Centura Boy’s Basketball had its season opener against Sandy Creek and won the game 71-21. Coach Oman identified that Sandy Creek is a very young and inexperienced basketball team. However, he indicated that Centura played with a lot of intensity. He said, “The boys played well together and shared the basketball. For an opening season game, I was pleased with our team’s effort!”
Scoring by Quarters
Centura 20 18 18 15 = 71
Sandy Creek 9 6 2 4 = 21
Centura stats: Noah Wooden 21 points , 4 assists; Dawson Caspersen 14 points ; Joe Carey 10points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals; Payton Dowse 8 points, 4 rebounds ; Ben Oman 7 points, 9 rebounds, 11 assists, 3 steals; Eli Wooden 5 points; Ben Noakes 3 points ; Tate Trumler 3 points.
Opponent Leading Scorer: Wyatt Mach 8
Centura defeated Wood River on Saturday. Coach Oman stated, “Wood River is a vastly improved basketball squad that likes to run and press. For the most part, we were able to handle their press and slow their break.” “Our defense has greatly improved from a year ago. For the second night in a row our basketball team did a nice job of sharing the basketball. Joe Carey, Dawson Caspersen, and Ben Oman did a really nice job on the boards. Centura had 39 rebounds between the three of them. Joey Carey and Dawson Caspersen did a nice job of scoring inside with 16 and 12 respectively,” reported Coach Oman.
Scoring by Quarter:
Centura 15 11 8 20 = 54
Wood River 6 5 7 18 = 36
Centura stats: Joey Carey 16 points, 12 rebounds; Dawson Caspersen 12 points, 13 rebounds, 3 blocked shots; Noah Wooden 10 points; Ben Oman 9 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals; Ben Noakes 3 points; Eli Wooden 2 points; Payton Dowse 2 points.
Opponent Leading Scorer: Tyler Hermann 11