CENTRAL ROUNDUP: Boys basketball defeats Putnam

INDEPENDENCE — Central’s boys basketball team defeated Putnam 57-48 on Dec. 5.

Peter Mendazona scored a game-high 17 points. Isaiah Abraham added 14 points and Kaleb Kantola added 10 points.

“It was tight all game,” coach Tim Kreta said. “Isaiah played really tough for us and hit six free-throws down the stretch and led the team in boards. Kaleb Kantola was able to spread the floor with threes, which allowed us to stay in our offense. That allowed Jesse (Cable) to take advantage for a few easy layups.”

The Panthers (3-0 overall) played Milwaukie Tuesday after press time. Central will compete at Abby’s Pizza’s Holiday Classic at North Marion Thursday through Saturday. The team’s first game will be against Banks Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Central plays at Cascade Monday at 7 p.m.

WRESTLING PLACES SECOND AT SPRINGFIELD: Central’s wrestling team finished second at the Springfield Invitational on Saturday.

Noah Worthington (113 pounds) and Caleb Sedlacek (285) placed first to lead the Panthers at the tournament.

Luis Martinez (120) and Manuel Martinez (126) finished fifth, while Ty Pearson (132) and Corbin Sedlacek (195) took fifth.

The Panthers will host the Central Invitational Friday.

SWIMMING COMPETES AT CV: Central’s swimming team competed at a dual meet at Crescent Valley on Dec. 5.

Isaiah Compton took first in the boys 50-yard freestyle in 26.07 seconds.

David Glade finished first in the boys 100 breaststroke in 1:20.12.

Grace Holstad finished second in the 200 individual medley and set a school record with a time of 2 minutes, 37.19 seconds. Holstad won the 100 butterfly in 1:07.93.

Olivia Cooper placed first in the girls 100 freestyle in 1:10.12.

The boys 200-yard medley relay team of Daniel Glade, David Glade, Isaiah Compton and Robert Deleon took second. Central competed at South Albany Tuesday after press time.


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