BY don beane
News + Record Staff
PITTSBORO — Cole Milholen pumped in a game-high 24 points here on Friday night in Pittsboro to help spark visiting Chatham Charter to an 89-47 rout of …
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PITTSBORO — Cole Milholen pumped in a game-high 24 points here on Friday night in Pittsboro to help spark visiting Chatham Charter to an 89-47 rout of county-rival Woods Charter in 1A Central Tar Heel Conference basketball action.
Chatham Charter improved to 9-1 in league play with the win and to 22-1 overall while Woods Charter dropped to 0-10 in the CTH and to 0-14 overall.
In addition to the 24 tallied by Milholen, Jordan Hamilton added 21 and Connor Murphy 17 for the Knights as the junior trio combined for 62 of the 89 points for Chatham Charter.
“Junior’s Cole Milholen, Jordan Hamilton and Connor Murphy had strong games for us,” said Chatham Charter head coach Jason Messier. “We didn’t play our best game defensively, but we moved the ball well on the offensive end.”
The Knights took control in the opening quarter and were never threatened again by the Wolves, racing out to a 25-9 lead.
Murphy and Hamilton each scored eight points in the first period for Chatham Charter while Baggio Rodriguez added five, and Milholen four.
Jacob Mitchell countered with five for Woods Charter including a trey.
The Wolves provided a stiffer challenge in the second quarter and managed 20 points behind nine points, including a three-pointer, from Ian Stone, and five more from Mitchell, including another trey.
Chatham Charter used eight points from Milholen, seven from Hamilton, a trey from Jack Beaver, and a three-point play from Murphy to collect 23 points in the second while taking a 48-29 advantage at the break.
In the third, Woods Charter continued to battle and received seven points from Emi Hutter-Demarco, six points from Kyle Howarth, and a trey from Danielle Vaughn.
Chatham Charter would win the stanza 23-15, however, with Milholen erupting for 10 points, and Tyler Dettmer and Murphy chipping in five and four respectively to send the Knights to a commanding 73-44 advantage.
Hmilton would can six in the fourth and Dustin Cook added four as the visitors closed with an 18-3 run to cap the convincing 89-47 triumph.
Dettmer added seven points in the win for the Knights.while Hamilton added 10 rebounds to the cause.
Hutter-Demarco and Mitchell each collected seven points to lead the Woods Charter offensive attack while Stone added nine, Howarth seven, and Vaughn five.