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Gump, Chiefs overpower Kenton Ridge

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Senior guard scores career-high 27 in win

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Bellefontaine’s Max Oyer goes up for a layup during Friday’s game at Kenton Ridge. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

SPRINGFIELD — When Matt Gump gets in a groove, there is little the opposition can do to cool him off.

Kenton Ridge learned that Friday night as the Bellefontaine senior sharp shooter poured in a career-high 27 points to lead the visiting Chiefs to a 58-37 win in Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail division basketball action.

With the victory, the Chiefs even their record to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the CBC Kenton Trail. The Cougars fall to 2-2, 0-2.

Gump hit 10 two-point buckets, two three-pointers and made his only attempt at the foul line.

“He is a great player,” said Kenton Ridge coach Kris Spriggs. “He didn’t have a lot of easy looks, but he is a good shooter and knocked down a lot of tough shots.”

Gump also had eight rebounds, three assists and two steals.

“I thought Matt played a complete game tonight,” said Bellefontaine coach Henry Stolly. “Any time you can put up those numbers, not just his scoring but with his rebounding, his passing and his steals ... that is a great effort.”

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