Opportunity knocks, Chiefs quick to answer

Bellefontaine boys knock off Tippecanoe in key CBC game


Bellefontaine’s Caleb Mitchell grabs a rebound in front of a Tippecanoe player during their game Friday at Tippecanoe High School. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

TIPP CITY — Only two league games have been played and eight more remain, but Bellefontaine’s boys basketball team grabbed a critical conference victory here Friday night that could have a long lasting impact.

A suffocating defensive effort propelled the visiting Chiefs to a 47-34 victory over longtime nemesis Tippecanoe in a Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail division game.

Bellefontaine is now 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the league. Tippecanoe drops to 2-1, 1-1.

“Our number-one focus coming into the game was to stay perfect in league play,” said Bellefontaine head coach Henry Stolly. “It always feels good to go on the road and get a league win in a tough environment like this. I am proud of the kids for staying focused for a full 32 minutes.”

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