The Centennial Spartans sub-varsity basketball squads traveled to Everman to take on the Bulldogs Tuesday evening in their first game of district play.
The 9A team got off to a sluggish start by trailing 16-3 at the end of the first quarter. The Spartan defense picked up in the second quarter and Centennial was able to battle back to make it a 4 point game at the half. The Spartans outscored Everman in the 3rd quarter by six to take the lead going into the final quarter of play. Jordan Weeks caught fire in the 3rd period to lead the Centennial run with 8 points. The 4th quarter came down to a few final possessions, but some costly turnovers and missed free throws by Centennial lead to a 58-54 loss to the Bulldogs. Weeks lead the way in scoring with 14 points while Kamryon Johnson tossed in 12 points.
The Spartan JV team came away with a 84-71 victory over the Everman bulldogs in their opening night of district play. The hot shooting of the Spartans proved too much for the Bulldogs throughout the game. Centennial took an early lead that was to never be relinquished.
Keryn Collins lead Centennial in scoring with 30 points while Marek Kerr pitched in 18 points and several rebounds for the Spartans. Preston Tabor also recorded 12 points for Centennial with two big three pointers in the 3rd quarter.
The Spartan sub-varsity teams will host Granbury Friday in their district home opener. The 9A team is scheduled to start at 3:00 pm and the JV tip-off is set for 1:30 pm.