MOBERLY — Tangling on the road with an undefeated team from a larger school and a program which has dominated yours in the recent past rarely is a remedy for a struggling team. Thus it is no surprise that the Chillicothe High School basketball Hornets will take to the floor at home tonight looking to snap a losing streak of four games after visiting the Moberly Spartans last night.
The Hornets (1-5) gave Moberly (6-0) a tussle for most of the first quarter, but fell victim to another scoring drought in the second when a 14-0 MHS run set the stage for an eventual 68-42 non-conference victory.
Chillicothe's boys will try to get their first home-court win of the 2012-13 season and end an overall skid this (Friday) evening when they play the back half of a girls-boys doubleheader with South Harrison.
The girls' action will tip off the "Jam the Gym" Night competition at 6 p.m., followed by the boys' contest at about 7:30. The Lady Hornets (3-3) also will seek their initial home victory of the season while trying to avoid slipping under .500 overall.
Chillicothe split with South Harrison at Bethany last December, rallying to win the boys' game on a late Nic Voorhies basket after the girls fell to the Lady Bulldogs.
South Harrison's boys are coached by former CHS standout Josh Gannan, older brother of current Hornets senior starter D.J. Gannan.
"They've got a good post player that's 6'4" or 6'5" and a nice wing player in Kaid Hendren," Hornets head coach Tim Cool shared about tonight's foe.