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Strong finish helps Chiefs stop Knights

Bellefontaine girls basketball coach Brian Hogan has stressed to his girls the importance of finishing games during the early going this season.

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Bellefontaine’s Brenda Johnson takes a shot during Wednesday’s home game against Greenon. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

The Chiefs answered that call Wednesday as they hung on down the stretch to beat visiting Greenon 47-40 in a Central Buckeye Conference crossover game.

Bellefontaine improves to 2-2 on the season.

“I told the girls that this was the first time I felt like we put in a closing effort,” said Hogan. “I am really proud of them for that.”

In an effort to contain Bellefontaine’s tough inside attack that features standout forwards Jazmyn and Kameren Haley, the Knights came out with a 2-3 zone defense that bottled up the paint area.

“It took us a while to adjust to what they were doing,” said Hogan. “They were giving us outside shots. Once we started to become more patient in our offense, we were able to get some good looks both inside and outside.”

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