CHAFFEE -- With four scorers posting double-digit totals, the Chaffee Red Devils had little trouble putting visiting Kelly in the rearview mirror on Friday.
Led by a game-high 20 points from Peyton Montgomery, Chaffee pulled away to a 16-point halftime before rolling to a 76-45 win.
"It always makes me nervous playing a team that we have already beat," Red Devils' head coach Josh Govreau said of the Hawks. "We kind of did the same things with Kelly last year. We beat them earlier in the year, beat them again and then came back out and have the focus.
"But playing at home we came out ready to play."
Chaffee came out and scored 10 of the first 12 points on the night to take an eight-point lead just three minutes into the game. Kelly was able to close to within a couple baskets in the opening minute of the second frame, but it wasn't long after that the Red Devils went on another run.
Montgomery had eight points in the frame and helped lead Chaffee on a 14-3 run.
It was on a Montgomery steal, followed by an open layup, that the Red Devils pushed out to a 33-18 lead with 1:29 left in the half.
After Chaffee took a 19-point advantage early in the third quarter, the Hawks were able to make their biggest push of the game.
Gaven Ray fueled the 8-2 rally with three buckets and the Hawks had closed their gap to 13 points with 3:37 left in the frame.
It was all Red Devils from there on out, however, as Chaffee held Kelly without a field goal the final 3:30 of the third.
The Hawks hit on 3 of 6 free throws during that span, but buckets from four different Red Devils had Chaffee up 54-34 to enter the fourth.
"We had been in situations a couple times before this year where we've been up (in double-digits) then came out and had a really terrible third quarter and let a team back in it," Govreau said. "I really challenged them at halftime just to make sure that we come out focused and do the things we've been talking about the last couple days."
Kelly matched Chaffee shot-for-shot in the early stages of the fourth, but the Red Devils took advantage of several Hawk turnovers to prevent any sort of a comeback.
In the final few minutes of the game, Chaffee grabbed their biggest lead of the night, at 72-43, before two-straight baskets to end the game gave the Red Devils a 31-point win.
"A couple times we broke down defensively and didn't do what we were suppose to be doing," Govreau said. "But for the most part I'm pleased. When you hold a team to 45 points, I'm happy with that."
He added, "We wanted to pound the ball inside and I think we did that. Trevor Morehead got in foul trouble, but when he was in there he controlled the paint and that's what we wanted .
Morehead had 14 points to finish second on the team behind Peyton Montgomery while Charlie Montgomery and Layton Tenkhoff had 11 and 10 points respectively.
Making up almost half of Kelly's offense, Gaven Ray finished with a game-high 21 points. Brent Forck was the only other Hawk in double-digits with 10.
In the night's junior varsity contest, Kelly rode a hot third quarter to a 52-42 win over Chaffee. After holding a one-point edge going into the break the Hawks scored 20 points in the third to go up 39-31. They outscored Chaffee 13-11 in the final frame to hold on for the win.
Landon Urhahn had 13 points for Kelly and Chaffee's Lane Henson finished with 11 points.
KELLY (45) -- Gaven Ray 21, Austin Wadlington 3, Anthony Klunk 2, Jerrod Lynn 2, Brant Forck 10, Josh Roberts 4, Derrick Garner 3. FG 17, FT 8-23, F 18. (3-pointers: Ray 1, Forck 2. Fouled out: none.)
CHAFFEE (76) -- Lane Henson 7, Peyton Montgomery 20, Cody Johnson 10, Jared Walker 2, Jimmy Golden 4, Tyler Golden 4, Charlie Montgomery 11, Trevor Morehead 14. FG 28, FT 19-27, F 17. (3-pointers: Henson 1. Fouled out: Morehead.)