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Dibrell downs Centertown
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The Eastside Bulldogs may still be the top dogs in the boys 7-8 grade elementary basketball league, but the Dibrell Wildcats and Irving College Tigers aren’t going to stop trying to catch up in the standings.Dibrell kept its second-place spot in the standings Monday with a 33-21 win over the Centertown Warriors while Irving College held down the third-place position by defeating Boyd 41-35.The Wildcats have won three straight games since losing to Eastside Dec. 10 to move its overall record to 4-1. The trend had been relying on the league’s top scorer Trey Cantrell to carry the team, but Monday’s game showed the Wildcats have an array of fire power.Eight different Dibrell players scored against the Warriors while Cantrell spent most of the game watching from the bench.After scoring five quick points in the first quarter, one more than Centertown would total in the first half, Cantrell went to the bench and watched his fellow Wildcats build a huge lead.Three points each from Malachi Barrett and Ethan Stuart in the first quarter helped Dibrell lead 13-4 after six minutes.The Wildcats continued to increase their lead in the second quarter behind a suffocating defense and spread out scoring.Centertown was unable to score against Dibrell in the second quarter as the Wildcats turned up the heat on defense. While scoring didn’t come easy to the home team, Dibrell had no trouble finding the range.Austin Higgins scored six points in the second quarter while Lee Randolph and Thomas Judkins added four points apiece as Dibrell went into halftime leading 29-4.The Warriors finally found rhythm offensively in the second half by relying on guard McCall Turner.