CHS Lady Hornets Roll in Season Opener
The Chillicothe Lady Hornets Basketball team scored the first 13 points in the game and rolled up a 72 to 11 win at home over Penney of Hamilton.
Chillicothe led 22 to 3 after the first quarter, with all three of Hamilton points coming at the free throw line.
Chillicothe led 52 to 3 at half and 68 to 6 after three quarters.
Chillicothe Coach Darren Smith said winning by a large margin is not always a good thing.
The 61 point winning margin is tied for fourth best all time for Chillicothe girls basketball.
Chillicothe had 12 treys including 7 from Jessica Reeter, a mark that ties for second best in a single game. Reeter finished with 25 points, Ellie Barnett and Lucy Reeter each had 10, Delanie Kieffer had five, Kayanna Cranmer, Jolie Bonderer, Clara Leamer and Izzie Montgomery each had four points and, Essie Hicks and Cali Burkhardt with three each. Bre Pithan also had playing time.
The Chillicothe Junior Varsity won 43 to 12 with 10 players scoring.
In other area basketball results:
Cainsville boys over Breckenridge 61 to 20
Cainsville girls over Breckenridge 81 to 18
Macon boys over Cameron 62 to 57
St Joe Benton boys over St Joe Central 56 to 45
St Joe Central Girls over St Joe Benton 42 to 39
St Joe Bishop LeBlond boys over West Platte 59 to 49
Maryville girls 64, Savannah 56
Plattsburg boys over Polo 61 to 48
Polo Girls over Plattsburg 58 to 38