Center Roughriders Gymnasium, January 5, 2018 –
After the Center Roughriders led 23-8 at the end of the first period, a sluggish second quarter helped Chapel Hill’s Bulldogs varsity basketball team pull to within 25-29 at halftime. Center was outscored 6-17 points during the second stanza.
Four buckets during the third period, by CHHS postman Teon Erwin, helped the Bulldogs pull to within a single point (42-41) going into the final period of play.
Roughriders Jaterious Evans and Kaleb Parks teamed up for six points apiece during the fourth quarter. They gave Center the boost they needed to take away a 58-54 point win. This was Center’s 21st win of the season and propelled their season mark to 21-1.
The ‘Riders are the #1 Class 4A Division II team and they are on a 14 game winning streak. Their last loss was to Class 5A Humble on December 2.
Head Coach Hiram Harrison said, “We played a lot of reserve players today because starters were in foul trouble. Chapel Hill gave an excellent effort tonight. I don’t feel we played up to our #1 ranking tonight. We will keep working on things we need to improve on, such as press responsibilities, and get ready next week for district competition.”
Teon Erwin led the Bulldogs with 20 points. Center was led by Kaleb Parks with 26 points. Teammate Jaterious Evans had 14 points, Reggie Daniels 10, Jayden Hicks and Jakivian Calhoun each had four points.
Center has a non-district game at Nacogdoches High School on Monday, January, 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Their first District 16 Class 4A-II game is on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in Center High School’s Roughriders Gymnasium.