The Chariton Varsity boys basketball team used a strong second quarter and a strong second half to beat Centerville, 64-42, at Centerville Dec. 17. At the time, the win moved Chariton to 2-3 overall and 2-2 in the conference.

Will Swarthout went 3-4 from three-point range to finish with a team-high 16 points, two rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block. Lance Wallace hit two three-pointers to score 15 points to go along with three rebounds and three assists.

Dylan Cain had a double-double with 14 points, a team-high 12 rebounds, one assist, four steals and one block. Jackson Curnutte hit two three-pointers and had 10 points, two rebounds, a team-high eight assists and two steals.

Hunter Koehn had five points and seven rebounds. Patriot Ghormley had four points. Ian Goben had three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block. Carson Rector had two rebounds, one assist and one block.

“I was really proud of the energy and toughness our guys played with tonight. We had a very balanced attack with four guys scoring in double figures,” Chariton Head Coach Brett Spiker said.

Centerville built a 17-10 lead after one period. The Chargers came roaring back in the second outscoring the Big Reds, 22-7, to take a 32-24 lead into halftime. Chariton outscored Centerville 16-10 in the third to lead 48-34 after three periods. The Chargers kept up their strong defense in the fourth outscoring Centerville, 16-8, to win by 22.

Read the January 14, 2020 edition of the Chariton Leader for the rest of the vehicle.

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