Cougar boys end season with victories
The Centre Cougars ended the regular season on a roll, after defeating Elyria Feb. 5 on the road, Wakefield in the homecoming game Feb. 8, and non-league Chase County Friday at home. Their record stands at 11-9 heading into the sub-state tournament next week at Burrton. Coach Greg Wyatt said he expects them to have a first-round bye.
Justin Deines scored more than 20 points in each of the three games. He scored 25 points Friday in the game against Chase County.
Kyle Methvin made two baskets, Ty Simons made a layup on a steal, and James Wyatt nailed a trey in the first quarter. Centre led, 16-9.
The Cougars maintained their lead throughout the game. They made most of their 19 points scored in the fourth quarter from the free-throw line, including six by Simons, four by Deines, and one each by Wyatt and Methvin. The final score was, 59-36.
Methvin and Simons each had a total of 11 points; Wyatt, 7; Cory Brunzell, 3; and Grant Srajer, 2.
Deines had 10 rebounds and five steals. Srajer had four steals. Simons led in assists with six. Chad Mueller, Wyatt, and Methvin each had one block.
The Cougars won a satisfying 64-43 victory over Wakefield in their homecoming game.
Deines and Simons piled up 29 and 23 points, respectively, to lead scoring.
The Cougars shot a perfect 16-of-16 from the free-throw line, including seven by Deines, five by Simons, and two each by Srajer and Brunzell. Wyatt led on the boards with eight rebounds.
Easy win at Elyria
Deines led the way to a 60-27 victory over Elyria on Feb. 5 with 22 points. Simons scored 16 points. Both were 6-of-6 from the free-throw line. Deines provided four assists and had six steals. Wyatt had six rebounds, and Simons had five.