The Chants played two conference opponents this past week. Taking on Doniphan Trumbull and Wood River. On Thursday night the Chants hosted the Doniphan Trumbull Cardinals. The Chants raced out to a 14-8 lead before stretching the lead to 30-16 at the half. Caped off with a buzzer beater from Reese Davenport. “We talked about having a fast start vs these guys because in the past couple of match ups with them they have been the ones who have jumped on us early. So that fast start was key for us.” Coach Gates said. The 3rd quarter would see the game slow down but the Chants would stretch the lead to 17. Then the 4th quarter the Cardinals would attempt a comeback. The Chants would respond and keep the game out of reach for the Cardinals and win the game 57-52. “We did not finish that game how we wanted but how we played early keep us in front.” Coach Gates said. The Chants were led by Hayden Grint who had 25 points and 12 rebounds in the Win. Solomon Campise added 19 points in the win.
On Friday the Chants traveled to Wood River to take on the Eagles. The first quarter ended in a tie 9-9. However, the Chants were not as strong as the night before. “We did not come out with the energy we need to and that showed in the first half. The Chants were still able to take 22-18 lead into the locker room at half. The 3rd quarter the Chants would control but were only able to get the lead to six. Before the Eagles would take the momentum and never let it go. The Eagles would use a 10-0 run to put the Chants down four and the Chants were never able to get any closer than four the rest of the game. Allowing the Eagles to win 48-40. The Chants were led by Hayden Grint who had 26 points and 11 rebounds. Solomon Campise added nine points for the Chants. The Chants will host Arcadia Loup City on Tuesday in the First Round of the Lou-Platte Conference Tournament.