Centre teams roll to easy victories
Centre boys and girls teams each won easy victories Friday at Herington. The girls won, 42-27; the boys, 53-35.
The girls led the entire way. Alyssa Espinoza got it started with a 3-point shot and Kate Basore had consecutive baskets, and Samantha Espinoza and Becca Casey also scored in the first quarter, which ended with Centre leading 11-10.
The Cougars increased their lead to 7 by halftime, 11 at the end of three quarters, and won by 15.
Leading scorers were Schlesener and Hett with 10 each. Hett also had 10 rebounds, for her third consecutive double-double.
In the boys game, Cody Svoboda, Max Svoboda, Cole Srajer, Xavier Espinoza, and Zach Barney all contributed to a 15-8 lead after one quarter.
The Cougars led 28-14 at halftime, and when the Railroaders closed to within 6 points Centre answered with a tighter defense that spurred them on to an 18-point win.
Espinoza scored 19 points including 7 of 9 field goal attempts and 4 of 5 free throws. He also led on the boards, with 12 rebounds. Srajer had 17 points and 5 steals. C.J. Thompson had 11 rebounds.
The Cougars split games on a road trip to Little River.
The boys notched another win with a 66-63 overtime thriller.
The girls lost 48-31.