Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City girls basketball opened the season once again with a win over South Central. On Monday, the Bobcats bludgeoned the Cougars out of the gate and settled in for a 27-point victory, 64-37.

Last year the Bobacts won by 36, 62-26. This year was little difference. CHBC was without graduate Tabitha Endsley (14 pts) and their leading scorer Jaelyn Robertson didn’t score 25 points. Robertson still scored 18 points, a couple points above her average for last year (15.8).

Robertson made 6-of-8 shots (75%) from the floor and was perfect from the line (6-of-6). She also dished a team-high 6 assists with 4 steals and 4 turnovers.

Freshman scorer Gracie Heckert followed J Rob with 8 points (1-3) and was 3-of-4 at the line.

All together, 8 more Bobcats scored on Monday, dividing up the other 38 points. The Bobcats shot 33.8% as a team, making just 3-of-17 from the arc. But, they almost shot 40% from 2-point territory. CHBC made 70.8% of their free throws, 17-of-24. Over half of CHBC’s baskets were in the paint.

South Central shot just 20% from the floor and 59% from the line. They were 2-of-17 from the arc. They did grab 40 boards, but turned the ball over 19 times with just 4 steals.

CHBC gathered in 43 rebounds, dished 16 assists and had 15 steals. They only had 11 turnovers for an 8 to 5.5 assist to turnover ratio. Their assist/steal to turnover ratio was almost 3 to 1.

CHBC launched out to an 18-4 lead in the 1st period. They called off the dogs in the 2nd period and won the quarter by just 3 points, 14-11. CHBC led by 17 at the half, 32-15.

In the 3rd quarter, CHBC managed the frame, 14-12 to lead by 19 heading down the stretch, 46-27. The Bobcats finished off the Cougars with an 18-10 run to win by 27.

CHBC (1-0) has a tough match-up at Central A&M on Thursday.

Monday

Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City 64, South Central 27

CHBC 18-14-14-18--64

S Cen 4-11-12-10--27

CHBC stats: Robertson 18 (6/8-2s, 0/5-3 pt FGs, 6/6 FTs), 6 reb, 6 ast, 4 stl, 4 TO; Heckert 8 (1/2-2s, 1/4-3 pt FGs, 3/4 FTs), 4 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl, 3 TO; L Wojcik 6 (1/4-2s, 1/2-3 pt FGs, 1/2 FTs), 4 reb; L Morrison 6 (3/7-2s, 0/1-3 pt), 4 ast, 2 stl, 1 TO; Cherry 6 (2/4 FGs, 2/2 FTs), 1 reb; M Bunch 6 (2/5-2s, 0/1-3 pt FGs, 2/4 FTs), 2 ast, 1 blk, 2 stls; Burks 5 (0/4-2s, 1/3-3 pt FGs, 2/2 FTs), 1 ast, 1 stl; M Wojcik 4 (2/5 FGs, 0/2 FTs), 1 ast, 1 blk; Lorton 3 (1/6-2s, 1/2 FTs), 5 stl; Gour 2 (1/3-2s). Team FGs 22/65 (33.8%). 2-pt: 19/48 (39.6%). 3-pt: 3/17 (17.6%). Team FT 17/24 (70.8%). Reb 43 (14 O/23 D). PF 17. Ast 16. Stl 15. Blk 2. TO 11.

S Cen stats: Team FGs 11/53 (20.8%). 2-pt: 9/36 (25%). 3-pt: 2/17 (11.8%) Team FTs 13/22 (59.1%), Reb 40 (12 O/23 D). PF 14. Stl 4. T 19.

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

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