Centura Boy’s Basketball Wins Conference Match-Up Against Gibbon Buffaloes

Last Friday, Centura hosted LouPlatte rival Gibbon in an important LouPlatte Conference match-up.  The Buffaloes were focused and ready to play.  At the end of the first quarter, Centura held a narrow two-point lead 12-10.  By intermission, Gibbon had closed the gap to 1, 28-27.  Going into the final quarter, the Centurions and the Buffaloes were knotted up at 40-40.  But a 28-point outburst by Centura in the 4th quarter,  while holding the Buffaloes to 8 fourth-quarter points, resulted in a 68-48 win for the Centurions who are now 8-5 on the year and 4-1 in LouPlatte Conference play.  Dawson Caspersen with 26 points and 10 rebounds led the way.  Dawson was 10 for 18 from the field.  Three other Centurions were also in double figures, Noah Wooden with 15, Joe Carey with 13 and Ben Oman with 10.  Joe Carey also pulled down 13 rebounds.  Ben Oman had 10 rebounds and 7 assists.  Thursday Centura travels to Fullerton to take on the aggressive and very athletic Warriors.  Friday, Centura hosts state-rated Ravenna in another important LouPlatte match-up.

Scores by Quarter      Qt 1          Qt 2          Qt 3          Qt 4       Final

Centura                       12              16              12            28   =   68

Gibbon                        10              17              13              8   =   48

Stats:  D. Caspersen 26 pts.,10 rebounds, 4 assists/ N. Wooden 15 pts., 4 assists/ J. Carey 13 pts., 13 rebounds/ B. Oman 10 pts., 10 rebounds, 7 assists/ B. Noakes 3 pts.,/ P. Dowse 1 pt. 5 rebounds

In JV action, the young Centurions found win number 6 defeating Gibbon 57-42.  Leading scorers for Centura were Eli Wooden with 17, Ben Noakes had 11, Spencer Meyer had 10.  The Centura JV are now 6-5 on the year.

In C-Team action, Centura traveled to Ravenna last Monday and defeated the young Blue Jays 66-30.  The leading scorers were Ben Noakes with 23, Juan Perez with 15, Spencer Meyer had 13.  The C-Team is currently 5-2 on the year.


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