CHBC (19-8, 4-4 NTC) was above the curve most of the season, but has struggled recently in conference play, losing 3 games in a row and 4 of 6. On Tuesday, they got a measure of swagger back by swamping Sandoval, 59-23.

It was the best shooting game the Bobcats have had all year. They shot 54% from the floor, canning 6-of-13 triples (46%) and 19-of-33 shots inside the arc (58%). They tallied a season-high 19 assists with 13 steals.

CHBC opened the game with a 17-7 run and followed with an 11-6 run in the 2nd to lead by 15 at the half. The 1st half push was over, but the 3rd quarter storm was coming.

In the 3rd period, CHBC blew the doors off the Sandoval gym with a 25-6 blitz. That was a cathartic moment for the Bobcats, but a nightmare for the Blackhawks.

With an insurmountable 34-point lead, the Bobcats called off the dogs. Even then Sandoval limped and lost the 4th quarter, 6-4.

The CHBC ship had been righted, at least temporarily. Senior scoring leader Jaelyn Robertson dropped 25 points on the Blackhawks. She shot 77% from the floor, scoring 10 times and two of them were from the arc. She was 8-of-10 in close and 2-of-3 from the arc. She also made 3-of-4 shots at the line.

Carsen Burks followed with 9 points with 1 trey, shooting 50%. Gracie Heckert scored 8 points on 50% shooting, two from downtown. Nine Bobcats scored in the game.

Mackenzie Bunch led the team with 6 boards. Lani Morrison lad the team with 5 assists and 2 steals. Heckert and Sydney Lorton dished 4 assists, each. Six Bobcats had two steals, each.

Tuesday

CHBC 59, Sandoval 23

CH-BC 17-11-25-6--59

Sandy 7-6-6-4--23

CHBC stats: Robertson 25 (8/10-2s, 2/3-3 pt FGs, 3/4 FTs), 1 reb (0/1), 1 asst, 2 stl; Burks 9 (3/5-2s, 1/3-3 pt FGs), 3 reb (1/2), 3 asst, 1 stl; Heckert 8 (1/3-2, 2/3-3 pt FGs), 4 reb (0/4), 4 asst, 2 stl, 1 blk; M Bunch 4 (2/6, 0/1-3 pt FGs), 6 reb (3/3); L Wojcik 4 (2/2 FGs), 1 reb (1/0), 1 asst, 2 stl, 1 blk; L Morrison 3 (0/2-2s, 1/1-3 pt FGs), 4 reb (1/3), 5 asst, 2 stl; Cherry 2 (1/3 FG), 1 reb (0/1), 1 asst; Lorton 2 (1/1 FG), 3 reb (1/2), 4 asst, 2 stl; H Bunch 2 (1/1 FG), 1 reb (1/0); H Morrison (0/1 FTs), 2 stl; M Wojcik (0/2-3 pt FGs), 1 reb (0/1). Team FGs 25/46 (54%). 2’s-19/33 (58%). 3-Pointers: 6/13 (46%) (Robertson 2, Heckert 2, Burks, L Morrison). Team FTs 3-of-5 (60%). Rebounds 25. Assists 19. Steals 13. Blocks 2. Turnovers 22. Fouls 9.

Sandy stats: Knox 8 (4 FGs), Andrews 6 (1-2, 1-3 pt FGs, 1/2 FTs), Dailey 4 (2 FGs, 0/1 FTs), Rollinson 2 (FG, 0/1 FTs), Evans 1 (1/2 FTs), Tarlton 1 (1/2 FTs), Moore 1 (1/2 FTs). Team FGs 9. 3-Pointers: 1 (Andrews). Team FTs 4-of-10.

John Curtis can be reached at john.curtis@shelbyvilledailyunion.com

John Curtis can be reached at john.curtis@shelbyvilledailyunion.com

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