Area hoops roundup, December 17, 2014

Canton-Galva?The Eagles opened the Bluebird Classic by splitting two games with Elyria Christian Monday.

The boys won, 57-40. Nick Bray led with 28 points, including nine threes. The girls lost, 47-30. Cassidy Enns led with nine points.

The Eagles then split games to Little River Friday. The girls won, 46-18. Enns led with 18 points. The boys lost, 49-27. Trey Moddelmog led with seven points.

Both teams claimed third place in the tournament with victories over Burrton Saturday. The girls won, 45-31. Cassidy Enns led all scorers with 24 points. The boys gained a narrow victory, 55-53. Tanner Klingensmith scored 18 points. Nick Bray added 11.

The Eagles were scheduled to host Centre Tuesday and will play at Burrton Friday.

Centre?The Cougars competed at the Herington tournament last week. The girls opened with a 46-29 victory over the host team Tuesday. Shelby Makovec led with a career-high 30 points, including 6-of-11 three-point attempts. Lotti Benning had 13 rebounds.
The boys lost to Herington, 50-48. Dakota Stimpson scored 15 points. Dylan Deines and Cole Srajer each added 10.

Both teams lost to Southeast of Saline Friday.

The girls lost, 54-51. With the Trojans in front, 48-36, Centre enjoyed a 13-0 run and took the lead, 49-48, when Nellie Kassebaum scored with less than two minutes to play. But the Trojans took their final lead with 10 seconds left.

?This was a good, competitive game throughout,? coach Alan Stahlecker said. ?I was pleased with the way we played against this solid team.?

Makovec scored a game-high 21 points, and reached the 1,000-point mark in her Centre career, becoming the fifth Cougar in school history to reach that mark.

Meanwhile, the boys lost to the Trojans, 81-27. Nathaniel Engler and Justin Bina each scored six points.

The Cougars split Saturday?s games with Madison.

The girls gained a 47-35 victory. Makovec led with 20 points and was named to the all-tournament team.

The boys lost to Madison, 47-43. Jared Barney and Stimpson each scored 13 points.

Centre was scheduled to play at Canton-Galva Tuesday and will host Wakefield Friday.

Goessel?The Bluebirds opened the Bluebird Classic by splitting Tuesday?s games to Central Christian. The girls won, 56-30. Page Hiebert led with 18 points. Aleena Cook added 16 and Eden Hiebert 10. The boys lost, 67-50. Lawton Makovec scored 17 points. Connor Davis added 10.

Goessel split Friday?s games to Burrton. The girls won, 46-27. Cook and Page Hiebert shared top-scoring honors with 12 points each.

The boys lost to Burrton, 65-42. Makovec led with 15 points. Zach Wiens added 13.

The girls placed first in the tournament with a 39-31 victory over Elyria Christian Saturday. Page Hiebert led with 15 points. Alicen Meysing added 10.

The boys placed fifth by defeating Elyria, 48-36. Makovec led all scorers with 16 points. Rhett Makovec added 11 and Wiens 10.

The Bluebirds will travel to Rural Vista Friday.

Peabody-Burns?At the Marion Classic, the Warriors lost two games to host Marion Tuesday. The girls lost, 61-26, and the boys lost, 57-55. For more, see elsewhere in sports.

The Warriors lost to Berean Academy Thursday. The girls lost, 49-17. Christa Elliott led with six points. The boys lost, 57-35.

Kornelius Skotaam scored 11 points. Junior Edmonson added 10 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.

The Warriors concluded the tournament with losses to Belle Plaine Saturday. The girls lost, 37-27. Katy Benson had a double-double performance with 11 points and 10 rebounds. The boys lost, 55-40. Braxton Kyle led all scorers with 29 points.

Peabody-Burns was scheduled to host Burrton Tuesday and will host Berean Academy Friday.

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