Tag: Alex Fant

Zaching Against Cancer Basketball Tournament Final

Words: Zach Grable

On Wednesday, March 29, the Championship game for the March Madness 3v3 Zaching Against Cancer Basketball Tournament took place.

The two teams in the championship were Natural Lightning and Big III. The gym was filled with students as the two teams battled for the win. In the end, Natural Lightning came out with the “dub.” The team was composed of seniors Ryan Maher, Hudson Graves, and Alex Fant. The team received a Zaching Against Cancer t-shirt for winning the tournament.

The teams that participated in the event helped raise money for the Zaching Against Cancer Foundation.

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Boys’ Basketball Wins Big on Senior Night

Words: Kieran Senisi

Photos: Zach Grable

On February 15, the Centennial Boys’ Basketball team had their Senior Night against the Reservoir Gators.  

Seniors Alex Fant, Stevie Sedlacko, Elijah White, and team manager, Lindsay Horen, were all recognized before the game.  

Both teams played a competitive game and neither could get a substantial lead. The game came down to the wire when Centennial was winning 59-56 and Reservoir hit a three pointer to tie the game up with ten seconds left on the clock.

Junior Andrew Hohmann then scored a three pointer for Centennial to win the game 62-59.

With this win Centennial remains at the top in the county rankings, and will play against Howard on Friday, February 17, for the last game of the regular season.

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Boys’ Basketball Defeats Wilde Lake in Third Round of Playoffs

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Hunter Hall

On Wednesday, March 2, the gym at Centennial High School was packed with students, parents, and fans for the Regional Semi Final game between the Eagles and the Wilde Lake Wildecats. The Eagles impressed the crowd and came back to win the game 58-42.

The Eagles struggled to hit shots outside the paint, so the offense began looking into the post for points around the rim. Sophomore Kaleb Addisu was a force inside, finishing consistently.

With the Eagles down by three at the half for the second straight game, the team came out of the locker room fired up. Senior EJ Fowler and junior Elijah White, along with Brown, Addisu, and senior Michael Merkey, led the play for the Eagles. The Eagle defense pressured the Wilde Lake offense and made them take hard shots.

Brown led the game with 16 points, White finished with 13, Addisu scored 12, Fowler finished with 7, Merkey scored 6, and junior Alex Fant and sophomore Jayden Smith finished with 3 and 1 respectively.

The Eagles move on to play Stephen Decatur on Friday, March 5.

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Boys’ Basketball Beats Reservoir in Second Round of Playoffs

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Hunter Hall

On Tuesday, February 29, the Centennial Boys’ Basketball team started its playoff run. The team took on the reservoir Gators at home.

After overcoming a 3-point halftime deficit, the Eagles stormed back, emerging with a 57-53 victory.

Senior Tom Brown, was the offensive force for the Eagles, dropping a game high 20 points. Fellow senior Michael Merkey chipped in 13, capitalizing on many trips to the free throw line. Junior Elijah White and sophomore Jayden Williams each scored 8 points, senior EJ Fowler had 4 points, junior Alex Fant and sophomore Kaleb Addisu each scored 3 points, and sophomore Andrew Hohmann had 2.

The Eagles will play Wilde Lake at home on Wednesday, March 2.

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