CHS clubs Centerville, set for EIAC showdown at East Central

CHS clubs Centerville, set for EIAC showdown at East Central

Clay Garrison vs Centerville 2.3.2018 - Doug J
Centerville’s Kody Witham (32) put up a roadblock against Connersville sophomore Clay Garrison during the Spartans-Bulldogs game Saturday. Garrison had 8 points in Connersville’s 63-34 win. (Photo by Doug Jordan) http://photosbydougj.com/

Connersville grabbed a quick lead on Centerville and never looked back, blasting the host Bulldogs, 63-34, Saturday afternoon to improve to 15-4. Centerville is 8-10.

Eleven players put points on the scoreboard for the Spartans, who shot 58% from the floor and outrebounded the Wayne County school, 24-10.

Garrett Silcott and Noah Belt each scored 11 points to lead head coach Kerry Brown’s team, which travels to East Central Thursday night to battle the Trojans in a crucial Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference contest (7:30 p.m.). 

East Central, 12-6 overall, is 3-0 in conference play. The 3-time defending EIAC champion Spartans are 3-1. 

Class 3A No. 4 Greensburg (15-5) is 4-2 in the conference after losing to Rushville (4-13, 3-3). Batesville (12-5) is 3-2. 

Against Centerville, CHS turned a 17-7 lead after one quarter into a 32-19 halftime advantage, and limited the hosts to just 3 points in the third quarter to take a commanding 48-22 lead into the final 8 minutes. 

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Dalton Ailes prepares to launch a free throw against Centerville. The senior guard made 2 foul shots in the Spartans’ 63-34 victory. (Photo by Doug Jordan) http://photosbydougj.com/

Dalton Lee added 9 points for Connersville, Jacob Brown and Clay Garrison scored 8 apiece and Wes Smith had 4.

Braxton Revalee and Jonah Graham tallied 3 each, Drew Sherck, Dalton Ailes and Ethan Smith all scored 2 points.
Tyler Combs and Dylan Logan did not score but each grabbed a rebound.

Brown snatched 7 rebounds and blocked 2 shots, Silcott had 7 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals, Revalee had 4 assists, Lee and Wes Smith both corralled 3 boards, Garrison had 2 assists and a pair of steals.

Austin Farlow led Centerville with 9 points, Justin Dupree finished with 8 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, Dante Torres and Kody Witham scored 6 each, Dalton Stevens had 5.

Connersville’s Jr. Spartans also improved to 15-4, defeating the Bulldogs’ JV, 53-35. 

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Connersville senior Tyler Combs looks for a teammate Saturday in the Spartans non-conference win over Centerville. (Photo by Doug Jordan) http://photosbydougj.com/

Connersville: 17-32-48-63
Centerville: 7-19-22-34

CHS (63) — Silcott 4 2-2 11; Belt 4 1-1 11; Lee 4 0-0 9; Brown 4 0-1 8; Garrison 3 0-0 8; Wes Smith 2 0-0 4; Revalee 1 0-0 3; Graham 1 0-0 3; Sherck 1 0-0 2; Ailes 0 2-2 2; Ethan Smith 1 0-0 2; Combs 0 0-0 0; Logan 0 0-0 0. Totals: 25 5-6 63.
3-pointers (8): Belt 2; Garrison 2; Silcott 1; Lee 1; Revalee 1; Graham 1. Rebounds (24): Brown 7; Silcott 4; Wes Smith 3; Lee 3; Belt 2; Revalee 1; Garrison 1; Combs 1; Logan 1; Ethan Smith 1. Assists (16): Silcott 7; Revalee 4; Brown 2; Garrison 2; Sherck 1. 

Centerville (34) — Farlow 3 0-0 9; Dupree 3 2-2 8; Torres 2 0-0 6; Witham 3 0-0 6; Stevens 2 0-0 5; Dickenson 0 0-1 0; Fordonski 0 0-0 0. Totals: 13 2-3 34. 
3-pointers (6): Farlow 3; Torres 2; Stevens 1. Rebounds (10): Dupree 7; Witham 2, Torres 1. Assists (9): Dupree 5; Fordonski 2; Torres 1; Stevens 1. 

Thursday’s games 

(All games begin at 7:30 p.m.)

Connersville (15-4, 3-1 EIAC) at East Central (12-6, 3-0 EIAC) •

Rushville (4-13, 3-3 EIAC) at Batesville (12-5, 3-2 EIAC) •

Lawrenceburg (11-5) at Madison (6-12)

(• = Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference) 

 

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