6-point 2nd half plagues Chiefs in loss to Alder

PLAIN CITY — Jonathan Alder’s defense was so stingy that just getting a shot up was a challenge at times for Bellefontaine’s boys basketball team here Friday night.

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Bellefontaine’s Kyle Edu tries to save the ball during the first half of Friday’s game against Jonathan Alder. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)


The host Pioneers held the Chiefs to just six points in the second half as Bellefontaine fell 45-21 in a Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail division opener.

The Chiefs are now 0-2 overall and 0-1 in the league, while the Pioneers move to 3-0, 1-0.

Bellefontaine was limited to eight field goals: four two-pointers and four-three pointers.

“They are just so fundamentally sound on defense,” said Bellefontaine head coach Jason Calton of the Pioneers. “They do a great job of anticipating where the ball is going. They get hands in the passing lanes and they get out on shooters. We are going to have to get a lot better to be able to score against them when we see them again later in the season.”

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