Richmond Nips Hornets in District Semifinal
The Chillicothe Hornets came up short in the final seconds and lost 38-35 to Richmond in the Class 3 District 14 district semi-final basketball game. Chillicothe was up by five in the fourth quarter but Richmond hit back to back treys followed by a two point shot for a 8-0 run.
Chillicothe hit a bucket to make it a one point game, but two free throws made it a three point game.
With just over 3 seconds left and a time out, Chillicothe tried a play for a three point shot on the left wing to tie the game, but an errant pass with under a second left cost the Hornets.
C J Pfaff had a tremendous game with 23 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocked shots and 2 steals.
Westley Brandsgaard had five points, all in the second quarter, Hayden Simmer, Eli Cross and Peyton Forck with two points each, one for Hunter Swift and playing time for Bradley Riley.
Richmond will take on top seed St Paul’s Lutheran of Concordia which downed Trenton 61-39.