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.
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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|
Last year it was a buzzer beater at Jackson. Friday night, Zach Johnson drilled a three-pointer to lift the Cavs to a 38-37 win over Gallia Academy.
Cody Call had just given the Blue Devils a 37-35 lead with13 seconds remaining.
Then came Johnson’s shot. The senior forward calmly walked the dribble to the top of the key and nailed the shot from 20 feet out.
Coach Drew Meister shook up his lineup starting two freshmen and assigning Carl Harris, Jr. to his first varsity start. The result was a two-tap tip for a steal by Harris, who forwarded the ball ahead to Nate Rosenbauer, and the Cavs had a 2-0 lead just 16 seconds into the game.
Meister said it all started in practice this week. “Everything this week had been, those guys that are producing effort and energy every day in practice, give me four days and you’re gonna earn the time and you’ll see what good things happen as a result.”
The Cavs held leads of 6-3 and 8-5 before Gallia gained the advantage to close out the first period. The Blue Devils kept up the pace in the second to gain a 5-point edge before the half. Tommy Bolte got a put back to cut the margin to 21-18 into the break.
“We were able to get it done by committee… you do not lay off the pedal, whether it’s in the practice setting in the drill work and certainly on game night. So, I’m just proud of those guys, leading that example.”
Reid Eastman got a layup to open the second half, but then the Cavs answered with an 8-0 run on baskets by Adam Bixler, sandwich by two Zach Johnson buckets and Bolte hit a jumper for a 26-23 lead.
The two teams opened the fourth tied a 26. Gallia took a 31-28 lead before Johnson tied the game on two separate trips at 31-31 and 33-33. Bolte tied the game at 35 on a free throw with 1:13 remaining.
Then Call hit the shot for the lead and Johnson answered with the game winner.
Call had a desperation shot at the buzzer which rimmed out.
Johnson led the Cavs with 14 points while Bolte had 8, Rosenbauer 6, Harris 5, Bixler 3 and Tim Beard 2.
Justin Bailey paced the Gallia attack with 17 points.
The Cavs squeaked out the win to improve to 3-8 and 3-2 in the SEOAL.
Chillicothe heads to Gahanna Lincoln Saturday. Coverage on WBEX 1490AM and 92.7FM begins around 7:45pm.
Tommy Bolte hit a three pointer to cut Warren’s lead to 10-9 in the first quarter.
It was the closest the Cavs would get in a 72-46 loss to Warren, which improved to 4-0 in the SEOAL.
The Warriors went on a 27-10 run to close out the first half for a 37-19 lead.
“We had no answer on the interior” said Coach Drew Meister. “When they’re that deep in the paint, it’s just too late to go for that dig (by the guards defensively). So, it was easy pickin’s for double zero down low”. Meister was referring to Dylan Leffingwell who led the Warriors with 18 points along the low block.
Warren made 65 percent of their shots overall, but did the most damage in the second quarter making 8-of-10 field goals. The Cavs hit 48% from the field and 10-of-14 from the line.
Leffingwell wasn’t the only Warrior to feast off the block. Michael Hall (14 points), Evan French (14 points) and Reese Patton (10 points) scored all but 8 of those points within 5 feet of the bucket.
Zach Johnson poured in 26 points and was the only Cavalier to get into double figures.
Chillicothe (2-8/2-2 SEOAL) returns to Hatton Gym next Friday with Gallia Academy,
In Chillicothe’s consolation battle with Sugarcreek Garaway, the Cavs never got in sync...while their opponent operated as a well-oiled machine.
The Garaway Pirates won the match 55-29.
The Cavs played the first 17 minutes without leading scorer Zach Johnson (20.8ppg), and a number of younger Cavaliers who made the trip found themselves shouldering a good bit of the load.
Tommy Bolte hit a basket to tie the game at 2-2 and Nate Rosenbauer
dropped in a bucket for a 4-2 lead. Then, Garaway took over, scoring the next 30 points.
The Pirates closed out the first quarter hitting 11-of-14 field goals to build a 26-4 lead after the first period. Garaway jumped ahead 32-4 before Rosenbauer hit another bucket to snap the 30-0 run by the Pirates.
Chillicothe won the second half of play but was never able to overcome the surmountable lead built by Garaway in the first half.
Chillicothe (2-7) returns to play with an SEOAL showdown for first place in the league at Warren. The Warriors (3-0) are a game ahead of Chillicothe (2-1) in the SEOAL.
Chillicothe (2-5) takes its two game winning streak to New Philadelphia for the Quaker Holiday Classic Friday and Saturday nights. Chillicothe will face Millersburg West Holmes in the tip off at 6pm and Sugarcreek Garaway plays host New Philly in the nightcap. The losers will square off at 6pm Saturday with the winners meeting for the championship at 8pm.
Cavs Coach Drew Meister says the play will be very similar to what his team faced in the Grove City Tip-Off Classic to start the season with “…high-caliber teams in the field. It gives us a chance to go on the road and stay overnight, give that experience to our guys… and It’s an opportunity to extend our chemistry.”
Meister says he’s happy his kids will get a chance to hit the road, into a region that’s just minutes from his old stomping grounds (Uhrichsville). The new Cavs coach is a graduate of Claymont High School.
“They’ve earned the opportunity. They’ve gone through a good bit of a transition and we’ve made some strides of progress. I’m real happy we’re gonna be a part of this.”
So, what about the teams lacing up to face the Cavaliers?
Meister on West Holmes: Number one, they’ve got a size advantage at three spots. They’ve got a corps of seven guys coming back and six of those are seniors. They’re pretty interchangeable with what they can do. They’re led by one of the best guards we’ll see throughout the season (Brady Arnold). He’s a little bit undersized kid, but he’s a high blue-chip type caliber kid.” Just a junior, Arnold is being courted by a number of the high D2 level schools in the Great Lakes League.
Meister on Garaway and New Philadelphia: “Garaway’s a pretty balanced group. They’ve got some versatility in how they approach the game, but it comes down to some pretty good execution in the end. (New Philadelphia)”is kind of the same. Coach Spurgeon does a good job. You can expect a wide variety of defensive schemes thrown at you from each of these two programs when you face them the next day. We’ve been mixing that into our practice preparation, gone reps against zone and man and added a few wrinkles here and there but really we’re still fine tuning what we’re trying to do in in late game situations on a daily basis. A couple of our “go to” sets that we want to have in our pocket so that we know the counters and the adjustments we have to make based on how the defense plays it.”
The Cavs will begin their trek to New Philadelphia Friday morning about 9am, have a shoot around on the Quakers’ home floor then get some rest before the 6pm tip-off.
Friday’s game coverage begins about 5:45pm on WBEX (1490AM/92.7FM) and online at wbex.com through iheartradio. If the Cavs win Friday, Saturday’s broadcast will start around 7:50pm. If they drop Friday’s battle, coverage of Saturday’s game will pick up after the Buckeyes and Chicago State around 6pm.
The Cavaliers overcame a 46-41 deficit at Portsmouth to get past the Trojans 58-56 Friday night.
Chillicothe regained the lead on a 6-0 run to start the 4th period and Tommy Bolte drained one of his five 3-pointers for a four point margin with 5:05 remaining.
Chillicothe never trailed again and the Cavs notched their second straight win.
The game opened easy enough. Shots that weren’t finding the bottom of the net earlier in the season began to fall and the Cavs jumped out to a 10-2 lead. Portsmouth closed to within 14-10 after the first 8 minutes.
But opening the second period, Zach Johnson dropped in a pair of free throws and a running layup sandwiched between two Bolte bombs and Chillicothe’s lead widened to ten. Adam Bixler and Pierce Knisley added a pair of buckets each and the Cavs had a comfortable lead at the break 34-12.
The Cavs made 8 of 9 field goals in their hottest streak of the season.
The Trojans answered in the third quarter. The home team rolled in the first six points of the half to pull with seven… then Portsmouth used an 18-2 run to tie the game at 36 at the 2:42 mark on a three by Jayllen Carter. Sky Oliver drained a three-ball from the corner and Portsmouth had its first lead of the night 39-36. Portsmouth completed the quarter out scoring Chillicothe 25-7.
The Trojans’ third quarter dominance feasted off of luring the Cavs into Portsmouth’s clutches.
“We fell into that trap with them switching to a zone and extending it” explained Coach Drew Meister “and we were trying to make attack moves from 35 feet and that’s not really our strength. When we had the open look 3 it really was ‘fool’s gold’ for us and it led to run outs.” Which is when Portsmouth made its furious run. “They’ve got the athleticism and the skills kids to do that in a hurry.”
In the final period, the Cavs righted the ship.
“I thought we had good action without the ball tonight and it yielded some high percentage looks for us”. Meister’s Cavs hit 59% of their shots in the first half “We said ‘hey, we’re shooting the ball well because of where we’re shootin’ it’. Then the third quarter occurs and they were able to put a run out on us… we had to weather that storm.”
Carter led all scorers with 23 points, scoring 12 of his total in the 3rd quarter. Freshman Ky’re Allison followed with 15. The Cavs had 19-point efforts by both Johnson and Bolte and balanced scoring throughout, Adam Bixler and Nolan Taylor had 8 apiece and Knisley’s four.
The Cavs are off until next weekend when they’ll play two games in the Quaker Holiday Tournament at New Philadelphia.
2011 Chillicothe Graduate Jalen Ragland and the UTEP Miners will be back in action Thursday night with Oregon in El Paso, Texas. Catch the action on the CBS Network which is on 322 for Time Warner subscribers, 613 on DirecTV and 158 on DIsh Network.
CLICK HERE to read about the Miners' 62-60 loss to #21 UNLV.
2008 Chillicothe grad Ray Chambers led his Troy Trojans to a win over Georgia State Saturday night. Chambers was 8-11 from the field and grabbed 7 rebounds. Here's the Associated Press recap:
TROY, Ala. (AP) -- Ray Chambers scored 18 points, including the game-winning free throw, as Troy held on to beat Georgia State 57-56 Saturday night.
Emil jones added 11 points and eight rebounds to help snap Troy's (5-7) five-game losing streak.
Trailing 30-16 at halftime, Georgia State (5-5) began the second half on a 28-12 run to take a 44-42 lead with 10:24 left to play.
Tied at 51 with 3:59 remaining, a free throw by James Vincent and two Devonta White baskets put Georgia State ahead 56-51 with 1:47 left to play.
White's basket would be the last points for the Panthers as Troy responded scoring the last six points of the game. Antoine Myers scored five straight points-two layups and a free throw- to tie the game at 56, and then Chambers hit the decisive free throw to give the Trojans the edge.
White led the Panthers with 13 points.
A win cures a lot of ills, and for Chillicothe Friday night, it was a good feeling.
The Cavaliers 67-36 victory over Jackson was the first in Drew Meister’s tenure at CHS.
Chillicothe jumped out to a 16-3 first quarter lead and didn’t look back. Zach Johnson led the Cavs with 21 points, most on points in the paint while Tommy Bolte and Pierce Knisley teamed for another 28. Ten Cavaliers got into the scoring column.
“We put in a little wrinkle this week in practice when we go with some of our competitive drill work , you get two points for an assist…” said Meister. So, our guys, it started to peak their interest a little bit. But, in a game like this, you can share the wealth, get everyone involved… it is a fun game to get out and push it a bit…”
Jackson, who Coach Bob Kight explained before the game, is in a rebuilding year with most of his players never having had experience in a Junior Varsity uniform, let alone a Varsity one. Despite the lack on floor experience, his Ironmen showed some life. Casey Walker paced the Jackson attack with 14 points.
But from the start, it was clear the Cavaliers would rule the day.
One of the things that excites Meister is his team is “…they’re staying coachable. That’s not always easy under a new regime and you’re comin’ out of the shoot 0-and-5 against some pretty tough caliber teams, and they’re doing that. I’m really happy with what’s going on in our program.”
Chillicothe (1-5/1-1) led 32-15 at the half and 50-19 through three quarters in picking up an SEOAL win, which is big heading into Portsmouth next Friday. The Trojans lost at home to Warren 45-31.