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Elementary boys basketball
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With the Warren County boys elementary league-leading Morrison Eagles on a bye Thursday, it gave other schools a chance to make waves in the standings.Centertown held steady in second place with a 42-20 win over Dibrell, while Boyd made the biggest shakeup when it beat the Warren County Middle School Pioneers 36-32.The Warriors leaned on their powerful post Carter Mansfield to win easily against the Wildcats and improve to 5-1 this season.Mansfield came into the game as the league’s leading scorer and showed why against Irving College. The Centertown post scored 14 in the first half as the Warriors led 16-8 at halftime. Mansfield had a three-point play in the first and second quarters and peppered in layups off rebounds and short jumpers to push Centertown into a lead it wouldn’t relinquish.Dibrell countered with four points from point guard Jacob Lann in the first quarter and baskets from Jordan Sandlin and Austin Green in the second period to keep the deficit within 10 at halftime.Centertown waited to the second half to blow the game open as additional scorers emerged to help Mansfield.The Warriors matched their first-half output with 16 points in the third quarter, getting four points each from Wyatt Wilson and Brad Burke to lead the way.Dibrell also matched its scoring from the first half with eight points, five coming from Lann as he connected on a layup and hit a 3-pointer, but the Wildcats found themselves down 32-16 entering the final period.Mansfield added the finishing touches to his 20-point night with four points in the fourth quarter as Centertown prevailed by 22.Wilson connected on a shot in the fourth quarter as well, pushing his total to six.