Explosive start ignites Chiefs’ rout of KR

Bellefontaine jumps out to 22-7 lead, rolls to 29-point CBC Kenton Trail victory


Bellefontaine’s Max Oyer drives to the basket during the first half of Friday’s home game against Kenton Ridge. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

After three games, it is clear Bellefontaine’s boys basketball team wants to be aggressive on both ends of the court this season.

The Chiefs threw a variety of defensive looks at Kenton Ridge on Friday, frustrating the Cougars into a lot of early mistakes.

Bellefontaine took advantage by pushing the ball in transition, piling up quick baskets and quickly turning the game into a rout.

The host Chiefs led 22-7 after one quarter and went on to cruise to a 64-35 victory in a Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail division opener for both teams.

Bellefontaine is now 2-1 overall and 1-0 in league play. The Cougars drop to 1-2, 0-1.

“I thought our kids were prepared and they were locked in at the start of the game both offensively and defensively,” said BHS head coach Henry Stolly. “We got off to a good start in the first quarter and that set the tone for the night.”

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