Area Boys Basketball Roundup (Dec. 9, 2009)

Centre

?Against Southeast of Saline, the Cougars posted a 17-point second quarter and led 25-16 at halftime. But SES roared back, scoring 21 points in the fourth quarter to steal a 54-51 victory Friday night at CHS.

?We gave up too many offensive rebounds and missed too many free throws,? coach Greg Wyatt said. ?We played well enough to win?we won 31 minutes and lost it in the last one. Making free throws, rebounding better and finishing plays will allow us to win many games.?

Brian Burhoop led the charge in the second quarter, scoring eight of his 15 points on two foul shots and two 3-pointers. Trevor Troutt finished with 10 points, while Tanner Brunner and Tyler Klenda scored nine apiece. Brunner had a team-high nine rebounds. Lawrence led SES with 19?17 of which he scored in the second half.

Up next for Centre is the Herington preseason tournament.

Canton-Galva

?The Eagles took a 40-26 loss to Herington in the season opener. Up next for Canton-Galva is the Goessel tournament.

Goessel

?The Bluebirds smacked down Northern Heights 52-39 behind 18 points from Weston Hiebert. Chad Wedel scored 11 and Aaron Reimer finished with 10, as GHS opened up a 28-21 halftime lead.

Goessel allowed just four points in the third quarter.

Hiebert also led the Bluebirds in rebounding, with five offensive boards among 13 total.

Up next for Goessel is its home tournament, which included a matchup against Elyria Christian Tuesday and will feature a contest against Hutchinson Central Christian on Friday. The finals will be played on Saturday.

Peabody-Burns

?The Warriors clobbered Chase County 53-24 Friday night in Peabody. The Warriors put four players in double-digits: Jacob Simmonds (13), Brian O?Neal (12), Aaron Topham (10) and Martin Hofkamp (10). At half, Peabody-Burns led by 17, 28-11. The Warriors outscored Chase County 16-6 at the foul line.

Up next for PBHS is the Marion Tournament. The Warriors faced Oxford Tuesday, with the outcome to determine whether they play Berean Academy or Belle Plain Friday.

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