Centreville’s boys basketball team experienced another disappointing loss Wednesday night in a 70-63 battle at Quincy.
The Bulldogs, so close to turning the corner this year after a number of close defeats, were led by DeMarco Taylor (19 points) and Chase Alexander (14). Matt Clementz reached double figures with 10 points, Kalvin Ludwig added eight, and Eli Schwartz and Jon Peckinpaugh each finished with six.
Centreville led 31-30 at halftime, but Quincy (10-3) made a stand in the third quarter, outscoring the Bulldogs 23-13. It was enough of a cushion to hold off the visitors.
“Another good game that we let slip away,” Centreville coach Corey Smith said. “Kids played very well. This was a game where we clicked on all cylinders tonight. Came out in the third quarter with some quick whistles. That became the difference in the third quarter. By the time we adjusted it was the fourth quarter and at that point we started trading baskets.”
Centreville committed just 10 turnovers, and Smith explained how his squad executed much better than the first time the two teams met this year (a 75-62 Quincy win on Dec. 10).
“Improvement on free throws and our next outing should be a lot better,” Smith said.
The Bulldogs (4-7) made 19 of 30 attempts at the stripe.