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Fast start propels Chesapeake by Gallipolis, 56-45

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

CHESAPEAKE — Maybe it is really how you start and now how you finish.\The Chesapeake Panthers started fast and were never headed as they beat the Gallipolis Blue Devils 56-45 Tuesday.

Gage Rhoades had a game-high 22 points to lead the unbeaten Panthers (6-0). Brad Meadows scored 13 points and Aaron Thompson added 10.

Alex White had 14 points to pace Gallipolis (1-7). Trevor McNeal and Wes Jarrell added 9 points each.

The Panthers held Gallipolis to 4 points in the first quarter in taking a commanding 20-4 lead. Rhoades and Meadows scored 6 points each to spark the fast start.

White had 8 points in the second quarter as Gallipolis cut the deficit to 33-18 at the half.

Rhoades got hot from beyond the arc in the third quarter with three trifectas as the Panthers took a 47-31 lead. Mike Putney had all 5 of his points in the quarter for Gallipolis.

Both teams scored 9 points in the fourth quarter.

Gallipolis 4 14 13 9 = 45

Chesapeake 20 13 14 9 = 56

GALLIPOLIS (1-7): Kole Carter 0 0 2-2 2, Wes Jarrell 4 0 1-2 9, Payton Halley 1 0 0-0 2, Joseph Sebastian 1 0 0-0 2, Mike Putney 1 0 3-4 5, Alex White 5 1 1-2 14, Mike Cornwell 1 0 0-0 2, Devin Henry 0 0 0-0 0, Trevor McNeal 0 3 0-0 9. Totals: 13 4 7-10 45. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.

CHESAPEAKE (6-0): Jake Stevens 0 0 0-1 0, Casey McComas 0 0 0-0 0, Austen Carpenter 0 0 0-0 0, Kolton Webb 1 0 0-0 2, Nate Smith 3 1 0-0 9, Gage Rhoades 4 4 2-2 22, Brad Meadows 5 0 3-5 13, Wes Stephens 0 0 0-0 0, Aaron Thompson 4 0 2-3 10. Totals: 17 5 7-11 56. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None.