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Warriors whip Broncos
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The Centertown Warriors continued their solid play of late in the 5-6 grade elementary boys league with another win against Boyd Monday.
The Warriors won for the third time in four games as they went on the road and beat the Broncos 38-23 at J.K. Stanley Gymnasium.
Centertown started the season slowly, losing three of its first four games to fall near the bottom of the elementary standings. Since schools returned from fall break though, the Warriors have been on a roll led by guards Brant Young and Damian Thomas.
Young continued his strong season with 12 points against the Broncos Monday, while Thomas joined Young in double figures with 10 points for Centertown.
Young and Thomas caught fire in the second period as Centertown was able to build a big lead. Young scored four points in the second quarter, matching his production from the first quarter.
Thomas exploded for eight points in the period, getting most of his baskets near the rim as the Boyd defense was unable to contain the slashing guard. Four points from Hunter Adams and a basket by Clay Eckenrod helped Centertown lead 24-14 at halftime.
Heath Kuykendall was a one-man offense for Boyd, scoring 10 points before the break. Kuykendall did most of his damage from deep as he sank two 3-pointers.
Centertown made sure Kuykendall was accounted for at all times in the second half and the lead continued to swell.
With the Warriors blanketing Kuykendall, Carter Mansfield’s two baskets in the third period helped Centertown push its lead to 32-18 entering the final period.
Kuykendall got loose in the fourth quarter to hit his third 3-pointer, but Young, Thomas and Adams countered with layups as the Warriors evened their record at 4-4.
Mansfield and Jax McBride finished with four points each for Centertown, while Eckenrod added two.
Kuykendall led Boyd with 17 points as the team fell to 2-6. Bryson Stiles, Brayden Scott and Will Rivers chipped in two points apiece.
In other boys elementary action, the Morrison Eagles improved to 8-0 by defeating Eastside 36-8 and Dibrell beat Irving College 37-27.
The Eagles, who will put their undefeated record on the line tomorrow night in a much- anticipated matchup with Warren County Middle School in the new Morrison gym, got a season-high 14 points from Ronaldo Martinez in Monday’s win over the Bulldogs.
Joel Garcia added eight, followed by Ethan Smith with seven, Raven Lewandowski with four, Dawson Waldron with two and Ryland Holder with one.
Axel Rodriguez, Cryz Reyes, Alex Greer and Alec Hobbs had two points apiece as Eastside fell to 4-3.
Behind 14 points from Lane Jones, Dibrell was able to 3-5 with a 10-point victory over the Tigers.
Rounding out the scoring for the Wildcats was Jacob Lann with nine, Micah Webster with five, Jacob Wrisner with four, Will Wrisner and Tucker Cantrell with two points apiece and Austin Newby with one.
Jalen Smith led Irving College with 13 points, followed by Cameron Fults, Curtis Grissom and Devin Jordan with four points each. Kaden Jordan added two points as Irving College dropped to 0-8.