Chiefs crush Green Ridge
It was a bit of a slow go for the Santa Fe Chiefs at home in their eventual 65-43 non-conference basketball victory over Green Ridge last week Tuesday.
When the Chiefs, playing without starter Matt Lovercamp due to an injury, kicked up their play a notch in the second and fourth quarters, they easily pulled away.
The Chiefs did open up an 11-4 lead after the first quarter behind three points from Ross Tieman and four other players with two points each.
Tieman contributed six points and Corey Fitzwater five in the second quarter as the Chiefs led 32-16 at the half.
Jeff Knipmeyer was the only Santa Fe player with multiple baskets in the third quarter as he hit two for four of the Chiefs' 11 points and they led 44-25.
Santa Fe, which had its troubles from the free-throw line (10 of 20), was paced by Tieman with 13 points.
Corey Fitzwater added nine points and Knipmeyer and Rolf eight apiece.
In all, 14 Santa Fe players hit the hardwoods, with 13 of them scoring at least two points.
Aaron Keele scored five second-quarter points and four in the fourth stanza and led Green Ridge with 12.
Zak Tylor scored all 10 of his points, including two fourthquarter three-pointers, in the second half.