Elementary action heats up
Updated: Jan 8, 2021
Two titans in the elementary boys basketball league flexed their muscles Tuesday night.
Morrison and Centertown, two favorites to win the league, picked up big wins as basketball resumed around the area. Morrison was stout at home, beating Dibrell 34-22, while Centertown went on the road and pounded Eastside 49-19.
Brothers Kristopher and Isaiah Robledo turned Tuesday’s matchup at Morrison into their own personal layup line. The dynamic duo took turns flying to the rim against Dibrell, finishing over a Wildcat defense doing its best to slow down the brothers.
Kristopher finished with a game-high 17 points, while Isaiah was right behind with 11. Bradan Haggins added four in the win for Morrison, while Braxton Gibbs chipped in two.
Chance Whitlock did his best to keep the Wildcats in the game, scoring six points in the paint. Syler Simmons was next with five, followed by Lee Allen Esparza with four and Kaden Pendergraph, Pedro Jaramillo and Juan Sanchez with two points apiece.
On the other side of town, John Porter Prater staked an early claim as the league’s most elite scorer. Prater poured in 25 points for Centertown, outscoring Eastside on his own in the blowout.
The Warriors got off to a slow start, falling behind 8-5 in the first quarter before turning it on in the final three periods. The Warriors came at the Bulldogs in waves, getting nine points from Tyler ‘T-Bone’ Adams and five points from Connor Williams along the way. Sam Rivers, Hayven Jones, Ryan Romzek, Kiptyn Medley and Carter Melson all had one basket for Centertown.
For the Bulldogs, Lex Winfree led the way with six points. Hunter Mahler had five, Cash Livesay scored four and Caleb Cox and Christian Munoz chipped in two points each.
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Thursday, Jan. 7
Eastside Lady Bulldogs 41
Dibrell Lady Wildcats 26
Led by a game-high 20 points from Kelly Bush and a 10-point night from Sarah Kate Winfree, the Eastside Lady Bulldogs were able to take down Dibrell at home Thursday.
Bush did most of her damage in the first half, when Eastside took a 26-7 halftime advantage. The veteran Lady Bulldog wing scored 14 points in the first half, doubling up Dibrell on her own.
Macie Bush scored five of her nine points for Eastside in the third quarter, sinking a 3-pointer along the way. Ansli Womack scored two for the Lady Bulldogs.
Lily Rains led the way for Dibrell, scoring 10 points. Emily Cantrell was next with eight, followed by Maddox Adams with three, Katie Betchel with two and Hana Parsley with one.
Eastside Bulldogs 16
Dibrell Wildcats 14
Late baskets from Lex Winfree and Cash Livesay were just enough to give Eastside a win on its homecourt Thursday night. Both connected on short shots down the stretch against Dibrell, leading the Bulldogs to a 16-14 victory.
Winfree and Livesay finished with four points each in the win, while Caleb Cox led the way for Eastside with five points. Hunter Mahler added three points.
Dibrell got four-point performances from Chance Whitlock, Jace Matheney and Pedro Jaramillo, along with an early bucket from Syler Simmons.
Centertown Warriors 50
Boyd Broncos 14
Centertown continued to show why it is one of the favorites to win the 7-8 grade elementary league Thursday with a blowout win over Boyd. The Warriors won 50-14, using its superior depth to crush the Broncos.
Centertown didn’t need a double-digit scorer to win with ease. Nine Warriors scored in the contest, including four finishing with eight points apiece. Tyler ‘T-Bone’ Adams, Sam Rivers, John Porter Prater and Lealon Arnold tied for the team lead in scoring.
Adams, Rivers and Prater did all their damage in the first half, getting a wave of scoring started by playing swarming defense and running hard in transition. Arnold got hot in the second half, cashing in a pair of triples and adding a layup.
Centertown led 36-0 at halftime.
Hayven Jones added six points for Centertown, followed by Connor Williams and Ryan Romzek with four points each. Chase Singleton and Wesley Romzek each scored two points.
Jack Rhoten drilled a pair of 3-pointers for Boyd in the fourth quarter while Clay Akers had six points as well in the second half. Weston Wright scored two for the Broncos.
Centertown Lady Warriors 37
Boyd Lady Broncos 7
The Centertown Lady Warriors took care of business easily against Boyd Thursday. Centertown protected home court with a 37-7 victory over the visiting Lady Broncos.
All but one of the Lady Warriors who suited up Thursday scored in the win, led by Abby Fann’s eight points. Stormie Pezzimenti powered her way to six points, while Trinity Reynolds also had six points off the bench.
Rounding out the scoring for Centertown was Presley Bonner with four, Brinlee Griffith with three and Annabelle Reinitz, Kealey Simpson, Shelby Miller, Allie Melton and Kendra Fann with two points each.
Boyd got three points from Cydney Jane Perry and two points apiece from Raylee Vinson and Dara Stubblefield.
Monday, Jan. 4
Centertown Lady Warriors 29
Eastside Lady Bulldogs 22
Centertown scoring – Kealey Simpson 10, Brinlee Griffith 6, Annabella Keinitz 4, Mackenzie Trapp 3, Abby Fann 3, Allie Melton 2, Trinity Reynolds 2
Eastside scoring – Macie Bush 7, Sarah Kate Winfree 6, Kelly Bush 5, Ansli Womack 2, Alyssa Parsley 2