Spartans Survive Slow Start
The Centennial Spartans took on the Arlington Seguin Cougars in hopes to closeout the first half of District 5-5A play with a win and protecting its home floor.
The Spartans played finished well despite its slow start in the first quarter and controlled the game virtually from tip to ending buzzer. Though a sloppy first quarter start and a young stingy defense of the Cougars, the Spartans managed to defeat the Cougars 70-50.
Paced by its pressure defense, the Spartans settled into the game in the second quarter and turned up the heat on the young Arlington Seguin backcourt forcing many turnovers that allowed the Spartans to gain some separation on the scoreboard and outscoring the Cougars 22 to 7 in the quarter.
With a 17-point lead going into halftime, the Spartans defensive energy was able to be sustained to the start the third quarter, but struggled to finish at the rim. Centennial held Seguin to only 9-points in the quarter but also only scored 15-points of their own. Plagued by its own turnovers the Spartans allowed their 22-point lead to be cut to 13 early in the quarter and finished the quarter on a 6-0 run of its own to push the lead back up to 22 to enter the fourth.
Seven Spartans hit the scoresheet in the game, with JR – Tayton Conerway leading all scorers with 17-points 6-assist 7-rebounds and 6-steals. Also meeting Conerway in double figures were fellow JR’s – Jacob Stuckey with 11-points 6-assist and 6-rebounds and Zachary Bolf with 11-points and 5-rebounds of his own. Joining the double figure party was also SR – Nate Adcox who chipped in with 11-points of his own.
Rounding out the remainder of the scoring for the Spartans were SR’s – Anthony Hunter with 9-points, Caleb Werner with 6-points, and Tanner Harbin with 5-points.
The Spartans move their overall record to 18-7 and 5-2 in District 5-5A play, leaving them tied for 2nd with Mansfield Legacy (5-2) and behind 1st place Mansfield Timberview (7-0).
Centennial will host Everman on Tuesday – January 22nd, 2019 at 6:30p.