The visiting undefeated Centertown Warriors 5-6 grade boys basketball team suffered its first loss of the season to host Dibrell as the Wildcats ran away with a 36-11 victory Monday night.
The win leaves Warren County Middle School boys still undefeated in the standings, as the Pioneers faced the Irving College Tigers last night.
The Dibrell home crowd couldn’t help but be pleased, as the Wildcats (4-1) took an early and large lead, never to be challenged. Using aggressive defense and taking maximum use of turnovers for points, the Warriors were down 30-3 at halftime.
“We were good about moving the ball,” said Dibrell coach Darek Elrod. “We got everyone involved.”
Dibrell’s Matthew Young had 12 points by the half, scoring 12 total points. Drathon Dixon also broke double digits with 10 points, Jeremy Boren had 6, Landon Morris had 4 points, and Nathan Elrod hit for 2 points.
“We’re learning,” said Centertown coach Rex Crabtree, whose team drops to 3-1. “We have a young team and we’re working on transitions. We had a chance to play our younger players tonight as well.”
With Dibrell secure in the lead, both teams had a chance to work with younger players. This brought a new dimension to game play and fans got a chance to see more players compete. Centertown’s Rylan Elkins was one of the new Warriors to see game time hitting one from the foul line wowing the crowd with the successful effort.
Also scoring for Centertown were Conner Williams with 4 points, Ashton Griffith and Sam Rivers, both had 2 points, with Tyler Adams and Elkins both adding 1 point each.