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Centennial Boys’ Basketball Falls Short Against River Hill

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Jenna Torres

On Wednesday, January 16, the Centennial Boys’ basketball team was defeated by River Hill, 50-35.

Centennial kept the score close throughout the entire game. It was not until the fourth quarter that River Hill took a lead that the Eagles were unable to recover from.

Although River Hill held an 8-6 lead at the end of the first quarter, Centennial dominated at the start of the game. Throughout the entire first half, the Eagles played strong defense. Due to immense pressure, they caused several turnovers.

Despite countless offensive possessions, Centennial was unable to convert on many instances.

Assisted by the defense, they held River Hill to just 18 first half-points, and entered halftime trailing 18-15.

As play resumed, Centennial’s offensive struggles only worsened and their defense began to fall apart. They turned over the ball on numerous occasions, resulting in fast break opportunities for River Hill.

Lead scorer junior Joey Sedlacko said, “We struggled with taking care of the ball. We could have attacked the basket more instead of settling for jump shots.”

Centennial trailed by eight points at the end of the third quarter.

The Eagles did not move the ball well in the final quarter. River Hill went on a 13-0 run after taking advantage of several consecutive turnovers. Centennial allowed 19 points in the fourth quarter and lost by a final score of 50-35.

“In the fourth quarter we turned the ball over too many times,” said Sedlacko.  “[Turnovers] led to transition points for River Hill, which widened their lead.”

The loss to River Hill was Centennial’s second in-county loss this season. They look to improve their 7-5 record this Friday as they travel to take on Oakland Mills at 7:00pm.

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Centennial Boys’ Varsity Basketball Takes Down Howard

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Eliza Andrew

On Friday, January 4, Centennial Boys’ Varsity basketball defeated the Howard Lions by a final score of 50-37.

The first quarter was all about defense. The ball was back-and-forth the entire quarter as both teams struggled to convert on big plays. Centennial led 8-5 at the end of the first quarter.

As play resumed, Centennial continued to fall short on missed opportunities. Howard began to take advantage of the Eagles’ poor offensive series, resulting in Centennial scoring just five points in the second quarter. Heading into halftime, Howard led by a score of 18-13.

Despite their lackadaisical first half, Centennial came out ready to win. They scored 21 points in the third quarter alone. Assisted by numerous turnovers, Centennial held Howard to just seven points.

The Eagles completely turned the game around as they converted on a crucial run and closed out the third quarter with a 34-25 lead over Howard.

Centennial kept their fast-paced game plan throughout the second half. In the fourth quarter, they continued creating turnovers, resulting in easy buckets in transition.

The Eagles finished the game on a 37-19 run, giving them the win. Junior Joey Sedlacko was a big factor in Centennial’s comeback win. Leading the team in scoring, Sedlacko finished with 15 points, leading his team to victory.

The Centennial Boys’ basketball team will travel to Marriotts Ridge for their next game, on Wednesday, January 9.

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Centennial Girls’ Varsity Basketball Loses Heartbreaker to Reservoir

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Delanie Tucker

On Monday, December 17, Centennial Girls’ Varsity basketball team lost a nail biter to Reservoir by a final score of 34-33.

The game began rather slow due to exceptional defensive play on both sides of the court. It was not until four minutes in, when junior Brook Anderson broke the ice and hit a heavily contested three-pointer. The rest of the first quarter was back-and-forth. The Eagles would end the first quarter with a 9-8 lead.

Despite entering halftime with just a three-point lead, Centennial dominated the second quarter. Throughout the entire quarter, the Eagles struggled to get their shots to fall. Great ball movement led to open shots, but they were unable to convert.  

With 20 seconds left in the first half, senior Jordan Dossett hit a deep three-pointer to beat the shot clock buzzer. Immediately after, senior Ashley Molz and junior Rasa Welsh trapped Reservoir’s point guard in the corner, causing her to travel. The crowd instantly jumped to their feet and applauded the girls as they retreated back to the locker room for halftime.

Centennial controlled the third quarter, allowing Reservoir to score just seven points. They capitalized on turnovers and finished out the third quarter with a 27-22 lead.

The Eagles struggled defensively at the start of the fourth quarter. Reservoir scored two three pointers on back-to-back possessions.

With just 1:30 left to play, Centennial took a two-point lead. On the following defensive possession, Dossett came up with an energizing block, causing Reservoir to call a timeout.

Despite great defensive play from the Eagles, Reservoir found themselves with one last offensive opportunity.

With five seconds left, Reservoir inbounded the ball to their starting point guard. She took one step in and pulled up from beyond the arc. She was fouled with just one tenth of a second left on the clock. She made all three free throws and Reservoir won by a score of 34-33.

The Centennial girls’ basketball team will travel to Broadneck for their next game, Wednesday, December 19.

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Centennial Varsity Boys’ Basketball Destroys Rival Mount Hebron

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Eliza Andrew

On Wednesday December 12, the Centennial Boys’ basketball team hosted arch-rival Mount Hebron. The Eagles smothered Hebron by a final score of 69-44.

After losing their season opener to Atholton last Friday, Centennial came out and dominated throughout the entire game.

The Vikings were able to generate a short run at the start of the game. Centennial was down 6-2 early on, but they were able to put the small, four point deficit behind them. Holding Mount Hebron scoreless for nearly four minutes, the Eagles finished the first quarter leading by a score of 13-9.

Centennial played outstanding defense during the first and second quarters. Their consecutive stops on defense consequently led to near-perfect ball movement and open shots.

Junior Joey Sedlacko and senior Ryan Hollweldel took over in the first half, scoring a combined total 18 points. Centennial ended the first half with a 32-23 lead.

Despite the nine point lead, the Eagles continued to dominate. Hollweldel would finish the game with 18 points of his own, along with 17 points from Sedlacko.

The Vikings found that after a tough first half, they would not be able to recover. After scoring 22 points in the third quarter, Centennial took a strong 54-36 lead.

Poor offensive play would ultimately be Hebron’s demise. Holding the Vikings to just eight points in the fourth quarter, Centennial converted 15 of their 20 free throw attempts to finish them off by a score of 69-44.

A blowout win against Mount Hebron puts the Eagles back at .500.

Centennial will attempt to expand on their 1-1 record Friday December 14. They travel to Long Reach to take on the Lightning at 7:00pm.

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Centennial Varsity Field Hockey Takes Down Long Reach in First Playoff Game

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Delanie Tucker

On Thursday, October 25, the Centennial Girl’s Varsity Field Hockey team defeated Long Reach by a final score of 5-2.

The Eagles struggled moving the ball down the field early on. Neither team was able to make anything happen on offense, until junior forward Eliza Andrew scored Centennial’s first goal with 20 minutes remaining.

Despite several Long Reach fast breaks, sophomore Jane Hudson was able to clear the ball out in two 1v3 instances.

The Eagles were tied 1-1 going into the second half.

Only five minutes into the second half, sophomore Lily Sullivan assisted junior Sara Ferrara on her first goal of the game. Sullivan later scored a goal of her own and recorded her second assist; a strategic pass to senior Annabel Baldy with 15 minutes left on the clock.

Andrew sealed the game off with her second goal of the night with under 30 seconds remaining.

Defensively, the Eagles played very well. Along with great help from the defenders, junior goalie Casey Stratton allowed Long Reach to score just two goals.

Centennial’s victory against Long Reach advances them to the next round. They will play their next game on Monday, October 29, at Mount Hebron High School.

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Centennial Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Takes Down Reservoir in Overtime

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Joey Sedlacko

On Tuesday, October 16, the Centennial Girls’ Varsity Volleyball team defeated Reservoir in a competitive match that lasted five sets.

Throughout the first set, Centennial made several errors due to a lack of communication. They struggled finishing numerous energizing rallies, despite junior Gabriella Dipasquale’s three defensive digs. Centennial lost the first set 25-22.

Reservoir entered the second set with great momentum. After taking a quick 7-1 lead, Centennial coach Michael Bossom was forced to call a timeout and regroup. Moments later, Centennial went on a 9-0 run and Reservoir was unable to recover. The Eagles won the second set 25-21 due to junior Sarah Allen’s five kills.

Despite senior Emily Dewhurst’s several kills, Centennial lost the third set by a score of 25-18.

Senior and team leader Jackie Sterenberg knew what had to be done to force a fifth set. With one ace, a block, and five kills of her own, Sterenberg led Centennial to a victory in the fourth set, 25-22.

Centennial was determined to win. In a nearly perfect start to the fifth set, the Eagles took a 5-0 lead. Nothing was going to stop them as they defeated Reservoir in overtime 15-8.

A victory on Tuesday improves the team’s overall record to 6-4. The girls’ next game is this Thursday, October 18, at 5:30pm against River Hill in Centennial’s main gym. Come out and support!

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Centennial’s Allied Soccer Team Loses Tough Game to Atholton

Words and Photos: Shawn Kruhm

On Monday, October 1, Centennial Allied Soccer was defeated by a score of 4-1.

The game started off slow, leaving both teams scoreless at the end of the first quarter. It was not until the end of the second quarter that Centennial took a 1-0 lead.

With just fifteen seconds left in the half, Senior, Hassan Hamound scored Centennial’s lone goal of the day.

An astounding first half shutout was due to Mike McCarthy’s three saves in goal, and numerous defensive stops and clears from Ian Winters.

Once the second half kicked off, the Eagles began to struggle, allowing two goals in under 45 seconds. Atholton finished the third quarter with three goals of their own, taking a 3-1 lead.

Atholton added to their lead with one final goal in the fourth quarter to take down  Centennial 4-1.

Centennial hopes to bounce back strong against Hammond today at 3:00 pm.

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