Chiefs go on the defensive to end skid

BHS contains Cougars to pick up league win



Bellefontaine’s A.J. Gorham goes up for a basket against a Kenton Ridge defender during their game Friday in Springfield. (EXAMINER PHOTO | TONY BARRETT)


SPRINGFIELD — Defense and free-throw shooting helped Bellefontaine stop its three-game losing streak here Friday night.

The Chiefs made 24-of-29 free throws for an 83 percent effort and shut down Kenton Ridge’s offense for a 50-34 win in Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail division boys basketball action.

Bellefontaine improves to 8-5 overall and 5-1 in the CBC KT. With the win and Tecumseh’s victory over Tippecanoe on Friday, the Chiefs now have a one-game lead over the Arrows and Red Devils in the division standings.

“This was an important win to get our confidence back,” said Bellefontaine head coach Henry Stolly. “We struggled shooting the ball early in the game, but our defense held us in the game and allowed us to get a cushion. Overall, it was a good team effort tonight.”

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