Saturday, December 20, 2014

CH boys stay the course

By The Herald Staff | 1/20/2014

GARNETT — Staying the course was the objective. It worked.

The Central Heights High School boys basketball team rallied from a second-half deficit for a 59-56 win Friday over Anderson County in

GARNETT — Staying the course was the objective. It worked.

The Central Heights High School boys basketball team rallied from a second-half deficit for a 59-56 win Friday over Anderson County in

Garnett.

“We showed a little more passion,” Central Heights coach Rusty Cannady said. “I thought defensively we were really good. We ran our defense exactly like we taught it. Spencer Walter made tough shot after tough shot. The kid was on fire. But we kept to the plan. Taking charges, getting key rebounds and steals was the difference.”

Anderson County used a big second quarter to turn a 14-9 deficit into a 31-26 halftime lead on the Vikings. Central Heights outscored the Bulldogs 33-25 in the second half.

“The start of the second half was key to our success,” Cannady said. “We stopped them on their first possession and scored on our first possession. Then we got another stop and then scored again. Our confidence really went up the second half.

“We still need to sharpen up on the offensive end. We had opportunities, but we let their pressure make us rush things.”

Jordan Horstick paced the Vikings with 23 points. Tanner Erhart tossed in 13.

Central Heights plays 5:30 p.m. today at Pleasanton against Humboldt.

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