Still sour from last week’s loss to Westwood with the regular-season title on the line, Centertown showed up Monday ready to prove its ready to compete for the tournament championship.
Boyd just happened to be standing in the way at the wrong time.
The Warriors walloped the Broncos 51-12, punching their ticket into Thursday’s semifinals.
Every player on the Centertown roster got on the scoreboard in the matchup, led by Ethan Roach’s 14 points. Logan Cantrell added nine, followed by Aiden Miller with seven.
Centertown seemed to build a 20-point lead before Boyd (0-12 in the regular season) could blink. The Warriors were, clicking offensively while dominating defensively.
Roach was especially effective early, scoring nine points in the first period.
Sam Page, who finished with a team-high eight points for Boyd, got the Broncos on the board in the second quarter with a triple. Connor Andrews added a layup in the period on his way to a three-point performance, while Jordan Perry hit a free throw to wrap up Boyd’s scoring.
Leading 34-7 at halftime, Miller started the mercy rule by scoring all his points in the third quarter. Miller nailed a 3-pointer during the period, when Centertown built a 47-8 lead.
Tyler ‘T-Bone’ Adams, Thomas Burks and John Porter Prater finished with four points each for the Warriors. Hayven Jones added a 3-pointer, followed by Sam Rivers, Chase Singleton and Connor Williams with two points.
Centertown will face Morrison in the semifinals Thursday at 8:15 p.m.