Louisville, OH - On Saturday night the CVCA Royals took on the Glenville Tarblooders in the Division 2 / Region 5 championship game in Louisville.
Right away the Royals came out firing as Darryn Peterson was able to put up 10 points fast, helping the Royals get a quick lead as the team scored a strong 15 points.
On the other side of the ball, things didn't start so well for the Tarblooders as they were only able to put up four points in the first. Their defense didn't have an answer for Peterson's power as the Royals had a commanding 15-4 lead after one.
Glenville in the second looked like a much better team, as they were able to put up 13 points this quarter. Jamryon Robinson scored four of them, and the team did much better at slowing Peterson down this which helped the team close the deficit.
CVCA had another stellar quarter. The team was able to put up another 11 points, while playing great defense to give their team the best chance of success in the game, as they went into halftime up 26-17.
With the first half in the books, it looked like Glenville still needed to figure out how to stop the powerful CVCA offense but they're offense had picked up the slack tremendously.
Coming out of the locker rooms, CVCA did not look like the same team, as their shots weren't falling. Glenville was able to do whatever they wanted offensively, and they only put up five points in the quarter, all coming from Peterson. It was just enough to keep themselves in the game.
In the third the Tarblooders looked phenomenal, as they were able to quickly tie the game 28. They were also playing great defense to go with it. After a three point shot from Jakobi Laster, they took the lead against the Royals 33-31.
CVCA looked phenomenal on offense in the fourth quarter as Peterson was able to score 14 points and the team was able to score 17 points as a whole. Unfortunately their defense was shaky the whole quarter, as Glenville was pretty much able to get what they wanted offensively.
Glenville looked great on offense this quarter, but CVCA was able to stay in the game the whole time. Fortunately for Glenville they were able to pull away at the end scoring 25 points in the final quarter, six of which came from Theo Castro. The Tarblooders were able to win the game 58-48.