BIDWELL, Ohio — Visiting Chesapeake held the River Valley boys basketball team to just 10 points in the first half and ultimately cruised to a 53-27 victory Friday night in an Ohio Valley Conference matchup in Gallia County.
The host Raiders (3-16, 1-8 OVC) made only 11 field goals in the contest, with five of those baskets coming in the final period. RVHS never led in the contest and were also swept by the Panthers, who posted a 51-36 decision at CHS back on January 8.
Chesapeake (13-5, 7-1) jumped out to a 16-8 advantage after eight minutes of play, then turned up the defensive intensity in the second canto — as the guests went on a 9-2 surge to secure a comfortable 25-10 cushion at the intermission.
RVHS was never closer than five possessions the rest of the way, as the Panthers used a 15-7 charge in the third canto to claim a commanding 40-17 advantage headed into the finale. CHS closed regulation with a small 13-10 spurt to wrap up the 26-point triumph.
Seann Roberts led River Valley with eight points, followed by Joseph Loyd, Kyle Bays, Brycen Hatfield and Ethan Dovenbarger with four markers apiece. Burnie Stanley and Tyler Twyman respectively had two points and one point for the Raiders, who were 4-of-6 from the free throw line for 67 percent.
Javon Thompson paced the Panthers with a game-high 24 points, 13 of which came in the third period. Andrew Saunders and Chad Meadows each contributed six markers for the victors, who went 5-of-11 at the charity stripe for 45 percent.