Photo by Lukas Eggen
Isaiah Abraham battles for a rebound during Central's game against North Eugene on Nov. 29.
As of Wednesday, December 6, 2017
INDEPENDENCE — Central’s boys basketball team defeated North Eugene 55-45 on Nov. 29 and Stayton 48-43 on Friday.
Peter Mendazona scored a team-high 14 points against North Eugene. Kaleb Kantola added nine points.
Jesse Cable led the Panthers against Stayton with a game-high 14 points. Mendazona scored 13 points and Kantola added 11 points.
“Friday was a real learning experience,” coach Tim Kreta said. “We found ourselves down by 13 at the end of the first quarter and needed to make a few defensive adjustments. Our kids did a really good job chipping away each quarter and staying the course and sticking to our game plan.”
After giving up 23 points in the first quarter, the Panthers allowed just 20 the rest of the game.
Central played Putnam Tuesday after press time. The Panthers host Milwaukie Tuesday at 7 p.m.
GIRLS BASKETBALL WINS TWO: Central’s girls basketball team opened its season by defeating North Eugene 85-20 on Nov. 29 and Cascade 57-26 on Friday.
Meagan Mendazona scored a game-high 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against Cascade. Katelyn Trevino added 12 points. The Panthers host Astoria Friday at 6 p.m. before playing at Summit Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
WRESTLING PLACES SECOND: Central’s wrestling team finished second at the Tillamook Invite on Friday. The Panthers will compete at the Springfield Invitational Saturday at 10 a.m.