Chiefs have to regroup quickly as Braves await

Bellefontaine Chiefs

Losses to Thurgood Marshall and Marysville over a four-day stretch took a physical toll on Bellefontaine’s boys basketball team. The Chiefs will attempt to recharge their batteries for a key league game Friday night.

“There is some concern about fatigue during the stretch of road games we just had, especially with the players who logged extended minutes (Tuesday) against Marysville,” said BHS head coach Henry Stolly. “The practices for the remainder of the week will be focused on preparing for Shawnee while keeping the players fresh mentally and physically.”

Bellefontaine hosts Springfield Shawnee Friday in a contest with major Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail division implications.

The Chiefs (7-4, 4-1) and Tippecanoe currently sit atop the conference with one league loss, while the Braves are tied with Shawnee for third with two league losses.

Shawnee (5-5, 3-2) picked up a big win last Friday, beating Tecumseh 62-58 to knock the Arrows out of the top spot in the conference standings.

“Shawnee is playing good basketball right now,” said Stolly. “They went out and beat a tough Tecumseh team last week. This will be a big challenge for us.”

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