Friday, July 25, 2014

CH boys win low-scoring game

By The Herald Staff | 2/15/2014

The Vikings trounced Iola at home Friday night in a low-scoring affair, 38-22. Teamwork and great defensive play was the catalyst for the team, Rusty Cannady, Central Heights boys basketball coach, said.

“Defensively we were really good,” Cannady said. “We had a look in our eyes that we haven’t had all year. They were together from the tip. I love watching kids that play well together. Tonight we had a group of kids that sat down and guarded as well as I have seen.”

The Vikings trounced Iola at home Friday night in a low-scoring affair, 38-22. Teamwork and great defensive play was the catalyst for the team, Rusty Cannady, Central Heights boys basketball coach, said.

“Defensively we were really good,” Cannady said. “We had a look in our eyes that we haven’t had all year. They were together from the tip. I love watching kids that play well together. Tonight we had a group of kids that sat down and guarded as well as I have seen.”

Rebounding was also key for Central Heights, who allowed just three offensive boards the entire game. Despite the low score, Cannady said his team found ways to be successful on the offensive side of the ball.

“Offensively we were also good,” he said. “We didn’t score a lot, but our patience opened up high percentage shots. We did an excellent job of working inside out. We established our bigs early and then they collapsed and we knocked down some threes that reopened the paint. They kept their angles and played smart. We couldn’t be more proud of our kids.”

Central Heights plays Tuesday at Anderson County.

Iola (22) — Latta 5, Wallace 4, Endicott 4, McIntosh 4, Kauth 4, Peterson 1.

Central Heights (38) — Erhart 19, Davis 9, Horstick 4, M. Brown 3, Pryor 2, Hendron 1.

Wellsville 65, Prairie View 50

La CYGNE — The Eagles picked up a big road win Friday at Prairie View, toppling the Buffaloes 65-50. Wellsville hits the road Tuesday to play at Osawatomie.

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