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Panthers, Rhoades beat HSJ

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

CHESAPEAKE — The Chesapeake Panthers decided to use the Rhoades most taken.

The Panthers rode Gage Rhoades’ career-high 31 points to a 63-48 win over the Huntington St. Joseph Fighting Irish on Friday.

Aaron Thompson joined Rhoades in double figures with a career-high 19 points for Chesapeake (5-0).

Deaundra Murphy scored 22 points to lead the Irish (2-1).

The Panthers took a 13-10 first quarter lead as Rhoades scored 11 of Chesapeake’s points. Murphy had 6 for the Irish.

Thompson got the hot hand in the second quarter with 7 points as the Panthers pulled away to a 30-18 halftime lead. Murphy had 6 more points for St. Joseph.

The Irish outscored the Panthers 11-10 in the third quarter to trail 40-29, but Rhoades exploded for 14 points in the fourth quarter as Chesapeake began to pull away.

Kyler Burgess had 7 points in the fourth quarter for Huntington St. Joseph.

Chesapeake hosts Gallipolis on Tuesday.

Hunt. St. Joe 10 8 11 19 = 48

Chesapeake 13 17 10 23 = 63

HUNTINGTON ST. JOSEPH (2-1): Iain Clarke 1 0 3-5 5, Travis McNeal 2 0 1-1 5, Deaundra Murphy 3 4 4-5 22, John Morrison 2 1 0-0 7, Jacob Streiter 1 0 0-0 2, Kyler Burgess 1 0 7-11 9. Totals: 9 5 15-22 48. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: Clarke.

CHESAPEAKE (5-0): Jake Stevens 0 0 0-0 0, Casey McComas 0 0 0-0 0, Austin Carpenter 2 0 0-0 4, Kolton Webb 1 0 0-0 2, Nate Smith 2 0 1-2 5, Gage Rhoades 10 1 8-8 31, Brad Meadows 1 0 0-0 2, Wesley Stephens 0 0 0-2 0, Aaron Thompson 8 0 3-7 19. Fouls: 22. Fouled out: Meadows.