CENTRAL HIGH — While the 2012-13 high school basketball season is still over a week away for area teams, the Central High and Waurika junior high squads got their seasons started Monday night at Broncho Gymnasium.
7th-8th Grade Girls
Central High 37, Waurika 6
If the Lady Bronchos were looking to get off to a solid start, they accomplished the feat in grand style.
After holding the Lady Eagles to no points through the first half, CHHS managed to tack on 25 in the second and cruise to a 37-6 victory in the 7th-8th grade girls contest.
Waurika managed to score its first point of the game at the 4:09 mark of the third, when it was 17-1 in favor of Central High.
Rebekah Repp led the scoring for the Lady Bronchos with 10 points, followed by Makayla Clement with eight points. Taylor Tugmon, Brooke Cox and Lindsey Harris all contributed four points on the evening. Kamryn Waller scored three, with Karissa Huffman, Madison Davis and Faith Toth putting in two points.
Waurika’s scorers were Jordan Guiterrez with three, followed by Carlyn Gay with two and Reagan McIlroy with one point.
7th-8th Grade Boys
Central High 35, Waurika 19
On the boys side, the Bronchos also tasted success in their first game of the new season.
Fueled by a 13-3 lead at the end of the first quarter, CHHS managed to hold off a late rally by the Eagles at the end of the first half and hold on for a 35-19 lead.
Waurika cut the lead to 22-15 heading into halftime, but couldn’t maintain the momentum in the second half against the Bronchos.
Keeton Sallee of Central High led all scorers with 15 points in the game, followed by Bradon Martin who was close behind with 13 points. Trenton Ferrin, Hayden Cooper and Joseph Dye each scored two points.
Joseph Martin led the Eagles on the night with six points, with teammate Jesse Torrez contributing four points.
The CHHS 7-8th grade teams will hit the floor again on Thursday afternoon at Sterling with games starting at 4:30 p.m.
Junior High Girls
Waurika 24, Central High 12
While the temperature outside was dropping, inside Broncho gymnasium it was a cold shooting night for the Lady Broncho junior high squad.
Despite being tied at 6-6 after one quarter, CHHS never quite got over the hump against the Lady Eagles and were forced to settle for a 12-point defeat.
Waurika managed to put the game out of reach in the third quarter, with a 9-1 run that broke open a 10-8 contest up until that point.
Charity Harris led the scoring for Central High with seven points, followed by Destiny Waller with two points and Makayla Clement with one point.
Alyssa Masoner topped the Lady Eagles scorers with eight points followed by Karlee Gholson with six points. Tyler Gunter also scored four points on the evening for Waurika.
Junior High Boys
Central High 49, Waurika 31
For the Bronchos it was a clean sweep on the evening, as the Junior High boys followed their counterparts lead from earlier in the evening.
After leading 14-1 at the end of the first quarter, CHHS found itself in a fight the rest of the way against the Eagles.
But, in the end it wasn’t enough as Central High hung on to win 49-31.
Heading into the fourth quarter, Waurika was still threatening to make a comeback, only down 33-21.
A 16-10 run in the fourth by the Bronchos though, dashed any hopes the Eagles had of a victory.
CHHS’ Joseph Flood led all scorers on the evening with 17 points, followed by teammate Cooper Phillips scoring 10 points for the Bronchos. John Rosenthial added seven points, with Jordan Jones and Keeton Sallee each putting in four points.
Waurika was led by Mason Boyd with 11 points, followed by Brandon Taylor and Zac Jenkins each with eight points.
Central High’s junior high squads will each be in action Thursday night Nov. 8 at Sterling with the girls game beginning at 6:30 p.m.