Rash of turnovers plagues Chiefs against Monarchs

Jazmyn Haley scored a game-high 27 points and Kameren Haley had 15 points, but that was not enough for Bellefontaine’s girls basketball team to overcome a sloppy ball handling effort Tuesday against Marysville.


Bellefontaine’s Kameren Haley drives past a Marysville defender during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Bellefontaine. (EXAMINER PHOTO: MATT HAMMOND)

The host Chiefs turned the ball over 26 times en route to a 61-56 loss to the Monarchs in a non-league matchup.

Bellefontaine falls to 0-2 on the season.

“Their on-ball pressure was pretty good,” said BHS head coach Brian Hogan. “We have to do a better job of handling that because we are going to see that from teams in our league.”

The Chiefs trailed by two points with 5:43 remaining in the game, but Marysville used a 7-0 run to take control of the game.

“I told the girls that we finally played hard enough to win, but we didn’t play smart enough to win,” said Hogan. “We have to clean up our mistakes. With the way the Haley sisters played, we should have won the basketball game. We just have to take bet- ter care of the basketball.”

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