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|
Chillicothe earned a 70-32 victory at Jackson Wednesday night.
The Cavs 70 points were the most scored this season as was their 38 point margin.
The Ironmen were entering the game on the heels of their first win of the season, but it was evident early the Chillicothe was going to spoil the Jackson euphoria of the previous 24 hours.
The Cavs used a variety of pressure packages to force Jackson into multiple turnovers to build a 24-2 lead through the first period, then 42-13 at the half and 56-22 through three.
Zach Johnson led Chillicothe with 14 points and Pierce Knisley added 13. Tyler Neal led Jackson with 10 points.
Chillicothe (5-11/4-3) will try to win three straight for the first time this season when they host Portsmouth Friday night.
It was a moment only Hollywood could write.
For Chillicothe's senior forward Zach Johnson a dream came true Tuesday night. Johnson entered the Cavs’ game with Dayton Jefferson needing just 23 points to become the newest member of the CHS 1000 Point Club. His landmark point could not have come in a more dramatic or thrilling situation.
With 27 seconds remaining in a 48 - 48 tie Johnson drove into the deep left corner of Hatton Gymnasium and launched a fade away three point attempt.
The result was pandemonium as the ball went through the net to give the Cavs a 51-48 victory over the visiting Broncos. The fans held up “1000 point” placards as the players mobbed Johnson to celebrate the hard fought victory and accomplishment.
The Cavaliers held a three point halftime lead at 29-26 and stretched the difference to a 41-33 lead entering the fourth quarter. The Broncos crept back to take the lead late in the closing moments being led by Nate Sheppard who finished with 22 points for Dayton Jefferson. Shelby Woodall had 12 second half points for visitors.
Tommy Bolte was the only other Cavalier in double figures with 12 points after
converting three crucial free throws in the final quarter. Pierce Knisley added 5, Tim Beard 4, Nate Rosenbauer 3 while Adam Bixler and Nolan Taylor chipped in two each.
As for the game winning shot, it was just another mark for Johnson who’s had a flair for the dramatic with a handful of game winning shots, including Tuesday’s. Johnson said in the postgame interview with Pat Highland and Lou Postage "I always dreamt of scoring 1000 points." Johnson discovered some dreams do come true. However, not all in such a spectacular fashion as witnessed at the Hatt Tuesday night.
The Cavaliers (4-12) head to Jackson Wednesday to make up last Friday’s snowed out game. The Freshman game begins at 5pm, followed by the JV and Varsity contests. WBEX coverage begins about 7:45pm.
CHS Top Basketball Scorers Career (Boys):
Winter weather forced the postponement of the Chillicothe games at Jackson Friday.
The games will be made up on Wednesday 1/30, beginning with the Freshman game at 5pm followed by the JV and Varsity contests.
Play-by-play coverage of the Varsity game will begin around 7:45pm on WBEX (1490AM/92.7FM and on iheartradio.
Close, but not close enough for a win.
Chillicothe’s Zach Johnson hit his final basket of the night, a three-pointer, with 26 ticks left in regulation, but the Cavs came up short at Logan 62-58 in overtime.
Johnson dropped in 30 points on the night, 16 of them in the fourth quarter, to rally the Cavaliers and forced the extra period.
In OT, it was Logan getting the upper hand. The Chieftains jumped out to a 55-51 lead, but Chillicothe came back to tie the game at 56 on a lay in by Nolan Taylor with 2 minutes remaining. Logan’s Anthony McNeal nailed the sixth of his three-pointers to create separation at 59-56. A basket by Tim Beard cut the lead to 59-58 and the Cavs would get no closer.
“We rallied a little bit in some key spots that gave us that next hope for a shot at closing this one out, I think the guys just poured it out there” said Cavs Coach Drew Meister.
“They laid it on the line… and that effort was there and that next stage is the mental aspect of the game.” Meister credited the Logan coaching staff for keeping the Cavs off balance and off rhythm. “One of the things we’re still dealing with is trying to get everybody synchronized… I know for a fact our effort was not outmatched. It was a great basketball game.”
Chillicothe was behind by five points for most of the first half as Logan hit four of its first five shots and led 11-4 three minutes into the game. The Cavs trailed 12-7 after the first quarter and caught the Chieftains to tie the game at 18 with four minutes left till the break. Johnson gave the Cavs their first lead at 24-23 with a bank shot at the 1:33 mark and had the halftime lead at 26-25.
Logan pulled ahead 41-35 through three quarters before Johnson took over in the fourth. The senior hit 6 of 11 shots from the field in the period and added a couple of free throws leading up to the 51-51 score at the end of regulation.
The Cavs improved their shooting from Tuesday, hitting 43 percent for the game. Logan shot 57 percent and won the battle at the free throw line, and area of difficulty this season. Coach John Helber said before the game his team had struggled from the stripe most of the year which led to some of their seven losses. Friday, the Chieftains managed 12-of-19 shots the Chillicothe’s 5-of-7.
“It took a lot of energy out of everybody but I know our kids laid it on the line. I’m real proud of them.”
The 30 by Johnson was a season high. Tommy Bolte added 11 points, Tim Beard scored 6, Nolan Taylor had 5, Carl Harris, Jr. scored 4 and Adam Bixler added 2. Logan was led by McNeal’s 22 and Gavin Jourdan’s 16.
Logan (4-7/4-2) and Portsmouth (4-2) are tied for second place behind SEOAL unbeaten Warren.
Chillicothe (3-12/3-3) is off until a road trip to winless Jackson Friday.
Logan Elm won the tale of two halves at Hatton Gym Tuesday night in a 42-31 victory over Chillicothe.
The Cavs held Logan Elm to just nine first half points while taking a 16-9 lead into the locker room at halftime.
The second half went the Braves way.
Poor shooting by the Cavs (21%) and Logan Elm getting its offense going in the third period gave the Braves a 23-20 advantage through the third period. The Braves kept Chillicothe at bay with a 19-11 fourth quarter.
Zach Johnson led all scorers with 17 points. Adam Bixler had six points, Tommy Bolte four and Pierce Knisley and Nolan Taylor added two each.
Logan Thompson had 14 points and Dylan Young added 13 to lead the Braves.
Chillicothe slips to 3-11 and travels to Logan Friday night.
Logan Elm improves to 8-4 and plays Teays Valley Friday in Ashville.
The Gahanna Lions set the tone early and kept the pedal down in a 69-52 win over Chillicothe Saturday.
The Cavs were down 8-0 before Tommy Bolte broke the ice at the 3:50 mark in the first quarter. Two quick baskets by Adam Bixler and a three by Zach Johnson cut the lead to 10-7 and that was the closest Chillicothe was able to get.
Gahanna used high percentage shots in the paint, combined with quick defense to lead 33-16 at the half and extended the margin to 54-31 after three periods. The Lions out-shot the Cavs 66-41 percent from the field.
Johnson led the Cavs with 23 points. The Lions held Johnson to just three points at the half. Bixler and Bolte combined for 15.
Chillicothe 3-9 returns to SEOAL action at Logan Friday and host Logan Elm this Tuesday.
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,