Area Boys Basketball Roundup (Week of Feb. 27, 2008)

Centre?Hamilton proved no match for the Cougars, who rolled to a 66-36 victory Feb. 18. Trevor Troutt scored 21 points along with 12 rebounds. Zach Slayden scored 10 points.

Thursday?s meeting with White City proved a difficult matchup, with the Cougars outscored 13-23 in the second quarter of a 60-45 loss to the Huskies. Troutt scored 13 and Slayden scored 11.

Goessel?The Bluebirds crushed the White City Huskies 58-28 on their home floor in the Class 1A regional final Saturday.

A 19 point, 13 rebound double-double by Nathan Ensz proved decisive, as did the 16-8 run Goessel put together in the first quarter.

Ensz scored six in that frame and threw in eight more during a 15-9 run in the third quarter.

Kurtis Duerksen scored 10 points in the contest.

Goessel hammered Elyria 65-27 Thursday. Craig Banman scored 17 points and Goessel built a 30-8 halftime lead.

The Bluebirds meet St. Paul at 6 p.m. Thursday in Emporia. The Goessel-St. Paul winner meets the winner of Norwich and Olpe at 8 p.m. Saturday in the finals.

Peabody-Burns?With a 61-60 win over Berean in their league play finale Feb. 19, the Warriors improved their record to 11-9 on the season. PBHS took a 35-33 halftime lead, and held on to win behind Adam Benson, who finished with 10 points?as did Andrew Loucks and Duane Unruh. Nathan Bishop scored a team-high 15 points.


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