Four players scored in double-figures for the Centreville boys basketball team on Friday as the Bulldogs rallied in the fourth quarter to capture a 76-68 victory over White Pigeon.
The Bulldogs trailed 55-50 in the SJV match-up, before ripping off 26 points, including a solid performance from the free throw line.
“I must say, our defense was tremendous when it mattered,” Centreville coach Corey Smith said. “We got down as far as 10, but we continued with the game plan. …Finally knocking down free throws (16-for-22) helped.”
Calvin Ludwig and DeMarco Taylor were prime examples of Bulldogs that kept their composure from the free throw line. Taylor was 6-for-8 on his way to a game-high 25 points. Ludwig was a perfect 6-for-6, finishing with 13 points while Matt Clementz had 15 for the Bulldogs. Chase Alexander chimed in with 10.
Riley Olsen had the hot hand for White Pigeon, finishing with a team-high 20 points. Olsen splashed in five 3-pointers on the night. Mitchell Moore had 17 points and 10 rebounds for White Pigeon despite special attention from the Centreville defense. Dylan Hochstetler netted 15 points and David Miller added 11 to round out the Chiefs’ list of double-digit scorers.
“Our goal was to keep the ball out of Mitchell Moore’s hands,” Smith said. “We did that for the most part. Moore is a good player that’s going to adjust and get his points. We wanted to just limit his touches and/or make him work hard for shots.”
Both teams finished an even 3-3 in SJV play this year.