Circleville Pulls Away for 54-34 Victory
Tuesday 12-28-2010 9:22am ET
Chillicothe scrapped their way to trail Circleville by six at halftime (22-16), but the night took a turn when Alyssa Oates picked up her 4th foul.
The Tigers earned a 54-34 win.
Oates paced the Cavs with 12 points, but had to sit the bench with foul trouble.
Meanwhile, Circleville put together a 19-8 third quarter to build a 41-24 lead.
Mindy Williams was the only other Cavalier to score in double figures with 11 points. Kaylee Wright added 5 while Sheyanne Helton, Natalie Howie and Kendall Lewis scored 2 points each.
Chillicothe hosts Warren Wednesday night.
Lady Cavs Fall to Portsmouth 36-30
Wednesday 12-22-2010 9:46pm ET
The Lady Cavaliers basketball team fought and scrapped their way throughout a close game, but eventually fell to the Lady Trojans of Portsmouth by the score of 36-30 on Wednesday night.
The score stood at 20-13 at the half, but some stingy Cavalier defense and ice cold Portsmouth shooting allowed the Cavs to hold the Trojans to 0 for 17 from the floor in the third quarter. All the while the Lady Cavs nearly matched their first half output, scoring ten points led by six third quarter points from Lauren Lane, to give them the lead 23-21 heading into the fourth quarter.
Portsmouth would come to life in the fourth quarter though, led by the outside shooting of Hannah Foster and some clutch free throws down the stretch to hold off the pesky Lady Cavs for a 36-30 victory.
The Cavs were led in scoring by Mindy Williams with 10 points. Kaylee Wright chipped in 7 points and also provided leadership on the floor, grabbing several rebounds and diving after loose balls throughout the game in what Cavalier Head Coach Shawn Blue called her "coming out performance." Lauren Lane and Kayla Keener also added 6 and 5 points respectively.
The Lady Cavs are in action again on Monday December 27th at Circleville.
Cavs Coach Blue Seeing Progress Despite Losses
Wednesday 12-22-2010 11:42pm ET
The Lady Cavs have struggled to find ways to win this season, but Cavs coach Shawn Blue says he has seen some improvement in his inexperienced squad.
Chillicothe played one of its best halves to date and trailed Gallia Academy 15-13 at the half Saturday, but couldn't find offense in the second half of their 40-18 loss.
Monday night, Alyssa Oates had a number of blocked shots on a much bigger Sheridan lineup and Mindy Williams is making some strides at guard. Williams had 11 points and Oates 9 points in Chillicothe's 49-30 loss to Sheridan.
Blue said Williams played with a lot of energy Monday night and felt it rubbed of on the rest of the team. "... and we missed some free throws last night that we're going to correct... we're getting there."
Chillicothe will host Portsmouth Wednesday night. The Junior Varsity game has been cut down to just two quarters due to short numbers on the Trojans roster. That'll mean the Varsity game will begin around 7pm Wednesday.
Photos by Dana Cousins/wbex.com
Time Change for Lady Cavs-Gallia Academy
Friday 12-17-2010 3:09pm ET
Saturday's Lady Cavs basketball game at Gallia Academy has been moved up.
The JV game was to have started at 6:00pm, but it's been moved up to 12:00pm with the Varsity game beginning around 1:30pm.
Thursday 12-16-2010 9:47am ET
For a second time this week, the Casv were postponed due to snow.
Monday's game with Sheridan has been rescheduled Monday 12/20 and tonight's Marietta game (Thursday) has been moved to Monday January 10th.
The Lady Cavs next game is Saturday at Gallia Academy.
Ironton Too Much For Cavs, 62-22
Friday 12-10-2010 10:06am ET
Chillicothe coach Shawn Blue knew going in, the Cavs would have their hands full with Ironton.
The Lady Tigers present a much larger lineup than in the past and they kept their offense close to the basket, and controlled the boards defensively.
Chillicothe's Alyssa Oates was the only double figure scorer, tallying 10 points.
The two clubs will play again January 19th at Ironton.
The Cavs host Sheridan Monday night.
Photos by Dana Cousins/wbex.comClick on the picture to see the photo gallery.
Day Scores 13 for Otterbein College
Thursday 12-09-2010 9:30am ET
Now in her sophomore year, former Chillicothe Girls Basketball standout, Hannah Day has been starting for the Otterbein Cardinals.
Wednesday night was Day's most productive for the Cardinals in a 69-53 loss to Ohio Northern scoring 13 points.
Read the entire report.
Photo by Jim Day/wbex.com
Lady Cavs Host Chicken Noodle Dinner
Thursday 12-09-2010 9:15am ET
A chicken noodle dinner will be presented by the Lady Cavalier Boosters on December 9th, from 4pm-6pm., in the Chillicothe High School cafeteria.
Tickets will be sold at the door for $5; dinner will include: chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, a dinner roll and tea or coffee. Desserts will be available for an additional cost.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will support the girls’ basketball team.
After the dinner, the Cavs will host Ironton, beginning with the JV game at 6:15pm.
Lady Cavs Lose Third Straight
Tuesday 12-07-2010 9:55pm ET
The Lady Cavs broke their two-time score of 22, but fell short as the Washington CH Lady Blue Lions outscored them 57-35, Tuesday. Using a full-court press in the first half of play and then a half-court trap in the second, Washington CH was able to limit the Lady Cavs' shot attempts as they were 14/35 for 40% from the field; Washington CH shot 22/68 for 32%.
Lady Blue Lion Loren Knisley led all scorers with 18 points, four of which were 3-point shots, while teammate Cortney Merritt put up 13 points.
For Chillicothe, Alyssa Oates had 17 points and several rebounds, while Mindy Williams chipped in 7 points.
Washington CH improves to (2-2), while the Lady Cavs fall to (0-3). Chillicothe will host Ironton on Thursday. Game time is set for 7:30pm.
Season Underway for Lady Cavs
Tuesday 11-30-2010 2:52pm ET
2010-11 will be a season of growth and teaching for the Lady Cavs.
Six-foot Center Alyssa Oates is the only returning letterman with substantial game experience for Coach Shawn Blue's team.
Early development will be key for the Cavs as they'll play more than half their season before December 31st.
1490 WBEX will broadcast four Lady Cavs games this season, beginning with Washington Court House December 7th. Other broadcasts will include Portsmouth December 22nd, Logan February 2nd and Jackson on February 12th, each at Hatton Memorial Gymnasium.
Koby Doughty will join Vanessa Doyle courtside for play-by-play coverage of the Cavs this season. Doyle will again serve as host of The Shawn Blue Show, heard weekdays at 8:50am on WBEX and will be available via podcast on wbex.com.