The boys sub-varsity basketball teams traveled to Arlington Seguin for their final game of the season Tuesday night.
The freshman A squad came out firing in the first quarter with Braden Elrod and Cedric Cotton combining for 17 points in the quarter. The Cougars continued to push the pace with the Spartans taking the lead into halftime at 33-26. Centennial’s defense came alive to start the second half by holding Seguin to 6 points in the quarter and taking a 6 point lead heading into the final period. Seguin’s hot shooting and big run in the fourth proved too much for the Spartans and were defeated in the last minute of play by a score of 60-57. Cotton lead Centennila with 25 points while Elrod tossed in 11 points in the defeat.
The freshman A team ended their season 11-15 and 5-9 in district play.
The junior varsity team jumped out on the Cougars in the opening period with a 20-12 lead. Nathaniel Schoonover connected on two three pointers while Keryn Collins added 10 points to spark the offense. The Spartans continued to control the game in the second quarter going into halftime with a 7 point advantage. Both teams traded baskets in the second half, but a costly foul by Centennial with 3 seconds left put the Cougars to the line for three shots to tie the game. The Seguin guard connected on all three free throw attempts and sent the game into overtime. The Cougars continued their momentum early in OT, but with 1.4 seconds left on the clock and the ball underneath their basket, Centennial had a chance to tie or take the win. An excellent play design opened up Collins under the goal, but the leading scorer was not able to find the basket through contact as time expired. The Cougars walked away with a 57-55 victory.
Collins lead Centennial with 28 points while Marek Kerr added 11 points in the loss.
The Junior Varsity team finished with an overall record of 13-13 and 7-7 in district play.