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Chesy, Rhoades roll by Redmen

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

CHESAPEAKE — It was a shootout between the Rock Hill Redmen and Gage Rhoades.

The 5-foot-11 senior guard scored 30 points in the first half as Chesapeake took a 45-23 lead and he finished with a career-high 36 points as the Panthers beat the Redmen 74-40 on Friday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Casey McComas and Kolton Webb scored 11 points each for the unbeaten Panthers (6-0, 3-0).

Rock Hill (0-8, 0-2) had three players in double figures as Tyler Damron scored 15, Mason Darby 14 and Cameron Barnette added 10.

Rhoades — who had 35 points in the season opener against Boyd County — scored 16 points in the first quarter as the Panthers took a 25-12 lead. Barnette had 7 points for the Redmen.

Rhoades knocked down 14 more points in the second quarter to more than offset 8 points by Darby as the lead grew to 45-23.

Chesapeake extended its lead to 57-32 after three quarter and outscored the Redmen 17-8 in the final quarter.

Chesapeake will play in the Newark Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 26-27. Rock Hill hosts Oak Hill on Friday, Dec. 29.

Rock Hill 12 11 9 8 = 40

Chesapeake 25 20 12 17 = 74

ROCK HILL (0-8, 0-2): Tyler Damron 3 3 0-0 15, Jacob Blagg 0 0 1-2 1, Mason Darby 7 0 0-2 14, Cameron Barnette 4 0 2-6 10, Brady Knipp 0 0 0-0 0, Nathan Turvey 0 0 0-0 0, Jaret Bacorn 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 14 3 3-10 40. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None.

CHESAPEAKE (6-0, 3-0): Austin Hutchison 1 0 0-0 2, Casey McComas 4 1 0-0 11, Kolton Webb 4 1 0-1 11, Kelton Jones 0 0 1-2 1, David Dotson 1 1 0-0 5, Gage Rhoades 12 4 0-0 36, Brad Meadows 3 0 2-2 8, Wesley Stephens 0 0 0-0 0, Ty Wilcoxon 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 25 7 3-5 74. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None.