Central Heights and Osage City played an old-fashioned barnburner Monday in the opening game of the Trojan Tipoff Tournament at Central Heights.
The game was close from start to finish and ended with Osage City clinging to a 54-52 victory.
Central Heights coach Rusty Cannady said it was a battle with no team having more than a four-point lead.
“We played well,” he said. “Osage City is a relentless defensive team. They shot the ball real well from the outside.”
Osage City is known for pounding the ball inside, so Central Heights took that away. The Indians responded by hitting eight treys.
“This is a good little rivalry,” Cannady said.
Jordan Horstick paced the Vikings with 25 points. Tanner Erhart had 10.
Central Heights plays 8 p.m. Thursday at home against Spring Hill.
Osage City (54) — Irvin 6, Kerns 8, Haskins 11, Spruill 3, Fort 9, Cousin 14, Hobby 3.
Central Heights (52) — Davis 2, McAfee 3, Burkdoll 8, Beckwith 4, Horstick 25, Erhart 10.
CENTRAL HEIGHTS 52, PRAIRIE VIEW 47
The trio of Horstick, Trever Burkdoll and Tanner Erhart combined for 35 points to spearhead Central Heights to a 52-47 win Friday over Prairie View.
“For the first game, we played well,” Cannady said. “Both teams played really well defensively.”
Horstick paced the Vikings with 13 points. Burkdoll netted 12 and Erhart chipped in 10.
Central Heights (52) — Davis 2, McAfee 7, Burkdoll 12, Beckwith 6, Horstick 13, Erhart 10,Hendron 2.
Prairie View (47) — Phelps 23, Craig 6, Lee 2, Miller 14, Ross 2.