Cavs fall in league play


MCGUFFEY — The Lehman Cavaliers fell behind 17-8 after one quarter and couldn’t recover in dropping a 62-43 verdict to Upper Scioto Valley in Northwest Central Conference boys basketball Friday night.

The loss left the Cavs at 1-4 in the NWCC and 2-12 overall with a game at Anna tonight.

“There were two reasons we lost that game,” said Lehman coach Tim Gleason. “First, we were 2 for 16 from three-point range. It was very unlike the Sidney game. We hit 40 percent from inside the three-point line, but that didn’t make up for it. We just weren’t hitting. And second, they really dominated us on the boards. We knew they had good size and we didn’t do a good job boxing out.

“But on the positive side, we only turned the ball over eight times and that was a season’s best,” he said. “So we played smart.”

Lehman got 10 points from Ben Frantz, all in the first half.

Lehman (43) — Scott 2, Schutt 5, Rourke 4, Smith 2, Monnin 4, Rodgers 8, Arnold 5, Lee 2, Frantz 10, Bunker 2.

Upper (62) — Rose 3, Lowery 19, Daniels 11, Stephens 2, Hipsher 4, Dotson 20.

Score by quarters:

Lehman—8 19 35 43

Upper—17 33 48 62

Three-pointers: Lehman 1 (Arnold); USV 5 (Lowery 4, Daniels).

Records: Lehman 2-12, Upper 8-6.