It was a shootout on the Centertown basketball court Thursday afternoon as the two top guns of the Warriors, Westen and Wyatt Wilson, took on the Holder brothers, Ryland and Kason, of the Morrison Eagles.
The game didn’t disappoint, going into OT tied at 41.
In the end, it was lights out for the Morrison Eagles as they gave Centertown four opportunities from the charity stripe which weren’t reciprocated, and the Warriors shot 3-of-4 to capture a three-point win, 50-47.
With the win, Centertown’s Warriors captured a top seed in the upcoming end-of-season tournament. Morrison should be in the top 3 as well depending on the two games remaining each team has next week.
Overall, the Warriors did better from the foul line hitting 8-of-12 for 67 percent. Morrison was 2-of-6 for 33 percent with four of the extra fouls on Centertown in overtime.
“They did a real good job. I’m proud of them. They’re working hard. They progressed and they’re very aggressive,” said Centertown head coach Caleb Shehane.
As far as the top guns went, the Wilsons shot for a combined 35 points, while the Holders scored 34 at the final buzzer. Fans might consider it a draw, as Ryland Holder, who made 12 game points, was wearing a cast on a broken finger. A nose bandage from a shot-in-the-dark wayward limb beat him up even more by game’s end. Kason Holder hit for 22 for the Eagles. Westen Wilson had 19 points in the contest and Wyatt Wilson had 16.
Also scoring for Centertown were Jarred Scruggs with 8 points, T.J. Howard 4, and Ben Rivers with 3 points.
Rounding out Morrison’s total were Tyler Dunn with 4 points and Dominique Betancourt, Parker Yates and Dawson Waldron all with 3 points apiece.
“Both teams played extremely hard,” said Morrison head coach Kyle Cannon. “We had our chances to win. We missed too many shots under the goal. We will see them again soon in the tournament.”
Morrison will hit the road and take on Boyd on Monday, while the Eastside Bulldogs will pay a visit to Centertown. Games begin at 6 p.m.