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Panthers rout Adena

ATHENS - The Chesapeake Panthers lulled the Adena Warriors to sleep, then woke them up with a thud.

After falling behind 7-3 to start the game, the Panthers stormed back and rolled to a 49-33 win Saturday in the Division III district semifinals.

Brennan Hall had 12 points, 7 rebounds and 6 blocked shots to lead the Panthers. P.J. Rase also had 12 points and Trent Finley 10 points and 4 assists.

Chesapeake (21-1) will play North Adams (21-1) at 4 p.m. next Sunday at Ohio University in the district finals.

Nick Milliken led Adena (16-7) with 16 points.

A couple of layups by Andrew Sowers helped the Warriors to a 7-3 lead with 4:12 left in the first quarter.

Chesapeake woke up and went on a 10-0 run as Justin Porter had 6 of his 7 points including a layup with 35 seconds left to make it 13-7. A layup by Finley before the buzzer pushed the lead to 13-9.

Milliken converted a 3-point play to begin the second quarter and it was 15-12. Jeff Thornburg came off the bench to get two baskets, Hall made a layup and Rase hit a 17-footer as the lead grew to 23-12 with 2:40 left in the half.

Colton Coy got inside for a basket for Adena only to have Rase hit two foul shots and Finley drain a 3-pointer and it was 28-14.

Dylan Givens got a 3-pointer at the horn and it was 28-17 at the break.

Hall made a layup and tipped in his own missed shot to start the second half and Dustin O'Brien added a 12-footer to open up a 34-17 lead at the 4:20 mark.

A 15-footer by Milliken to end the quarter cut the deficit to 40-26.

In the fourth quarter, Rase hit his own 15-footer, Hall followed up his own missed shot and Finley sank a free throw with 3:05 left to give the Panthers their biggest lead at 47-30.

Panthers coach Norm Persin emptied his bench to finish the game.

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ADENA (16-7):

Nick Milliken 6-16 4-5 16, Dylan Givens 1-7 0-0 3, Andrew Sowers 3-8 3-6 9, Michael Hitchens 1-6 0-0 2, Colton Coy 1-8 1-2 3, Zach Ackley 0-0 0-0 0, T.J. Pierce 0-0 0-0 0, Clint Roush 0-0 0-0 0, Gabe Muntz 0-0 0-0 0, Adam Zurmehly 0-0 0-0 0, David Holcomb 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 12-45

8-13

33. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None. 3-point goals: 1-9 (Milliken 0-1, Givens 1-2, Sowers 0-2, Hitchens 0-3, Coy 0-1). Rebounds: 5-10=15 (Hitchens 3, Givens 3). Team/deadball rebounds: 6. Total rebounds: 21. Assists: 4 (Sowers 2). Steals: 4. Turnovers: 5. FG% – 26.7. FT% – 61.5. 3pt% – 11.1.

CHESAPEAKE (21-1):

Brennan Hall 6-12 0-0 12, Justin Porter 3-5 1-4 7, P.J. Rase 4-9 4-4 12, Trent Finley 4-7 1-2 10, Dustin O'Brien 1-1 0-0 2, Jeff Thornburg 3-4 0-0 6, Caleb McComas 0-0 0-0 0, Mike Stapleton 0-0 0-0 0, Caleb McComas 0-0 0-0 0, Tyler Shoemaker 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 21-39

6-10

49. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: None. 3-point goals: 1-2 (Finley 1-2). Rebounds: 10-23=33 (Porter 10, Hall 7). Team/deadball rebounds: 2. Total rebounds: 35. Assists: 9 (Finley 4, Rase 3). Steals: 3. Turnovers: 13. FG% – 53.9. FT% – 60. 3-pt% – 50.