Varsity Charger boys beat Davis Co. at home for sixth straight win

Will Swarthout (#5) goes in for a basket while drawing a foul from a Davis County player during the first half of the Varsity boys game Monday night. (Bill Howes photo)

The Chariton Varsity boys basketball team used a strong second quarter offensively and tough defense throughout to get a 61-38 win over Davis County at Chariton Monday night.

The win was the sixth straight for the Varsity Charger boys and gave them a final conference record of 8-4 and moved them to 11-8 overall.

Dylan Cain went 3-4 from three-point range and finished with a team-high 17 points to go along with five rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block. Jackson Curnutte had 17 points, five rebounds and six assists.

Carson Rector had nine points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal. Will Swarthout had eight points, two rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block. Lance Wallace had six points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Hunter Koehn had two points, a team-high eight rebounds, one assist and two steals. Patriot Ghormley had two points. Jesse Watkins had one rebound and Tyler Bailiff had one assist.

“Tonight was a very special night for our team. It was the last game in the Charger Dome for most of the varsity guys and we played like it. With the win, we also sealed a second place finish in the conference, which is a big momentum boost heading into the postseason. We pushed out to a nice lead in the second quarter and from there didn’t let them back into the game. It takes a lot of mental toughness to stay in the lead when you get an early lead, so that was promising to see,” Chariton Head Coach Brett Spiker said.

Read the February 13, 2020 edition of the Chariton Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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