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Early cold shooting downfall for Panthers in loss to Raiders

CHESHIRE — Somebody take that lid off the basket.

The Chesapeake Panthers couldn’t get a shot to drop for more than five minutes and eventually lost 69-60 to the River Valley Raiders Tuesday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

The Panthers were just 1 of 12 from the field in the first quarter and didn’t score until the 5:02 mark in falling behind 10-0. The Raiders built a 15-4 lead by the end of the quarter.

Chesapeake cut the deficit to 24-17 at the break before the Raiders outscored the Panthers 20-16 in the third quarter to go on top 44-33.

The Panthers finished the game 23 of 49 from the field for 46.9 percent or 59.5 percent after the first quarter.

Mike Stapleton had 19 points and 3 steals to lead the Panthers (5-11, 1-6). Kyle Rase scored 14 points and Kyle Webb added 10 points. Jonathan Greene and Travis Zimmerman had 6 rebounds each.

River Valley (9-7, 4-3) had three players in double figures with Bryan Morrow scoring 15, Michael Cordell 12 and Ryan Eggleton 11.

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CHESAPEAKE (5-11, 1-6): Michael Stapleton 7 0 5-6 19, Marty Clay 0 0 0-0 0, Kyle Rase 7 0 0-0 14, Aaron Donohoe 2 0 0-0 4, Kyle Webb 3 1 1-2 10, Jonathan Greene 2 0 3-5 7, Jeremy Reaper 0 0 0-0 0, Travis Zimmerman 1 0 0-2 2. Totals: 23-49

13-19

60. 3-point goal: 1-12. Fouls: 22. Rebounds: 28 (Greene 6, Zimmerman 6). Assists: 5 (Stapleton 2, Rase 2). Steals: 10 (Stapleton 3, A. Ross 3). Blocked shots: 1 (Greene). Turnovers: 17.

RIVER VALLEY (9-7, 4-3): Jason Jones 0 1 2-4 5, Bryan Morrow 3 2 3-3 15, Ryan Eggleton 4 1 0-2 11, Michael Cordell 5 0 2-5 12, Tyler Thompson 4 0 1-4 9, Ryan Henry 2 0 4-6 8, Ian Lewis 1 0 1-2 3, Zak Deel 3 0 0-0 6. Totals: 26-59

13-26

69. 3-point goals: 4-19. Fouls: 21. Rebounds: 33 (Cordell 9, Thompson 9). Assists: 9 (Jones 3). Steals: 12 (Morrow 3). Blocked shots: 1 (Thompson).