Last week proved to be a downer for the Centre Cougars basketball team. They lost to Peabody-Burns in a home game on Jan. 3 and were defeated Friday by White City.
At White City, after trailing by 3 points at halftime, 22-19, the Cougars only scored 16 points compared to 32 by the Huskies.
The team completed 13-of-47 field goals and 6-of-8 free throws.
Justin Deines and Trevor Hageberg led at the boards with 8 rebounds each. Kordell Harding and Grant Srajer provided 3 assists each and Chad Mueller had 2 blocks.
Scorers were Hageberg, 9; Deines, 7; Ty Simons, James Wyatt, and Kordell Harding, 5 each; and Shane Methvin, 4.
The Cougars were defeated, 56-45, in the game against Peabody-Burns.
The Warriors opened the game with an 8-point run. Centre’s first points were free throws scored by Hageberg with four minutes remaining in the first quarter. Centre got within two points, 11-9, after Hageberg, Harding, and Deines each scored field goals. Centre trailed by 5 points, 14-9, at the end of the quarter.
Three minutes into the second quarter, a field goal by Wyatt gave Centre a 1-point lead, 16-15. Peabody-Burns answered with a 15-point run to take over, 30-18, at halftime.
The Warriors widened the gap to 37-19 before Deines, Harding, and Simons piled in 12 points to close the gap to 6, 39-33. However, a 3-point shot by Peabody at the buzzer allowed the Warriors to end the quarter with a 42-33 lead.
Srajer opened the fourth quarter with a field goal and free throw to once again narrow the gap to 6 points. However, Peabody pulled away and finished the game with an 11-point victory.
Centre completed 14-of-58 shots from the field, including just 1-of-18 from the 3-point line. The team completed 16-of-27 from the free-throw line.
Deines led scoring with 13 points, followed by Harding with 10. Other scorers were Simons, 7; Wyatt and Hageberg, 6 each; and Srajer, 3.
Leading rebounders were Hageberg, 12; Wyatt, 10; and Deines, 9. Deines also provided 3 assists. Harding and Hageberg had 2 blocks each, and Deines had 3 steals.