BELL CITY --
Bell City passed the century mark Thursday night, hammering lowly Zalma, 113-58.
The visitors were overwhelmed from the start as Bell City posted 35 points in the first quarter and 30 in the second.
Even with massive substitutions in the second half, the Cubs put up 25 points in the third quarter and 23 in the fourth. "It's a good win for us," said Bell City coach David Heeb.
"We're trying to pick up momentum at this time of the year, and it was good to get everybody some playing time. I thought it was the best job our bench has done all year of coming in and contributing."
All but one Bell City player scored in the game. All-stater Eric Henry led the charge with 23 points, followed by Kenyon Wright with 21 and Dominitrix Johnson with 16.
Jason Rampley and C.J. Hadly contributed 14 and 12 respectively.
"We came out with a lot of intensity," said Heeb. "We've been a second-half team all year and we are trying to start with a lot more intensity. We were able to do that tonight."
Brad McKlin led all Zalma scorers with 17 points, followed by Tim Lemmons with 13 and Chad Wiseman with 10.
Bell City (12-3) will travel to Woodland on Tuesday.
CHAFFEE -- Chaffee had a defensive letdown on Thursday, allowing several easy layups in a 77-61 loss to Greenville.
The Red Devils allowed 29 points in the first quarter and 20 in the second.
"We kind of got caught up in a track meet with them," explained Chaffee coach David Mirly. "We let them score 29 and we scored 27 in the first quarter, and there was no way we could keep that pace. We tried several different things, but just couldn't keep them from scoring layups."
One highlight for Chaffee was the play of Andrew Horrell, who scored all of his game-high 21 points in the first quarter.
"He kept us in the game in the first quarter," said Mirly, "but then Greenville did a good job of shutting him out the rest of the game."
Chase Eskew scored 12 points for Chaffee, followed by Brent Thomason with 10.
Jason West paced Greenville with 22, followed by Matt Massa with 12, Jarred Green with 11 and David Hottinger with 10.
Chaffee (2-9) will face Kelly on Saturday at 5 p.m. The game was originally scheduled to take place on Friday.