Centre girls race to Eisenhower League Tournament championship

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Centre 52, Hope 26-Centre claimed the Eisenhower League Tournament by doubling up the Lions in the title game Saturday night.

Selena Seifert and Megan Gutsch each scored 12 points to lead Centre, who shot 28 percent from the field (20-71) but held Hope to 14 percent (7-47).

Jackie Klenda led Centre’s rebounding efforts with 10 while the Cougar defense forced 35 turnovers; Klenda had six steals.

Centre 59, Wakefield 35-Centre breezed into the championship game with a 24-point win over Wakefield.

Centre led 22-14 at halftime and pushed the lead to 34-22 after three quarters. The Cougars finished the fourth quarter with a 25-13 advantage.

Selena Seifert led three Cougars in double-figure scoring with 19 points. Alyssa Luna added 14 and Teaira Turner 12.

Centre hit 21 of 65 field goal attempts (32 percent) while Wakefield made 10 of 49 (20 percent).

Centre’s defense forced 35 turnovers. Turner and Luna both each seven steals while Luna added a team-high 13 rebounds.

Centre 65, Solomon 22- Centre had no trouble advancing to the second round of the Eisenhower League Tournament Tuesday.

The Cougars took control, leading 22-5 after one quarter and 38-13 by halftime.

Centre was led in scoring by Selena Seifert, who poured in 20 points including three 3-point baskets.

Alyssa Luna added 13 points for the Cougars, who connected on 23 of 82 field goal attempts (28 percent) while limiting Solomon to seven of 34 (20 percent).

Centre’s defense forced an amazing 51 Solomon turnovers. Luna registered nine steals and Samantha Alvarez added eight of Centre’s 44 thefts.

Luna also led the Cougars in rebounding with nine.

The Cougars made only 15 of 34 free throws while Solomon hit seven of 16.

Regular season

Little River 56, Goessel 29- Goessel hung with Little River early, trailing 10-8 after one quarter but found themselves outscored 34-13 in the next 16 minutes on the way to a 25-point loss in a Heart of America game at Little River.

Kory Hiebert and Rinda Duerksen each scored eight points to lead the Bluebirds.

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At Canton-Galva

The Canton-Galva Invitational third-place game between Canton-Galva and Rock Creek was postponed until 6 p.m., Monday, due to weather conditions restricting Rock Creek’s travel plans.

Results were not available at press time.

Canton-Galva’s Seth Moddelmog was named to the all-tournament team Saturday night.

Bennington 75, Canton-Galva 64-Canton-Galva hung tough through the first half in their semifinals match with the Bulldogs, but were doomed by a 21-9 Bennington advantage in the third quarter Thursday night.

Bennington converted 22 of 34 free throws while Canton-Galva made nine of 21.

Travis Myers and Ted Regehr each scored 13 points for the Eagles while Seth Moddelmog added 12 and Derek Bair 11.

Chris Mann led four Bulldogs in double figures with 19.

Canton-Galva 58, Sedgwick 55-Sixth-seeded Canton-Galva pulled off a first-round upset Tuesday night when they defeated Sedgwick by three points.

The contest was tied after one quarter but the Cardinals carried a 30-27 lead into halftime.

The third quarter proved to be decisive as the Eagles outscored Sedgwick 18-10 and led 45-40 before holding on for the victory.

Derek Bair led the Eagles with 17 points while Seth Moddelmog added 12 and Travis Myers 10.

Brian Summers led all scorers with 27 for Sedgwick.

At Burrton

Fairfield 42, Peabody-Burns 37-Peabody-Burns fell one game short of their title aspirations Saturday night, losing to the host team in the championship game of the Burrton Invitational.

Derek Benson led the Warriors with 12 points and six rebounds.

Pretty Prairie 48, Goessel 37- Garrett Hiebert and Jordan Voth both scored 10 points Saturday night for the Bluebirds, but it wasn’t enough as Goessel lost in its bid for fifth place at Burrton.

The game was tied at 28 entering the final quarter. Pretty Prairie outscored the Bluebirds 20-9 for the win.

Eisenhower League

White City 61, Centre 50-Centre came up short in its bid for an Eisenhower League title falling to White City Saturday night.

Dustin Burnett led Centre with 15 points, Bryant Gutsch added 12 and Seth Jirak had 10 for Centre who trailed 36-22 by halftime.

Centre 75, St. Xavier 69-Centre advanced to the championship game Friday night with a win over St. Xavier.

Dustin Burnett poured in 33 points while Seth Jirak added 22.

Centre led 36-34 at halftime.

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