Boy’s Basketball are 5-4 on the Season

The boy’s basketball team is 5 – 4 on the season so far with the Lou Platte Conference tournament, hosted at Centura, about three weeks away.

Centura Vs. Riverside

In the opening round of the Ravenna Holiday Tournament Centura faced the number one rated Riverside Chargers.  In the opening period Centura jumped out to a 15-10 lead against the D-2 Chargers.  Riverside  outscored the Centurions 42-13 in the middle two quarters of the game which was marred by questionable officiating.  Centura would lose starters Joe Carey, Dawson Casperson, and Ben Oman during the contest to fouls.  Both teams scored 15 in the final stanza as Riverside would hang on for a 67-61 victory.

Scoring by Quarters:

Centura     15     15     16     15    = 61

Riverside   10     21     21     15    = 67

D. Casperson 22 pts., 8 rebounds, 6 assists/ B. Oman 15 pts., 10 rebounds, 8 assists / J. Carey 10 pts., 6 rebounds/ B. Noakes 6 pts./ P. Dowse 3 pts., 6 rebounds/ N. Wooden 3 pts., 4 assists/ E. Wooden 2 pts., 3 rebounds

Centura Vs. Overton

In the consolation game of the Ravenna Holiday Tournament Centura faced a 4-win Overton Eagle team that featured All-State Candidate Braden Kizer.  In the opening stanza Centura outscored the Eagles 16-15.  The Centurions would take a 28-23 lead in the intermission.  During the third period the Eagles outscored Centura 17-15 to close the gap to three going into the final stanza.  Braden Kizer would hit 5 3’s in the second half on his way to 30 points.  Balanced scoring enabled Centura to hang on for a 60-58 win.  Joe Carey led the way with 14, Ben Oman had 12, Dawson Casperson had 10, Payton Dowse scored 9 and Eli Wood finished with 8 as these five made up 88% of Centura’s scoring.

Scoring by Quarters:

Centura     16     12     15     17    = 60

Riverside   15      8      17     18    = 58

J. Carey 14 pts., 14 rebounds/ B. Oman 12 pts., 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 blocks/ D. Caspersen 10 pts., 3 rebounds, 3 assists/ P. Dowse 9 pts., 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists/ E. Wooden 8 pts., 3 rebounds, 3 steals/B. Noakes 4 pts.,/ N. Wooden 3 pts., 3 assists

Centura Vs. Sutton

January 2nd Centura began the 2018 part of the schedule hosting the Sutton Mustangs.  The Mustangs jumped out to an 18-11 first quarter lead.  Sutton would then take a 28-19 lead into the intermission.  The Centurions would play somewhat better in the second half but were outscored 29-25 as Sutton would post a 57-44 victory.  The difference in the outcome of the game would come from beyond the arc and at the charity line.  From beyond the arc Sutton hit 38% of the 3’s, as the Centurions connected on only 18% of their shots.  From the charity stripe Sutton connected on 78% of their free throws as the Centurions only made 18% of their free throws.  With the win Sutton moved to 5-3 and Centura fell to 4-4.

In JV action Centura fell to the Mustangs 48-30.  Lading scorers for the young Centurions were Ben Noakes with 9, Tate Trumler and Juan Perez would each score 8.  The JV’s are currently 2-4 on the year.

Scoring by Quarters:

Centura     11      8      9     16  =  44

Sutton       18     10     17    12  = 58

N. Wooden 19 pts., 4 steals/ D. Casperson 17 pts. 4 rebounds/ J. Carey 6 pts. 9 rebounds/ B. Oman 2 pts, 4 rebounds, 3 assists/ P Dowse 5 rebounds, 3 assists

Centura Vs. Gothenburg

Centura hosted the Gothenburg Swedes and put out their best effort of the 2017-18 season as they outscored the Swedes 68-49.  Centura was led by Joe Carey who would hit on 13 of 17 attempts from the field while scoring 29 points.  Joe would also pulled down 13 rebounds and picked off 5 steals.  Dawson Casperson and Ben Oman also scored in double figures with 14 and 11 respectively.  Oman pulled down 8 rebounds while handing out 8 assists.  Noah Wooden scored 8 points and handed out 5 assists.  Payton Dowse scored 6 while collecting 5 rebounds.  Centura outscored Gothenburg in the opening period 20-14.  The Centurions were up 38-25 going into intermission.  Centura went on to outscore the Swedes 30-24 in the second half as they posted their fifth victory on the season.

In JV action Centura defeated the young Swedes 53-41.  Ben Noakes led the young Centurions in scoring with 22.  Spencer Meyer and Tate Trumler added 9 and 8 respectively.  The JV’s are currently 3-4 on the year.

Scoring by Quarters:

Centura              20      18      15     15  =  68

Gothenburg       14      11        9    15  =    49

J. Carey 29 pts., 13 rebounds, 5 steals/ D. Casperson 14 pts., 4 rebounds, 4 assists/ B. Oman 11 pts., 8 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 steals/ N. Wooden 8 pts., 5 assists/ P. Dowse 6 pts., 5 rebounds

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