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Balanced Panthers rout Blue Devils

Published 1:14am Thursday, December 20, 2012

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

CHESAPEAKE — If Christmas is a time for sharing, the Chesapeake Panthers have the holiday spirit.

The Panthers had five players in double figures as they cruised past the Gallipolis Blue Devils 69-35 on Tuesday.

Javon Thompson had 15 points to lead a balanced offense. Austin Saunders scored 13, Nick Duffield had 12 points and Caleb Lindsey and Caleb Heffner scored 10 each for the Panthers (4-2).

“We had a lot of contributions from a lot of different people. We need to have that all the time,” said Panthers’ coach Ryan Davis. “We played pretty good defense and we shot the ball well. That’s usually a good combination for success.”

Wes Jarrell had 8 points for Gallipolis (1-5).

Chesapeake shot 26 of 48 fro the field for 52 percent and made 6 of 15 shots from behind the arc. Saunders and Duffield combined for all six 3-pointers.

Duffield scored 8 points and Javon Thompson matched Gallipolis’ first quarter total as Chesapeake rolled out to an 18-6 lead.

The Panthers outscored Gallipolis 14-10 in the second quarter to lead 32-16 at the break.

Austin Saunders had 9 points in the third quarter as he hit three trifectas in a row and the Panthers stretched their cushion to 55-27.

Davis emptied the bench in the fourth quarter.

Chesapeake will play in the New Richmond Holiday Tournament Dec. 28-29.

Gallipolis 6 10 11 8 = 35

Chesapeake 18 14 23 14 = 69

GALLIPOLIS (1-5): Nick Clagg 1 0 0-0 2, Eastman 0 1 0-0 3, Cody Call 0 0 0-0 0, Justin Bailey 2 0 3-4 7, Aaron Jackson 0 1 0-0 3, Jeremy Wilson 0 0 0-0 0, Seth Atkins 0 0 0-0 0, Wade Jarrell 1 0 0-0 2, Alex White 1 0 2-2 4, Wes Jarrell 3 0 2-5 8, Jimmy Clagg 3 0 0-0 6. Totals: 13-35 7-11 35. Fouls: 18. 3-point goals: 2-7. Rebounds: 21. Turnovers: 20. Fouled out: None.

CHESAPEAKE (4-2): Shane Stephens 1 0 0-1 2, Nick Duffield 1 3 1-2 12, Austin Carpenter 0 0 2-3 2, Nate Smith 1 0 0-0 2, Caleb Lindsey 4 0 2-2 10, Brad Meadows 0 0 0-0 0, Caleb Heffner 4 0 2-3 10, Javon Thompson 7 0 1-2 15, Austin Saunders 1 3 2-2 13, Aaron Thompson 1 0 1-2 3. Totals: 26-48 11-17 69. 3-point goals: 6-15. Rebounds: 26. Turnovers: 8. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: None.

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