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:
Click on the links below to see photos by Dana Cousins wbex.com
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|
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
Warren’s Evan French was the highlight of the night in a 70-43 over Chillicothe at Hatton Gym Friday.
The loss snapped the Cavaliers' four game winning streak.
The 6’3” Junior forward set a new Warriors’ school record with 44 points, on a night Warren staked their claim to an undisputed SEOAL title.
The two clubs played toe-to-toe through the first quarter, with Warren taking a 22-18 edge. Chillicothe raced out to a 9-4 lead on three buckets by Zach Johnson and Tommy Bolte tacked on a three at 5:30 in the first. The Warriors’ Patten hit three baskets to give Warren its first lead at 10-9. Adam Bixler hit a running layup to force a 17-17 tie and that’s the closest the game would be.
Both teams were sterling from the field, the Cavs hit 8-of-12 shots and Warren answered with 10-of-11.
The Warriors began to pull away out of the gates to start the second period. Patten sank a leaner, French responded with a three and connected again and suddenly the Cavs were trailing 29-18.
French and Reese Patten combined for 35 of the visitor’s 39 first half points, then French turned in a clinic in which he laced the nets on 11 straight shots. Patten scored all of his 20 points in the half.
For the game, Chillicothe shot 50% but Warren was better making 32-of-50 shots for 64% from the field.
Johnson was limited to 13 points on the night. All but two were before halftime, and 8 in the first period. Nate Rosenbuaer scored 10, Nolan Taylor added 9 and Bixler and Bolte combined for another 7.
The Cavs (7-12/5-4) will host Ironton in a non-conference battle Tuesday night.
Chillicothe broke open an 11-9 1st quarter lead and rolled past the Washington Blue Lions Tuesday night 57-38 at Hatton Gym.
It was the fourth straight win for the Cavaliers and next, it’s SEOAL undefeated Warren Friday night.
Drew Meister’s Cavs trailed 5-0 and 7-2 early on, but used a tough-nosed defense to force 19 Washington turnovers.
Zach Johnson’s slam dunk at the 4:59 mark in the second period gave the Cavs a six point separation and by the half, Chillicothe had built a 27-15 lead. The Cavs pushed out to a 42-23 lead through three and led by 27 points with 4:33 remaining after Nolan Taylor completed a personal stretch of three consecutive baskets.
Offensively, the Cavaliers used dribble penetration to work the ball inside which resulted in 56%shooting from the field (24-of-43) while limiting the Lions to 10-of-32 for 31%.
Chillicothe’s Zach Johnson led all scorers with 18 points and the Cavs had three players in double digits, 13 for Nate Rosenbauer and 10 for Nolan Taylor. Tommy Bolte added six, Eddie Wells and Tim Beard had three apiece and Adam Bixler and D.J. Vinson 2 each.
Conner Eckles was the only double figure scorer for the Blue Lions who slip to 11-6.
Chillicothe, now 7-11, will have back-to-back home games with Warren Friday and Ironton Tuesday.
Following their 62-52 win over Portsmouth Friday, Chillicothe stands alone in second place of the SEOAL.
“We took the unconventional route to be where we’re at, but we’re happy to be here”, Cavs Coach Drew Meister in his post game chat on WBEX.
The Cavs have had their rough stretches this season, but with back-to-back league victories (and winners of three straight for the first time), Chillicothe is 5-3.
Warren earned a 63-59 overtime victory at Logan to stand atop the SEOAL at 7-0, while the Chieftains slipped to 4-4 and the Trojans are 4-3. Portsmouth and Warren were snowed out last week.
A nip-and-tuck first half turned into a 4-point Chillicothe lead at the half as Adam Bixler sank a three from the left corner to put the Cavaliers ahead 23-19 at the half.
Portsmouth regained the lead on a three by Sky Oliver for a 28-25 margin in the 3rd quarter. The lead then changed hands three more times until Zach Johnson poured in the Cavs’ next 8 points. Chillicothe had a 33-32 lead and it’s the closest Portsmouth would get the rest of the game.
Nate Rosenbauer gave the Cavs what they needed to begin to pull away. The freshman point guard drained a three pointer to close out the third period, opened the fourth with a pair of free throws and then drilled another bulls eye for an 10-0 run for a 45-33 Cavalier lead.
“I’ve been saying the last couple of times out, we’re growing. And a large part of that growth is to this young man here Nate Rosenbuaer,” Meister said in praising the 5’9” guard who scored a career-high 12 points. “I’m just proud as can be the way he’s seeing the floor, understanding his role and picking his spots… and also knows how to guard, and that’s why he’s out there.”
Rosenbauer said it was easy to explain the momentum swing, “I think we had great ball movement which allowed our three point shooters to get open.”
The Trojans shot better than Chillicothe from the field (20-of-40) but the Cavs had four more buckets and from the line, Chillicothe was 13-of-19 to Portsmouth’s 10-of-19. The big statistical difference would be taking care of the ball. Chillicothe forced 16 Trojans turnovers and committed just six of their own.
Meister also credited the unsung heroes in the victory, “Nolan (Taylor) was the most active…” Taylor was the “paint man” for the Cavs. Meister says he’s “A guy that you can roam off of a bit, and he rotated tremendously well, and he got a couple of blocked shots “.
Johnson finished with 25 points and Rosenbauer’s 12. Bixler and Taylor had 9 each, Devin Zehner added three while Tim Beard and Tommy Bolte added two each. Jayllen Carter lead Portsmouth with 31 points and Oliver added 11.
The Cavs improved to 6-11 and prepares for a battle with Washington Court House at Hatton Gym this Tuesday.