The LouPlatte Conference meeting was held March 14 at Riverside Golf Course where LPC basketball coaches selected first-team, second-team, and honorable mention student-athletes to receive LouPlatte Conference basketball awards. The following Centura students were recognized:
First Team All Conference: Emily Krolikowski; Joe Carey
Second Team: Dawson Caspersen
Honorable Mention: Brooklyn Hostetler; Ben Oman and Noah Wooden
Congratulations to the athletes and their coaches.
Centura Girl’s Basketball split games last week against Central City and Adam Central.
Centura traveled to Central City for a match up in the LouPlatte Conference. This is the first year that the Bison are members of the LouPlatte Conference. In the game against Central City Coach Thober reported, “The team played very hard in the first half, however they were not able to get their offense clicking. Luckily, during the second half of the game the girls started shooting the ball well and were able to pull away by making a couple of runs.”
Scoring by Quarters
Centura 9 11 15 17 52
Opponent 8 9 11 9 37
Caspersen 6/ Semm 13/ Krolikowski 17/ Johnson 7/ Hostetler 5/ Simdorn 6/ Holcomb 4
Centura traveled to Adam Central for a non-conference basketball game. IAt the start of the game, the Centura girls came out with great intensity, finding themselves down by only 3 at the end of Quarter 1. The intensity was short lived as the Centurions were unable to match AC’s intensity in the second quarter were the Patriots outscored Centura 17-8. Coach Thober recounted that Centura was outplayed and out hustled most of the game. Coach Thober gave credit to Adam Central as he suggested they played really well. It is back to work for the girls hoping to improve their play.
Scoring by Quarters
Centura 10 8 5 8 31
Opponent 13 17 9 6 45
Caspersen 5/ Semm 7/ Krolikowski 13/ Johnson 8/ Simdorn 2
Centura boys’ basketball gets underway this week. Coach Oman is expecting between 16-18 athletes out for basketball. He indicated the numbers are down in boys’ sports in general from football to wrestling including basketball.
Coach is predicting to have a very skilled group of athletes out for basketball this season. There are four returning starters back from a 13-win season. There will be three players at about 6’3, while most the players are under 6′. They do not have a lot size overall and will play some really good teams on the schedule. Mr. Oman stated, “I think that we could be one of the better teams in the area. We are looking forward to having an outstanding season.”
In the Monday Night Basketball Program for Grades 3 through 8, there are 40 participants. The program concentrates on developing young players skill set.
The Centura girls basketball team is inviting all of us to show our Centura spirit and pride by ordering a team T-shirt for the 2017-18 season. See the details on the order form attached below.
Retired Centura girl’s basketball coach, Kathy Mettenbrink will be inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame at it’s annual Induction Ceremony on October 1, 2017 at Lincoln East High School. Coach Mettenbrink coached girls basketball at Centura for 34 years, winning 549 games, making 11 state tournament appearances and finishing as state runner-up twice. Congratulations, Coach!
Congratulations to junior Emily Krolikowski, for being selected First Team to the girl’s division of the Lou Platte Conference.