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Centre High basketball sweeps Peabody in makeup games

Staff writer

Centre basketball swept Peabody-Burns teams during makeup games Saturday at Centre.

Centre girls ran over the Warriors, 55-19, and the boys won a nail-biter, 63-56.

Centre boys trailed by two to five points during the first half of the game, but a 3-pointer by Aidan Svoboda at the buzzer gave Centre a 29-28 lead.

Numerous turnovers as the third quarter began put the Cougars back in the hole.

Four points by Dalton Stika near the end of the quarter tied the game at 43-43, but the Warriors struck back with a basket at the buzzer to reclaim the lead.

After a 47-43 start by Peabody-Burns, Svoboda, Jacob Hurd, Riffel, and Stika combined for nine unanswered points, giving Centre a 52-47 lead.

Svoboda was the leading scorer, 16; Riffel, 15; Stika, 11; Braxton Smith, 9; and Hurd, 5.

Stika and Riffel combined for 21 rebounds, and Hird had six assists.


It was no contest for the girls. Centre took an early 10-2 lead and outscored Peabody-Burns 17-8 in the first quarter.

By halftime, the Cougars led 37-13. After a 1-2 fourth quarter, Centre won by 36 points.

Coach Alan Stahlecker was pleased with how his girls played. They all scored.

“We passed the ball well and were able to get a lot of good shots, both inside and outside,” he said.

Carly Deines scored a career-high 10 points before going down with an injury late in the third quarter.

Alyssa Espinoza scored 19 points, and Kelsey Hett scored 15.

Other scorers were Samantha Espinoza, 5 points, and Emily Casey, Alex Remmers, and Lili Espinoza, 2 each.

Centre is hosting the Cougar Classic this week. Centre teams played Wakefield Tuesday. The scores are scrolled above.

Last modified Jan. 23, 2020