In an admittedly "sloppy, sluggish" game, coach Shawn Blue was happy to come away from Jackson with a 48-29 victory.
Chillicothe battled through a game plagued by whistles, but earned their 11th win of the season behind balanced scoring. Mariah Smith led the Cavs with 11 points and Holly Casto-Lemay hit for 10. Alyssa Oates and Whitney Harewood had 9 points each, while Brittny Strawser and Monique Lee combined for another 9.
Chillicothe (11-8/8-5) will host Jackson Monday night in a make up game to close out the regular season, then travel to Hamilton Township High School Wednesday to face Logan for a third time this season in the Girls' Division 1 Central District tournament.
Winter weather has played havoc with the Chillicothe-Jackson games.
The two were postponed earlier this year at Hatton Gym and rescheduled for 2/10, but now that game has been moved again. The rescheduled, rescheduled game is now Monday 2/15.
Still on, the Cavs trip to Jackson on Saturday with a 12pm JV start and Varsity tip-off around 1:30pm at Jackson High School.
Lady Cavs Gain Senior Night Victory
Tuesday 02-09-2010 4:40pm ET
Chillicothe's Senior Night was a good one for the Lady Cavs.
The Cavs beat Warren 51-36 Monday night in their rescheduled match from last Saturday.
Holly Casto-Lemay led Chillicothe with 15 points, followed by Monique Lee's 14, Whitney Harewood's 11 and Brittny Strawser's 9.
The Cavs' final home game is Wednesday night with Jackson.
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Cavs Draw Logan in D1 Central District Tournament
Monday 02-08-2010 9:14am ET
The Lady Cavs' return to the Central District for post season play, pits them against a familiar foe, Logan.
At the tournament draw Sunday, the Cavs were placed against the Chieftains at Hamilton Township High School on February 17th with a 6:15pm tip. The winner faces the winner of Columbus West/Reynoldsburg.
It's the third meeting this season between the clubs, with Logan winning 47-41 at CHS January 13th and winning their match at home just a week ago last Saturday.
Dan Ramey spoke with Coach Shawn Blue Monday morning for his reaction to facing the Chieftains. Click Here
To see the complete Division 1 bracket, click here.
The Cavs host Warren Monday night in a makeup from Saturday.
WINTER STORM: Weekend Games Cancelled
Friday 02-05-2010 12:43pm ET
Due to the Winter Storm pounding much of the Appalachian Mountain region, all sporting events have been postponed.
FRIDAY 2/5: Boys Basketball at Gallia Academy (Fresh, JV, Varsity), Make up 2/8
SATURDAY 2/6: Girls Basketball vs Warren (JV and Varsity), Make up 2/8 Swimming Quad Meet, Make up TBA
FT Line Bug Bites Cavs in Loss at 45-39 Logan
Thursday 02-04-2010 8:22am ET
At Gallia Academy, the Lady Cavs hit just 24% of their field goals.
Wednesday night, they were cold from the free throw line.
Coach Shawn Blue was happy his team corrected it's shooting from the field, however, not pleased with his team's effort from the charity stripe where they hit just 4-of-17 shots.
Chillicothe had leads of 24-14 and 37-31, but Logan took advantage while Chillicothe had its difficulties at the line.
Monique Lee led Chillicothe with 15 points and Mariah Smith had 12 to round out the double figure scoring.
Chillicothe slips to 9-8 on the season and 6-5 in the SEOAL. They'll host Warren Saturday night.
Cavs Top Trojans 68-40
Thursday 02-04-2010 8:09am ET
Not sure how his team would react following their big win over Marietta Saturday night, coach Shawn Blue was eager to see how they'd handle Portsmouth.
They handled it it very well.
Despite a sluggish start, the Lady Cavs pressured Portsmouth and made the most of their effort with four Cavs scoring in double figures.
Mariah Smith led all scorers with 20 points while Holly Casto-Lemay added 14, Whitney Harewood 12 and Monique Lee 11.
Chillicothe improves to 9-6 and 6-3 in the SEOAL.
The Cavs travel to Gallia Academy Saturday night.
Mariah Smith (Dana Cousins, wbex.com)
Hear Dan Ramey's post game interview with Coach Shawn Blue: Click Here
Chillicothe Hands Marietta First League Loss, 67-64
Sunday 01-24-2010 12:27am ET
A little over a month ago, the Chillicothe Lady Cavs were handed their biggest loss of the season falling to Marietta by 30 points, but redemption came for them Saturday night as they upset the league-leading Lady Tigers 67-64.
The two squads played tight ball in the opening period with Chillicothe leading 13-11, but in the second quarter the Lady Cavs out-shot the Tigers 20-12 to take a 10-point lead.
The Cavs would then stretch their lead to 46-27 with left in the third quarter, before foul trouble and fatigue set in. Chillicothe’s Monique Lee picked up her 3rd foul, Mariah Smith fouled out, and the lead was cut to 12 at the end of the third quarter at 49-37.
Marietta inched within 10 points with a minute left in the game for a late charge.
Lee fouled out with :27 left, anda Marietta shooter put up two free throws to cut the lead to 5. An additional trip to the line cut the deficit to 65-61. Marietta’s Leann Ross then hit a 3 with less than :10 left, but the Tigers couldn’t get another shot in by the end of regulation.
Ross led all scorers with 32 points; Chillicothe was led by Holly Casto-Lemay with 21 points and Monique Lee’s 20.
Marietta was 24/37 from the foul line for 67%, while just 17/64 from the field for 27%.
Marietta now stands at (8-1) in the SEOAL; Chillicothe improves to (5-3).
Four three-point shots in the second quarter set the momentum for Logan as they posted a 47-41 win over Chillicothe, Wednesday. The Lady Cavs led 12-8 after the first quarter, but the Chiefs outscored Chillicothe 18-7 in the second and never looked back after taking a 26-19 halftime lead.
Logan’s Bailey Topf led all scorers with 17 points, while Chelsey Evans posted 13.
For Chillicothe, Monique Lee put up 12 points; Whitney Harewood had 11.
With the league win, Logan improves to (4-1, 6-3); Chillicothe drops to (4-2, 7-4).
The Lady Cavs will next play Miami Trace at the All-Ohio Shootout at Pickerington Central, Saturday.