After a resilient victorious battle against their rivals, the Chelsea Bulldogs came in on a roll and were looking to keep the streak going but a tough Columbia Central team was coming into Chelsea to test them. The Bulldogs came out strong suffering no letdown from the Dexter game but the Eagles did too. As a testament to the tenacity of the game, on one of the first plays of the game Junior Guard Ryan Mitchell was knocked hard to the floor and had to leave he game. The place got silent as Mitchell laid face first on the floor in obvious pain and wasn’t moving. The Chelsea trainer attended to him right away and soon Mitchell was sitting up resting and after a concussion test he was able to thankfully return to the game in the second period.
Chelsea took the lead right away by two great shots underneath by Senior Forward Trevor Kingsley as he wrestled the ball away from an Eagles defender and worked hard inside to get the points. And it didn’t stop there as the swarming Chelsea defense was too much for the Eagles. At the half, it was Chelsea entering the locker room with a big 30-16 lead.
In the 3rd Chelsea came out strong again, taking advantage of it’s bigger size and strength against the Eagles, holding Columbia to only 4 points in the whole period! They took advantage of some good outside shooting and crisp passing to finish the game with a big 49-37 victory. Junior Guard Ben Kaemming led the Bulldogs in scoring with 14 points, Kingsley finished with 9, Brady Friss had 8, and Cam Cooper put up 7 for the victors. Chelsea goes to 9-1 on the season and will face the 9-2 Ann Arbor Huron Friday at home in an SEC showdown.