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Chiefs, Red Devils set to clash in Kenton Trail division showdown

Bellefontaine on Friday can either solidify its spot in the driver’s seat for the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail division title or open up the race to the competition.

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Bellefontaine’s Tristin Tillman puts up a shot during his team’s game against Tippecanoe in December. The two teams meet again Friday at Bellefontaine. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

A win at home against Tippecanoe (12-2, 4-2) would keep the Chiefs (9-5, 5-1) in first place in the conference standings and it would be a crushing blow for the Red Devils’ championship hopes.

But a Tippecanoe victory would create the possibility of a three-way tie for the top spot in the league. Tecumseh is currently tied for second with the Red Devils at 4-2 in division play.

“All games in league play are important,” said Bellefontaine head coach Henry Stolly. “Our players and coaches understand that focus on the game plan, execution and playing four quarters of basketball against good teams helps lead to successful outcomes. We have to focus on execution and we need to do the little things well as a team.”

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