0||5|
|12-21||at Portsmouth *||58||56||2||5|
|1-4||at Warren *||46||72||2||8|
|1-11||Gallia Academy *||38||37||3||8|
|1-12||at Gahanna Lincoln||52||69||3||9|
|1-18||at Logan * (OT)||58||62||3||11|
|1-30||at Jackson *||70||32||5||11|
|2-15||at Gallia Academy *||46||48||7||14|
|2-22||vs WashCH at SEHS||56||43||8||15|
|2-28||vs Athens at Ohio U.||49||59||8||16|
Game Night with the Cavs
Dan Ramey, Pat Highland, Lou Postage and Jim Day set the scene for Cavalier basketball games.
The Drew Meister Show Weekdays at 6:50am
Get a preview and review of the Cavs games, plus meet the coaches and players who impact Cavs Basketball.
Dan Ramey Pat Highland
Jim Day Lou Postage
Dan Ramey and Pat Highland are in their 13th Cavalier basketball season.
Jim Day joined the team as sideline reporter in 2006 while Lou Postage joined the team in 2009.
Dan is in his 28th season as Voice of the Cavs and host of "Dan & Mike in the Morning" on WBEX. Pat is a long time Cavs supporter, former president of the Cavalier Club . Jim found his spot along the sideline and in the locker room as a photographer at football and basketball games. Lou spent many years as head basketball coach at Pickerington Central and Adena High Schools and is the co-host of WKKJ's Vallery Ford Scoreboard Show.
Dana Cousins and Jim Day tag team on photography duties for wbex.com. Dana is also the Assistant Athletic Director for Chillicothe High School. To purchase photos, visit www.danacousinsphotography.com or www.gamedayphoto.smugmug.com.
CAVS PHOTO GALLERIES:
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New Brunswick 59, Cavs 43 (No Photos)
Cavs 51, Dayton Jefferson 48 (No Photos)
Cavs 70, Jackson 32 (No Photos)
Cavs 62, Portsmouth 52 (No Photos)
Cavs 57, Washington CH 38 (No Photos)
Ironton 75, Cavs 52 (No Photos)
Gallia Academy 48, Cavs 46 (No Photos)
Canal Winchester 58, Cavs 53 (No Photos)
Cavs 56, Washington CH 43 (No Photos)
|2||Eddie Wells||5' 11||G||11|
|12||Carl Harris||5' 8||C||10|
|22||Nolan Taylor||6' 3||F||11|
|23||Quentin Davidson||5' 7||G||9|
|24||Nate Rosenbauer||5' 9||G||9|
|25||Tim Beard||6' 2||F||12|
|32||Zach Johnson||6' 4||G||12|
|33||D.J. Vinson||6' 1||G||10|
|34||Devin Zehner||5' 11||F||10|
|35||Austin Elliott||5' 10||F||11|
Chillicothe's Zach Johnson was named Outstanding Player for the 2012-13 Cavs Basketball Season.
Johnson was also named the the Associated Press All-Ohio Team as a Special Mention and First Team All Southeast District.
Tommy Bolte was a Special Mention All District selection.
Adam Bixler received the Cavs' Leadership Award and Tim Beard the Sportsmanship Award.
The Cavs took an 8-6 first quarter lead and stretched it to 27-14 at the half off of 12 first half turnovers by Athens.
After the game Coach Meister reflected “For the most part we put ourselves in a position where we had the ability to win it. And then consequently, on the other hand put ourselves in a position to lose it with some of our shots down the stretch. We didn’t guard the dribble as
well as I’d hoped in the late stages of the game and they capitalized on that…”
Chillicothe forced the Bulldogs into 12 first half turnovers.
Entering the third period, Chillicothe got some empty looks and Athens’ Joe Burrow hit back-to-back threes and hit a running layup to cut the Cavs’ lead. The Bulldogs chipped away at the lead and only trailed 34-28 after three.
When Athens pulled to within 10 points in the third, Meister told his team to be mindful of their shot selection. “We knew that with the shot selection we took coming out of the gate in the second half, we needed to be very careful with what we were doing and it just didn’t seem like it resonated. So, they got a chance to run at us and they didn’t look back.”
The fourth quarter belonged to Athens as the Bulldogs opened up with a 15-5 run to start the quarter. Chillicothe was able to get back within one, 47-46, after a Zach Johnson three pointer. On the Bulldogs’ next possession, Johnson stole the ball with a chance to take the
lead but was unable to connect on his dunk attempt. Athens came back down the court and Zaccizh Saltzman sank a three to put the Dogs back up by four.
The Bulldogs ended the game on a 12-3.
“We’ve got guys in the locker room that are really torn up about this game because they invested everything they could and they felt like this was our second season” said Mesiter. “And we came in here without a hesitation, and I’m so proud of that… we fit right in with the best that this District has to offer, just not on enough possessions.”
Johnson led all scorers with 25 points. Nate Rosenbauer added 7, Adam Bixler 6, Tommy Bolte 5, Nolan Taylor 4 and Tim Beard 2.
Athens had three players in double figures with Ibi Watson scoring 20, Zaccizh Saltzman 13, and Joe Burrow 12 points each.
Athens will face Miami Trace in the District Final next Thursday at 6:15pm at the Convo. The Panthers were 48-41 winners over Logan Elm in the night’s first game.
Chillicothe’s Zach Johnson and Bri Dawes earned All-SEOAL First Team honors in a polling of league coaches.
Cavaliers on the Honorable Mention list, Tommy Bolte and Jenna Holton.
Johnson averaged 19.2ppg and crossed the career 1,000 point plateau this season for Drew Meister’s Cavaliers. Bolte averaged 7.5ppg.
The Lady Cavs one-two sophomore punch for Shawn Blue, Dawes scored 14.2ppg and Holton added 9.8ppg.
Player of the Year honors went to Warren’s Evan French and Jackson’s Madison Ridout. Their respective coaches, Blane Maddox (Warren) and Matt Wallburn (Jackson) are Coaches of the Year.
2012-2013 ALL-SEOAL BOYS BASKETBALL
Player, school Ht Gr Pos
Zach Johnson*#, Chillicothe 6-4 12 G
Justin Bailey, Gallipolis 6-1 12 G
Anthony McNeal, Logan 6-3 12 G/F
Tristan Myers, Logan 6-2 12 G/F
Ky're Allison, Portsmouth 6-1 9 G
Jayllen Carter, Portsmouth 6-2 12 G
Evan French*, Warren 6-3 11 G
Michael Hall, Warren 6-5 10 F
Dylan Leffingwell, Warren 6-2 12 C
Reece Patton, Warren 6-3 11 F
Tommy Bolte, Chillicothe; Cody Call, Gallipolis; Tyler Neal, Jackson;
Josh Mutzner, Logan; Alex Dickerson, Portsmouth; Evan Yabs,
Player of the Year:
Evan French, Warren
Coach of the Year:
Blane Maddox, Warren
*—indicates previous All-SEOAL team honors. #—Johnson was honorable mention in 2010-11.
2012-2013 ALL-SEOAL GIRLS BASKETBALL
Player, school Ht Gr Pos
Bri Dawes*, Chillicothe 5-6 10 G
Kendra Barnes, Gallipolis 5-2 10 G
Kari Jenkins, Jackson 5-10 12 F
Lydia Poe#, Jackson 6-2 11 C
Madison Ridout**, Jackson 5-9 11 G/F
Ashley Frasure*, Logan 6-1 11 F
Peighton Williams#, Portsmouth 5-8 10 G
Jordanna Rauch**, Warren 5-7 12 G
Emma Ryan, Warren 5-11 12 F
Mackenzie Ullman, Warren 5-7 12 G
Jenna Holton, Chillicothe; Chelsy Slone, Gallipolis; Whitney Wills,
Jackson; Paige Davis, Logan; Dasia Kennedy, Portsmouth; Victoria Buzzard,
Player of the Year: Madison Ridout, Jackson
Coach of the Year: Matt Walburn, Jackson
*—indicates previous All-SEOAL team honors. Ridout was co-Player of the Year in 2011-12. Williams and Poe were honorable mention in 2011-12.
Teams are selected via a vote of league coaches. Each team was accorded one automatic honorable mention selection.
The Cavaliers are preparing for their Division II District Semi-Final match with Athens. The game is Thursday at 8:00pm at Ohio University's Convocation Center.
Tickets will be on sale in the Athletic Office at CHS from 9:00am-2:00pm each day through Thursday February 28th.
Evening hours at our CHS Athletic Ticket Box Office will be 5:30-7:30p on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tickets are $6.00 each.
The Cavs Boys Basketball team is making a third consecutive trip to the Convo after notching their sixth Sectional Championship in eight tries at Southeastern High School Friday.
Chillicothe beat Washington CH 56-43, sweeping their season series with the Blue Lions. The Cavs won their first meeting 57-38.
Zach Johnson dropped in 25 points and Nolan Taylor had 16 as the Cavs built a ten point lead in the third quarter at 35-25.
Washington pulled back to a 35-32 score at the end of the period, but Tommy Bolte nailed a three-pointer and Adam Bixler had a put back to extend the Cavs’ lead to 40-32 in the early minutes of the final period.
Neither team shot particularly well (WCH 33%, Cavs 47%) but the Chillicothe boys helped themselves hitting 7-of-9 field goals in the fourth quarter to cement their lead.
Derek Shaw had 15 points to lead the Blue Lions and Garrett Phipps added 10.
The Cavs (8-15) will face Athens (18-3) in the District Semi-final Thursday at Ohio University.
UNIOTO BEATS McCLAIN 51-36
Also advancing to the District for the first time since joining Division II, the Unioto Shermans who earned a 51-36 victory over Greenfield McClain. The Shermans return to the Convo for the first time since 2001.
Unioto increased their 11-7 lead after the first 8-minutes to 22-10 by halftime. Chase Detillion paced the Sherman attack with 18-points.
Trailing 33-17 heading into the fourth quarter, the Tigers could only manage to cut the Unioto lead to 35-25 and could get no closer.
The Shermans avenged a 50-45 loss to McClain in January and will face either Warren or New Lexington at Ohio University on March 1st. The Warriors and Panthers play Saturday night at Logan High School.
Chillicothe ended its 2012-13 regular season Saturday night with a 58-53 loss to Canal Winchester.
As they had Friday night, the Cavs fell behind by double figures, but would manage an opportunity to regain the lead in the final minute of play.
The Indians were coming off Friday’s last second shot loss to Fairfield Union and was in need of a lift. They might have felt good about their chances, while nursing an 11 point lead in the second half. But the Cavaliers had other things in mind.
Thomas Nolan and Seth McCoy were a one-two punch in building a 37-27 lead by halftime. The two combined for 25 points while the Indians shot 76% from the field for the first 16 minutes.
Canal Winchester sat back in a 2-3 zone defense which forced the Cavaliers to work ball movement for open shots or find a crease to wiggle through to the basket. That worked for most all of the third period, but Nate Rosenbauer closed out the third with a basket to cut the margin to 49-41. That sparked a 7-0 run as Chillicothe cut the lead to 49-46.
With 3:12 remaining, Rosenbauer hit a free throw and Tim Beard and Nolan Taylor scored back-to-back buckets. Taylor tacked on two more free throws to whittle the lead to 54-53 with just over a minute left. Canal closed out the game hitting three free throws.
It was the Indians’ 10th win against 12 losses. Chillicothe is now 7-15 after losing four straight.
Adam Bixler scored a career high 16 points behind Chillicothe’s four three-pointers. Zach Johnson added 13 points while Taylor, Tommy Bolte, Rosenbuaer and Beard combined for another 24.
McCoy paced Canal with 22 points and Nolan added 19.
Up next, the Cavs’ post season schedule. Chillicothe travels to Southeastern High School for a rematch with Washington Court House at 8:30pm. The Cavs beat the Blue Lions 57-38 on February 5th. Presale tickets for Friday’s game will be available tickets available Tuesday through Friday from 9a-2p at the Athletic Office and after school in the Hatton Gym Box Office
from 5:30-7:30pm Tues, Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets are $5 and the Athletic Department receives 25% of the presale monies.
Playing without their leading scorer, the Cavaliers managed to make a late run, but came up short 48-46 at Gallia Academy Friday night.
It was the final boys basketball game for Chillicothe in the SEOAL. The Cavs will compete in the South Central Ohio League beginning the 2013-14 school year.
Zach Johnson, who averages 20.5 ppg was unable to make the trip to Gallipolis Friday forcing the Cavaliers to find another way.
Things started off well enough as Chillicothe used a 9-0 run and lead 13-9 after the first quarter. In the second, a Devin Zehner bucket was the only field goal out of eight shots for Chillicothe. Tommy Bolte and Nate Rosenbauer added a free throw each as the Blue Devils poured in 15 points for a 24-17 edge at the half.
Justin Bailey hit a free throw for a 16-all tie at the 4:04 mark in the second and Gallia Academy used a couple of three's to extend the margin to seven.
The Cavs fell behind 32-19 and trailed by 13 points four times in the third period. The Devils drilled three three-pointers and big Jimmy Clagg dropped in a pair of inside baskets. But in the final three minutes of the third, Chillicothe scrapped back to within 8 at 39-31.
Coach Drew Meister switched to a smaller, quicker lineup and began to chip away at the deficit in the final period. Rosenbauer and Bolte had key baskets down the stretch combined with a big three from the corner by Quentin Davison and cut the lead to 48-44. Rosenbauer hit a bucket with 14 seconds left. Gallia’s Cody Call missed two free throws with 12 seconds remaining.
Rosenbauer grabbed the rebound and headed for the other end of the floor. Bixler aimed for three but missed and Tim Beard caught the rebound. Beard was unable to get a shot off while the clock expired.
Bolte and Rosenbauer paced the Cavs with 13 points each, Beard had 8, Davidson and Bixler added 3 apiece and Eddie Wells, Nolan Taylor and Zehner had 2 points each.
Baily led Gallia with 23 points.
Chillicothe (7-13/5-5) will host Canal Winchester in their final home game Saturday night at Hatton Gym.
“They’re the real deal” said Chillicothe’s Drew Meister after watching the Ironton Tigers score a 75-52 victory over his Cavaliers. It was the Tigers’ 11th straight win.
The #3 team in Ohio’s Division 3 got off to an early 6-0 start, but the Cavs kept pace on a bucket by Nate Rosenbauer to get on the board, the Tommy Bolte followed with a three and Nolan Taylor dropped in a layup and tacked on a free throw to tie the game at 10 two minutes later.
Then, the much bigger Tigers finished the first quarter on a 10-2 run for a 20-12 lead through one.
Meister knew the Tigers would be a load, but felt it was important to stay within the structure of his team.
“What makes them the real deal is the fact that they can put three big ‘hosses’ out there to defend a three guard lineup” said Meister.
“We wanted to stick with what we’ve been doing with the three guard lineup… from a defensive standpoint it might have been okay for us to do that, but from an offensive stand point it’s bit much of a mix and a match for us.”
Meister encouraged his players at the half when they were down 37-27. Ironton had jumped ahead by 13 at 35-22, but Zach Johnson put together a 5-point run to whittle the lead down to 8 before the Tigers got a buzzer beater by Zac Carter for the 10-point margin.
“Our guard play stood the test tonight. I told our ‘bigs’, it wasn’t that you didn’t have heart, you didn’t have the gut check, we didn’t really have a good answer” for 6’6” Trey Fletcher, who finished with 24 points and 6’4” Trevor White and Aaron Stephens who combined for 17.
The Cavs saw Warren Friday, who presented as long and lanky front court lineup. The Tigers height was accentuated by thick, muscular bodies. Add to the mix, Carter. The 5’8” point guard became Ironton’s all-time scoring leader last week and hit the Cavs for 21.
Chillicothe had two Cavaliers reach double figures, Johnson’s 14 and Bolte’s 12.
“A good ball club in Ironton” said Meister. “I can see them going the distance.”
The Cavs (7-13/5-4) play their final SEOAL game at Gallia Academy Friday and host Canal Winchester in the regular season finale. The post season begins a week from Friday with Washington Court House at Southeastern High School. The Blue Lions lost to London 71-69 in overtime Tuesday.
The Chillicothe Cavaliers drew Washington Court House in the Boys Division 2 tournament draw for the Southeast District Sunday.
The Cavs were 57-38 winners over the Blue Lions last Tuesday.
Chillicothe (7-12) was selected by coaches as the #6 seed and Washington (14-7) the #3 seed.
Miami Trace (14-6) was picked as the #1 seed and Proctorville Fairland (15-4) was selected #2.
A win for the Cavs sends them to the District Semi-finals at Ohio University to meet the winner of Athens (17-3)-Gallia Academy (7-13) on February 28th at 8:00pm.
The Boys D 2 Sectional/District Composite Bracket