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Panthers roll by Redmen in OVC

Published 2:29am Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Jim Walker


PEDRO — The Chesapeake Panthers aren’t thin skinned, but they are getting pretty defense.

The Panthers turned in a second straight strong defensive effort as they beat the Rock Hill Redmen 55-36 Tuesday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

“We talked about what they were capable of doing. They can hit some shots, so made sure we had someone there I their face. We held them to 20 points in the first half, so we did a pretty good job of what we wanted to do,” said Panthers’ coach Ryan Davis.

Gage Rhoades scored 16 points to lead the Panthers (12-7, 5-5). Andrew Saunders scored 11, Brad Meadows had 10 pints and 11 rebounds and Caleb Heffner grabbed seven rebounds.

Joey Stidham had 14 points and Aaron Dalton scored 11 points for the Redmen (3-17, 1-8).

The Panthers were 23-of-47 from the field for 49 percent and 6-of-13 from behind the arc.

The Redmen were 11-of-34 from the floor for 32 percent and 4-of-20 from 3-point range (20 percent).

Saunders scored nine points in the first quarter as Chesapeake went ahead 13-10.

Rhoades had eight points in the second including a pair of 3-pointers as the Panthers went up 32-20 at the half. Dalton hit two triples for Rock Hill.

Chesapeake extended the lead to 42-28 after three quarters and outscored the Redmen 13-8 in the fourth quarter.

Chesapeake hosts Gallipolis Saturday.

Chesapeake 13 19 10 13 = 55

Rock Hill 10 10 8 8 = 36

CHESAPEAKE (12-7, 5-5): Blake Lester 1 0 0-0 2, Austin Carpenter 1 0 0-0 2, Kolton Webb 0 0 0-0 0, Nate Smith 2 1 0-0 7, Gage Rhoades 2 4 0-0 16, Brad Meadows 5 0 0-0 10, Caleb Heffner 1 0 1-2 3, Andrew Saunders 3 1 2-3 11, Aaron Thompson 2 0 0-0 4. Totals: 23-47 3-5 55. 3-point goals: 6-13. Turnovers: 8. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None.

ROCK HILL (3-17, 1-8): Aaron Dalton 1 3 0-0 11, Alex Nance 0 0 1-2 1, Chance Blankenship 0 0 0-0 0, Joey Stidham 1 2 6-8 14, Austin Collins 1 2 0-2 8, Jordan Hairston 1 0 0-0 2. Total: 11-34 7-12 36. 3-point goal: 7-14. Turnovers: 14. Fouls: 7. Fouled out: None.

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