Louisville, OH - On Thursday night at Louisville High School the CVCA Royals took on the Shaw Cardinals in a Division 2 / Region 5 District semi-final matchup.
Starting the game Shaw came out firing scoring a quick three pointer from Delon Bush. That was pretty much the most exciting thing from the Cardinals in the first quarter as CVCA took control of the quarter.
The Royals, after giving up the three pointer, played great defense the rest of the quarter. Offensively they looked great too as Darryn Peterson was able to put up six points in the first rallying his team to take a 12-7 lead.
Coming off the benches to start the second quarter, the Cardinals looked better on offense as forward Wayne Chappell was able to score six points and help his team stay in the game.
CVCA looked just as good in the second quarter as they did the first, as Jackson Shelby was able to put up six points of his own in the quarter while Peterson continued to grab most rebounds and scored four points in the quarter. The Royals were in the lead going into halftime 29-19.
Coming out of the half Shaw did not look any better than they did before defensively, as CVCA was doing pretty much whatever they wanted and offensively they didn't score more than five points until the final two minutes.
CVCA led by Peterson was able to score 17 in the third, 11 of which came from Peterson himself, and defensively they didn't let the Cardinals comeback at all extending their lead to 46-30.
In the final quarter, the Cardinals were going need a lot to go their way to come back, and it looked like a possibility as Uleysses David and Hunter Graham were able to score back-to-back-to-back three point shots. That helped their team put up 19 in the final quarter but it unfortunately wasn't enough.
The Royals' defense might not have been the best in the final quarter, but Peterson was still putting up points scoring eight in the fourth which propelled his team to victory 57-49.
The MVP of the game was Darryn Peterson for CVCA who scored 29 points.