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Centre boys end regular season at 16-4

Cougars are Wheat State Champions

Staff writer

After a forfeited game with Peabody last week, Centre boys defeated Blue Valley-Randolph Saturday to end the regular season with a 16-4 record.

They will receive a Wheat State League championship plaque and are seeded No. 1 in the substate tournament this week at Peabody-Burns.

The boys and girls teams had first round byes. The boys will play Chase County, winners Tuesday over Peabody-Burns, on Thursday. The girls will play Chase County at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

At Blue Valley, the boys got off to a fast start, leading 20-6 after one quarter. Cody Svoboda, Xavier Espinoza, Cole Srajer, and Zach Barney all contributed points.

After a Cougar 36-17 halftime lead, Blue Valley improved their play and outscored Centre 18-17 and 19-16 in the final two quarters, but Centre walked away with a 71-55 victory.

Srajer led scoring with 25 points, and Svoboda had 23. Barney had 11 rebounds, and Srajer had 8 steals.

Girls

The girls didn’t fare as well. Victory was within reach for most of the game, as they trailed by 3 or 4 points for more than three quarters. However, Blue Valley surged ahead to win 35-25.

Kelsey Hett was Centre’s leading scorer with 10 points. Emily Schlesener had a career-high 18 rebounds. Janel Dones blocked four shots, all on 3-point attempts by Blue Valley.

Centre girls enter sub-state play with a record of 9-10. They are seeded third.

Last modified Feb. 28, 2018

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