CHS basketball boys lose for fourth time in five games; Snyder moves past 1,000-points mark for career

By PAUL STURM, C-T Sports Editor

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Despite run of 19 consecutive first-half points by the Chillicothe High School basketball Hornets that left them 21 points behind by the middle of the second period, Kansas City’s Northeast Vikings claimed the consolation trophy of the 69th-annual Bishop LeBlond Holiday Tournament with a 65-58 overtime triumph Friday afternoon.
After scoring 32 points in the game’s first 11:08, including the lengthy skein of unanswered tallies in a span of only 3:41, Chillicothe (6-5) went more than 11 minutes without a field goal spanning all but the first 15 seconds and last 20 ticks of the fourth quarter and overtime. The Hornets also went two of eight at the free-throw line in that stretch.
That offensive cave-in resulted in CHS’ fourth loss in its last five games since a 5-1 start. Northeast advanced to 7-3.
Chillicothe senior Cade Snyder scored a season-best 22 points to lead the Hornets. His basket from close range just after the fourth quarter began pushed him to 1,001 points for his CHS career (he finished the game at 1,006). He’s the first Hornet to reach quadruple figures since Bryce Young in the 2009-10 season.
Chillicothe’s next outing is due to be Tuesday night at Lawson as part of a girls’/boys’ varsity/junior-varsity quadrupleheader. Both JV games will tip off at 4:30 p.m., the boys’ action in the middle school gym. The varsity games will follow the jayvee girls’ contest in the high school gym.