Words: Zach Grable
On Friday, February 3, the Centennial Boys’ Varsity Basketball team hosted the Wilde Lake Wildecats. This was an important game for both teams because it determined who would be ahead in the county standings.
The first quarter was even and neither team was able to take a significant lead. Senior Stevie Sedlacko and junior Andrew Hohmann were leaders on the defensive end while senior Elijah White and junior Kaleb Addisu dominated offensively.
The second quarter was similar with each team only gaining a marginal lead. Centennial and Wilde Lake scored almost every possession which kept the first half very close. By the end of it the score was 20-23, with the Wildecats on top.
By the third quarter, Wilde Lake had pulled away just enough for Centennial coach Chad Hollwedel to call a timeout to slow things down. The Wildecats had come out of the half with more intensity and a desire to win.
Even though Centennial was able to close the gap towards the end, they did not have enough time to gain a lead. The Eagles lost 51-55.
Centennial’s next game is against rival Mount Hebron on Tuesday, February 7 at Mt. Hebron.