Panthers lose to Mexico, 51-36
Wednesday night the sun set on the Centralia High School Panthers basketball season when the boys’ team lost to Mexico, 51-36 in the district 8 semi-finals on CHS’ Jim Enlow Court.
At times the Panthers came within three points of Mexico, but the Bulldogs won every quarter.
Mexico led 16-8 at the end of the first quarter, 26-18 at halftime and 41-21 at the end of the third.
“They young players, Rosenfelder, Bennett and Webb, kept Centralia in the game that third quarter,” said one observer.
Logan Rosenfelder led Centralia with 11 points, Grant Erisman and Cullen Bennett scored eight and Noah Brooks, six.
Isaiah Reams and Daeye Miller led Mexico, Miller with 15, Reams with 14.
Listen to Centralia Head Coach Scott Humphrey discuss the game here:
Listen to Mexico Head Coach Darren Pappas here:
Mexico plays Macon for the championship 1 p.m., Saturday March 5 at Centralia.
Read more in next week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.