Vincent - Athletic. Strong. Quick. Long. Explosive. Defensively solid.
Any of these would have been acceptable ways to describe a Chillicothe Cavalier team that is ranked sixth in Division I.
For the first 20 minutes of Thursday night’s battle between visiting Chillicothe and Warren, the Warriors found a way to hang with the Cavs but in the end the visitors were just too much as they pulled away to a 62-40 win.
With a Chillicothe roster that features a pair of athletic bigs in 6-foot-8 Brandon Noel and 6-6 Jayvon Maughmer to go along with an outstanding senior point guard in Tre Beard, the Warriors had their work cut out for them and for two and half quarters they held their own.
With Warren trailing by just six points with four minutes to play in the third, the Cavs took things to a new level as they went on a 10-0 run that featured slam dunks by both Noel and Maughmer to open up a 16-point lead.
“We were able to keep it close for a half and a little bit of the third quarter but we just weren’t able to score,” said Warren head coach Blane Maddox. “They are a very hard team to score on and we needed to hit some more 3s to keep it close.”