The Biggersville Lions capped another perfect regular-season in Division 1-1A with a 79-54 win over Pine Grove on Friday.
The Lions, who had already captured their fifth straight league championship last week, completed the single round-robin at 6-0
BHS (21-4, 6-0) has now won 41 regular-season league games against division competition since falling 64-60 at Thrasher on Feb. 5, 2010. The Lions were 9-1 in the league that season, meaning BHS has put together a 49-1 mark during their division reign.
The Lady Panthers claimed the girls’ title with a 46-28 win in the opener. Pine Grove (23-5, 6-0) has won 10 straight.
The Lady Lions entered play with an 8-10 mark overall, but had gone unscathed in league play to set up the winner-take-all match.
Also, school officials have announced a change for Tuesday night’s home contest Corinth. The boys’ game will begin at 6 p.m., with the girls’ following some 10 minutes later.
In other action:
(G) Central 83, Thrasher 30: The Lady Bears opened with a 29-point first quarter, nearly outscoring the Lady Rebels over the entire contest.
Central (14-11) was 24-of-35 (68%) from the floor in the opening half in tripling the 1-1A guests 54-18.
Alexis Harmon tossed in a game-high 22 points and recorded a double-double with 10 rebounds. Harmon did most of her damage in the opening period as Central jumped out to a 29-11 lead.
Lauren McCreless followed with 18, needing just 11 attempts from the floor and a 3-of-4 showing from the stripe to do so. She also dished out a team-high seven assists.
Central (14-11) forced 20 turnovers while limiting Thrasher to just nine field goals. The Lady Rebels were 6-of-23 from 3-point range and attempted to 15 inside the arc -- missing 12 of those attempts.
(B) Central 86, Thrasher 38: The Works brothers but in a lot of work in the second blowout of the night. The brothers combined for 40 points, connecting on 14-21 overall and 3-7 from distance as the Bears (13-11) sent coach Mitch Howell to an easy win over his former club.
Central led just 19-10 after one, before outscoring the Rebels 59-15 in the middle two frames, including 30-5 in the second.
John Wiley Works led all scorers with 25, going 8-of-11 from the field and 9-of-12 from the stripe with just one turnover. Garrett Works added 15, including a 3-of-6 showing from deep and pulled down a team-high seven boards.
Jake Harrison got loose for 14 points, going 5-of-7 from the floor and hitting four of his six tries from the land of three.
(G) Central 83, Thrasher 30
Thrasher 11 7 5 7 -- 30
Central 29 25 16 13 -- 83
THRASHER (30): Oswalt 8, Mathis 6, Phillips 4, Assad 3, Crump 3, Hyde 3, Jaylon 3.
CENTRAL (83): Alexis Harmon 22, Lauren McCreless 18, Olivia Wilson 13, Courtney Ekiss 8, Callie Buntin 6, Briley Talley 4, Jordan Whitten 4, Allie Hughes 4, Brianna Barnes 2, Alyssa Walker 2.
3-Pointers: (T) Mathis 2, Assad, Oswalt, Phillips, Jaylon. (C) Harmon 2, McCreless.
Record: Central 14-11
(B) Central 86, Thrasher 38
Thrasher10 5 10 13 -- 38
Central 19 30 29 8 -- 86
THRASHER (38): Young 22, Burress 7, Green 3, Windham 3, Saylors 2, Kinly 1.
CENTRAL (86): John Wiley Works 25, Garrett Works 15, Jake Harrison 14, Johnathan Lovelace 9, Tyler Moore 6, Chandler Young 5, Blake McIntyre 4, Connor Lewis 2, Ben McIntyre 2, Joe Harbor 2, Devin Hicks 2.
3-Pointers: (C) Harrison 4, Works 3, Moore 2. (T) Windham, Young, Green.
Record: Central 13-11