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Centennial vs. Homewood Game

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Shalini Malhotra and Zach Grable

Centennial hosted Homewood for the annual Centennial vs. Homewood game on Wednesday, March 22. Centennial’s team was made of up students from the Sports for Life classes. Eighteen Centennial students played: Shawn Atmar, John Bossom, Drew Burk, Stephen Cagas, Floyd Collier, Sean Cooley, Paul Drutch, Hamzah Elhabashy, Hudson Graves, Nick Haskins, Zane Haug, Justin Homassel, Alex Kartak, Andy Lee, Ammar Narmouq, Michael Pellegrini, Eli Ross, and Kevin Woo. The team was coached by Corey Eudell, Shawn Hill, Andrew Hohmann, Michael Kefyalew, and Sean Taylor.

Homewood quickly took the lead in the opening play of the game and continued to put points on the board. Centennial responded with strong passes and teamwork but was unable to take the lead. Centennial trailed 13-10 at the end of the first quarter.

During the second quarter, Collier started the Eagles off with a basket while Pellegrini and Burk also helped close the gap between the teams. Despite their best efforts, Centennial went into the locker room behind 23-17 at the half.

During halftime, Matthew Na energized the crowd with his halftime dance party. Centennial fed off this energy and was able to take the lead in the third quarter after Graves hit two foul shots. Homewood quickly responded with a three point shot and once again took the lead. The Eagles fought back, with Narmouq, Pellegrini, and Haug putting points on the scoreboard, but Homewood made impressive three point shots to keep them ahead. Centennial went into the fourth quarter behind 37-31.

The Eagles came out hard in the fourth quarter with Burk putting up two, Graves with four, and Haug with seven. However, the crowd agreed with emcees Meg Thompson and Rachel Mathew about Centennial’s lack of defense, and Homewood continued to score relentlessly.

Centennial ultimately fell to Homewood, 55-46. After the game, the teams participated in a dunking competition and a three-point contest where Centennial won the former and Homewood the latter.

 

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Boys’ Basketball Falls to Wilde Lake in 3A Playoffs

Words: Zach Grable

On Thursday, March 2, the Boys’ Varsity Basketball team faced the Wilde Lake Wildecats for the third round of the 3A Playoffs.

The game started off very even with both teams playing to win. Though Centennial’s start was promising, Wilde Lake quickly took the lead and pulled away. Wilde Lake won the first quarter, 18-8.

The Eagles were down in second quarter, though they closed in on Wilde Lake. Junior Hayden Ford greatly impacted the comeback with outstanding rebounding and offensive plays. Down by five at halftime, the Eagles played, hoping to take the lead. 

In the third quarter, the Eagles came out hard. Senior Elijah White helped Centennial further close the gap between the teams  The fans roared, the players got excited, and everyone got on their feet as the Eagles showed their intensity. Still down three with five minutes left, the Eagles needed some quick points and stops to get a lead. At the end of the third quarter, the Wildecats led, 35-32.

The beginning of the fourth quarter was quiet on the boards as neither team could put in any shots. However, this changed very quickly when junior Andrew Hohmann got an and-one, hyping up the crowd. Unfortunately, Wilde Lake answered with a quick three followed by a lay-up. This silenced the fans for a short time, but yet another and-one, this time by White, pumped up the fans.

With 1:41 left in the game, the Wildecats coach called a timeout. Centennial was down three with 46.8 seconds left. Wilde Lake knocked down their free throws to put them up by five. With 16 seconds left, the Eagles were down six. A lay-up by Hohmann put the Eagles down by four with 11 seconds left.

The Eagles were unable to close the gap, and Wilde Lake won the game, 48-43.

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Boys’ Basketball Defeats Mt. Hebron in First Round of Playoffs

Words: Zach Grable
Photos: Shalini Malhotra

On Friday, February 24, the Boys’ Varsity Basketball team played their biggest rival, the Mount Hebron Vikings, for the first round of the 3A State Playoffs.

More than an hour before the game, the Centennial student section was completely filled in anticipation for the big game.

From tipoff to the final whistle, the Eagles kept a lead. The first quarter was electrified by the energy of both teams’ fans. Centennial’s transition offense and physical defense was no match for Hebron’s play. By the end of the first quarter, the Eagles were up 17-9.

In the second quarter, Centennial still had a lead, but Hebron was closing in. By the end of the quarter, Centennial was ahead, 27-21.

The Eagles came out with more intensity than ever before in the second half. Clutch offensive plays by senior Elijah White and great defensive plays by junior Andrew Hohmann kept the Eagles ahead. Also, a dunk by junior Hayden Ford impressed the spectators and further increased the Eagles’ energy. By the end of the third quarter the score was 42-26. In the final quarter, the Eagles’ win was sealed.

Centennial will play Long Reach High School on Tuesday, February 28, for the second round of the playoffs.

 

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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 Falls to Wilde Lake

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.

Boys’ Basketball Defeats Atholton in Season Opener

Words: Zach Grable

On Wednesday, December 7, the Centennial Eagles Boys’ Varsity Basketball team hosted Atholton High School for the 2016-17 season opener.

The gymnasium roared as the starting five on Centennial stormed the court. Fans were screaming and jumping as the referee threw the ball in the air for the first tipoff of the season.

The Eagles’ student section quickly died down as the Raiders scored 12 straight points. After a timeout was called by head coach Chad Hollwedel, Centennial got back into the game. As they started scoring more and more points, the fans got on their feet again. The home-court advantage pressured Atholton into making multiple turnovers throughout the second quarter. Clutch plays by senior Elijah White and juniors Andrew Hohmann and Kaleb Addisu contributed the most to the Eagle’s lead.

Throughout the third quarter, Centennial controlled the game. Atholton shortened the Eagle’s lead by a little, but a fast-break dunk by White made the gym shake. Centennial students and parents were going crazy as White celebrated with his teammates. This was a big turning point in the game as the Eagles maintained their momentum.

Centennial held on to win the game 60-55.

The team’s next game is against rival Mt. Hebron on December 14, at home.

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