Simon says Cavs win 75-48

By Shawn Robinson - WNJ Sports Writer

LEES CREEK – Simon says “shoot threes.” Simon says “make threes.” Chillicothe’s Simon Roderick did that four times in the third quarter to blow open the Cavaliers South Central Ohio League tilt at East Clinton Friday.

He finished with a game-high 20 points, 16 of them in the third, to help Chillicothe to a 75-48 victory.

Roderick had five straight points in the third quarter as part of a 10-2 run that turned Chillicothe’s 29-17 halftime advantage into a 20-point lead. By the time he was done filling the hoop, the Cavs led 54-27 with 1:18 left in the period.

Chillicothe’s cushion hit 73-42 after an 8-0 run midway through the final quarter that included two more bombs.

The Cavaliers (10-8, 9-3) led the entire contest. They took control with a 10-0 flurry to start the second quarter and lead 23-7.

EC (5-13, 1-11) scored 10 of the next 12 to help cut Chillicothe’s lead to 29-17 at the break.

Nate Rosenbauer added 12 points for the Cavs. Brandon Maughmer and Khaleel Danzy had 11 each. All of Danzy’s points came in the fourth quarter.

Astro Brian Barnes scored all of his team-high 10 points in the third quarter.

Three Astros cracked double-figures but it wasn’t enough in a 53-41 loss in the JV game. Cameron Conner led the way with 13 points. Luke and Austin Hanners had 10 each. Zach Coats and Jalen Jordan had 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the Cavaliers.

Chillicothe also won the freshman contest, 42-18. David Hirsch had nine points for the Cavs. Shane Streber led the Astros with six.


Jan 29, 2016

@East Clinton High School

Chillicothe 75 East Clinton 48



(75) CHILLICOTHE (fg-ft-tp) Benson 0-0-0, Boltenhouse 2-1-5, Maughmer 5-0-11, S. Roderick 8-0-20, Rosenbauer 4-4-12, Barnes 2-2-7, Coffland 1-0-2, Danzy 4-0-11, Johnson 1-0-3, W. Roderick 1-2-4, Brown 0-0-0, Total 28-10-75. 3-point goals: 9 (S. Roderick 4, Danzy 2, Johnson, Barnes, Johnson). FTM-FTA 10-19, 53 percent.

(48) EAST CLINTON (fg-ft-tp) Barnes 5-0-10, Blair 3-0-7, Campbell 1-0-2, Floyd 2-4-8, McCarren 3-3-9, Moskal 1-0-2, Mercer 0-0-0, D.J. Luttrell 1-1-3, Jenkins 2-1-5, P. Luttrell 0-0-0, Hanners 0-0-0, Irvin 0-0-0, Conner 1-0-2, Total 19-9-48. 3-point goals: 1 (Blair). FTM-FTA 9-17, 53 percent.

By Shawn Robinson

WNJ Sports Writer

Shawn covers high school sports for the News Journal. Follow him on Twitter @twinzdad01.

Shawn covers high school sports for the News Journal. Follow him on Twitter @twinzdad01.