Chatham Charter boys basketball improves to 23-1 with pair of league wins

Posted 2/14/20

GRAHAM — Chatham Charter took a pair of victories last week to improve to 23-1 on the season.

The No. 10-ranked Knights hosted River Mill in Siler City on Friday night and captured a key 59-39 …

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Chatham Charter boys basketball improves to 23-1 with pair of league wins

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GRAHAM — Chatham Charter took a pair of victories last week to improve to 23-1 on the season.

The No. 10-ranked Knights hosted River Mill in Siler City on Friday night and captured a key 59-39 in a 1A Central Tar Heel Conference tilt.

Chatham Charter roared to a 19-2 run in the opening period before cruising to the easy win.

River Mill cut the deficit to 31-18 at th intermission after a 16-12 run in the second but the hosts used a 18-9 spurt in the third to extend the lead back out to 49-27 before settling for the easy 20-point triumph.

Connor Murphy led the way with 18 points for Chatham Charter while Ryan White chipped in 15, Trevor Golden nine, Jordan Hamilton seven, Cole Milholen four, and Clay Griffin three.

White was four-of-six from behind the arc in the win while Golden and Griffin added a trey apiece.

On the boards, Murphy added six in the win to go with three assists and five steals while Milholen chipped in five boards, five assists and five steals, and Hamilton five rebounds and three assists.

Chase Mebane had 21 points for River Mill to lead all scorers in the contest while chipping in 11 rebounds.

The Jaguars (8-4, 17-6) also received 15 points, seven rebounds and three steals from Cameron Lutterloh.

Three nights earlier on Tuesday evening in Siler City, Chatham Charter dismantled a completely outmanned Eno River squad 82-32.

The Knights went up 22-7 after one period of play before using a 19-12 run in the second quarter to pull in front by a commanding 41-19 count at the half.

A 24-6 spurt in the third all but ended the contest and upped the lead to 65-25 entering the fourth before a 17-7 run closed out the easy 82-32 triumph.

Hamilton had a monster contest with 28 points, nine boards, an assist and two steals for the Knights while Murphy added 15 points, Golden 12 points and Griffin seven including a trey. Murphy added five rebounds, three assists and two steals in the triumph while Golden chipped in five boards, four assists and two steals.

Chatham Charter is scheduled to battle Raleigh Charter on the road Wednesday before closing out the regular season on Friday in Greensboro against Cornerstone Charter Academy.

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