A pair of 3-pointers by Ross Hunter helped the Centreville varsity boys basketball team survive a Southwest 10 Conference battle with Hartford Friday, 58-54.
Leading 12-7 after the first quarter and 32-25 at halftime, the Bulldogs realized Hartford wasn’t going down quietly as the Indians cut the deficit to just a bucket by the end of the third quarter. Kyzer Bowen steadily put together a team-high 14 points for Centreville, and Hunter had 10 of his 13 in the second half to boost the Bulldogs.
Hayden Stauffer finished with 12 points, McClain Lemings had eight, Jared Rank added six, Nick Weber and Trenton Kindig each chipped in two, and Sam Todd had one.
“We controlled the game well in the first half, but we struggled with good defense and offensive sets in the second half,” Centreville coach Mike Hunter said. “I was proud of how the guys held their composure and played our game. They made crucial shots when they needed to and got a better handle on the defense to hold on and come away with a victory.”
Todd registered a team-best six assists to go with five rebounds, Lemings had eight boards and five assists, Hunter added four assists and four rebounds, and Stauffer grabbed six boards and dished two assists.