WILMINGTON — Jarron Cumberland became Wilmington’s all-time scoring leader Friday night as the Hurricane overwhelmed Chillicothe 80-28 in South Central Ohio League action at Fred Summers Court.
The Hurricane is now 10-0 overall (7-0 in SCOL)
Cumberland, with 33 points on the night, became Wilmington’s all-time leading scorer when he drained a three-pointer from the left wing to begin the second quarter. He now has 1,865 career, surpassing his cousin Jaevin Cumberland who finished his WHS career with 1,847 points.
Non-starter Matt Creditt came off the bench to add 14 points. Dylan Beaugard had eight points and recorded six steals for the Hurricane.
Cameron Stewart had a fine all-around performance as he pulled down 10 rebounds, dished out seven assists, came up with three steals and scored six points.
“This was a good team effort tonight,” said WHS head coach Mike Noszka. “We played very unselfish at times and what pleased me the most was, even though we built the big-lead, we kept looking for the extra pass. Players were not trying to pad their own stats. They were looking for other teammates to score.”
All nine players who got into the game for WHS made the scoring column.
Nathan Rosenbauer was the high scorer for the Cavaliers with nine points.
Chillicothe (5-7 overall, 4-2 SCOL) turned it over 35 times, which the ’Cane converted into 39 points.
What displeased the WHS coach was the season-high 21 turnovers committed by his squad.
“That is unacceptable,” Noszka said. “We must do better at protecting the basketball.”
Defensively, its the fourth time this season Wilmington has held the opposition to under 40 points. Chillicothe’s 28 was the second lowest allowed by WHS to date.
“Our defensive effort was really good,” he said. “We did not allow them to score more than nine points in any quarter. That’s the kind of defense we’re supposed to play.”
In Noszka’s opinion, there’s still room for improvement.
“We strive for excellent play on both ends of the court and the turnovers must get back to less than 10 per game,” he said.
Next up for WHS will be the Washington Blue Lions at Fred Summers Court Tuesday night. Wilmington defeated the Blue Lions there, 66-49 in early December. Washington gave Wilmington a battle for much of the first half before the ‘Cane steadily pulled away to the victory.
Jan 8, 2016
@Fred Summers Court
Wilmington 80 Chillicothe 28
(28) CHILLICOTHE (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Barnes 1-0-2-4 Maughmer 1-0-0-2 Rosenbauer 3-1-2-9 S. Roderick 1-1-0-3 Johnson 0-0-0-0 Danzy 1-0-0-2 W. Roderick 1-0-2-4 Benson 1-0-0-2 Coffland 1-0-0-2. TOTALS 10-2-6-28
(80) WILMINGTON (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Stewart 3-0-0-6 Miller 1-0-0-2 Beaugard 3-0-2-8 Jar Cumberland 14-2-3-33 Wolary 3-1-0-7 Griffith 1-0-0-2 Smith 2-0-0-4 Creditt 5-2-2-14 Mansfield 2-0-0-4. TOTALS 34-5-7-80
FIELD GOALS: c 10-39; w 34-55 (Cumberland 14-19, Creditt 5-7, Stewart 3-5, Beaugard 3-5, Wolary 3-7, Smith 2-3)
3 PT FIELD GOALS: c 2-19; w 5-7 (Cumberland 2-3, Creditt 2-3)
FREE THROWS: c 6-6; w-7-11 (Cumberland 3-6, Beaugard 2-2, Creditt 2-2)
REBOUNDS: c-21 (Barnes 4, Danzy 4); w-32 (Stewart 10, Miller 4, Cumberland 4, Creditt 4, Mansfield 4, Wolary 3)
ASSISTS: c-4; w-18 (Stewart 7, Cumberland 4, Wolary 2, Creditt 2)
STEALS: c-11 (Maughmer 3, Benson 3); w-21 (Cumberland 6, Beaugard 6, Stewart 3, Wolary 2, Mansfield 2)
BLOCKED SHOTS: c-1; 2-4 (Wolary 2, Cumberland 2)
TURNOVERS: c-35; w-21
PTS IN PAINT; c-14, w-56. PTS OFF TURNOVERS: c-6, w-39. FAST BREAK PTS: c-2, w-16. BENCH PTS: c-10, w-24
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