Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Viking boys fall short in sub-state

By The Herald Staff | 3/5/2014

OSAGE CITY — It is never easy when the end of the season hits and goals are not completely met. The Central Heights boys basketball team was burdened by that fact after Monday’s loss to Osage City.

The Vikings fell 47-46 to the Indians in the first round of sub-state.

OSAGE CITY — It is never easy when the end of the season hits and goals are not completely met. The Central Heights boys basketball team was burdened by that fact after Monday’s loss to Osage City.

The Vikings fell 47-46 to the Indians in the first round of sub-state.

“It was an exciting game,” Central Heights coach Rusty Cannady said. “Osage City is good. Not the way we wanted it to end, but the kids played well.”

The game was tight from start to finish with several ties and lead changes.

“It’s hard to say the right things when the season is over,” Cannady said. “Especially to a group of young men that are special in so many ways.

“Not only have they succeeded on the court, but everyone of them will be a success off the court.

“We ask so much from these kids during the games and lose focus on the impact these kids will have outside the lines.

“There is not a bad apple in this batch. As coaches, we are blessed to have such great kids to work with.

“We wouldn’t trade them for any other team that is still playing. They are the best.”

Senior Jordan Horstick paced the Vikings (10-11) with 18 points. Senior Tyler Hendron tossed in 13.

Osage City (47) — Haskins 7, Kimball 2, Lincoln 2, Spruill 22, Fort 14.

Central Heights (46) — Davis 3, M. Brown 3, Horstick 18, Pryor 2, Erhart 7, Hendron 13.

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