The school parking lot was full, and the concession lines were long Monday night at Centertown for 5-6 grade girls and boys basketball games between the Centertown Warriors and Dibrell Wildcats.
Centertown swept Dibrell in both games. The girls won 28-3, and the boys won 41-24.
The Centertown girls jumped out to a 14-2 lead in the first quarter behind Presley Winfree’s 8 points. Some fans think Presley is a similar basketball player to her cousin, Sable Winfree, who is on the high school Lady Pioneers basketball team. Winfree led Centertown’s scoring with 12 points, and Stella Dunn was the second leading scorer with 8.
Dibrell could not keep pace with Centertown, and the Lady Wildcats’ Kora Adcock scored all of Dibrell’s 3 points in the first half.
Centertown girls head coach Kelly Eckenrod commented after game about her team. Eckenrod said, “I really was proud of how they passed the ball. We try to teach them at the very youngest level to be unselfish. If there is ever anybody in front of you on the fast break, you pass it. You don’t dribble. That is harder than it looks. I thought they did a really good job with that.”
Coach Eckenrod was asked what her thoughts were about missed shots. Eckenrod replied, “Shoot the ball! If it is a good shot, I don’t care where it goes. I am more interested in who is trying to rebound.”
CENTERTOWN: Presley Winfree 12, Stella Dunn 8, Charley Wilson 4, Tenlee Medley 2, Reese Reinitz 2
DIBRELL: Kora Adcock 3
The boys game was more competitive in the nightcap, but Centertown showed a lot of scoring ability. Kiptyn Medley led the Warriors with 12 points and Jackson Moore was second in scoring with 8. Centertown was able to take many more shots than Dibrell, and every time Dibrell tried to mount a comeback, Centertown would go on a scoring attack.
The leading scorer for Dibrell was Alex Perez with 11 points. Bryson Elrod who last year was playing football for the WCHS Pioneer football team was on the bench as an assistant coach for Dibrell. Elrod looks like a natural coaching, and he is the type of young man Warren County needs to keep home.
CENTERTOWN: Kiptyn Medley 12, Jackson Moore 8, Wesley Romzek 7, Carter Melson 6, Isaac Smith 4, Guillermo Martinez 4
DIBRELL: Alex Perez 11, Andre Mietling 8, Dylan Hernadez 5
Centertown plays host to Eastside on Thursday night, and Dibrell will face Morrison at home on Thursday.