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March 9, 2013

SWEET 16: Bosley honors special person

LEXINGTON — Every time Madison Central’s Ken-Jah Bosley steps to the free throw line, he takes a moment to honor someone who was very important in his life.

“I just got a tattoo before the season for my Grandma,” Bosley said after Friday’s overtime win over Holmes at the Sweet 16. “When I moved here, I was supposed to live with her, but she ended up passing away.”

As he steps to the line, Bosley touches the tattoo, which is on his upper left arm. Then, after each made free throw, he points toward the sky.

“This whole season I’ve just dedicated to her,” Bosley said. “It’s just a little thing I like to do.”

Bosley was clutch at the free throw line for the Indians Friday against Holmes. The senior was eight-for-eight as he finished with 23 points.

Bosley connected on a pair of free throws with 39.2 left in overtime and Central clinging to a two-point lead.

Through the first two games of the Sweet 16, Bosley is 11-of-12 from the free throw line.

“I just take my time and shoot it like its not a pressure situation,” Bosley said. “If you shoot it like a regular free throw in a normal situation, you will make it most of the time. Just ignore the pressure, basically. That’s all I do.”

Bosley had 19 points and eight rebounds in an opening-round win over Wayne County on Wednesday. The senior guard has offers from several NAIA schools and is also being recruited by Furman.

“Hopefully, they will offer,” Bosley said. “That’s just how the process is going right now. I’m happy that I can go through this process with my teammates.”

Taylor, Stocker battle foul trouble

Central’s two starting senior post players didn’t make much of an impact in Friday’s win over Holmes.

Both battled foul trouble and they combined to score just two points.

Quan Taylor attempted just two shots and fouled out without scoring in 20 minutes of action. The senior did have four rebounds and three assists.

Stocker played just 16 minutes, was one-of-three from the field and had two rebounds.

Junior forward Demarcus George played 18 minutes and had three points, including a huge basket in overtime, and four rebounds.

“(Quan) didn’t play that much and he didn’t have a single field goal,” Central coach Allen Feldhaus said. “We went with our junior varsity post player pretty much the whole game and Demarcus did a good job.”

Off night from long range

Central hit six-of-14 three-point attempts in an opening-round win over Wayne County, but couldn’t quite find the range from long distance against Holmes.

The Indians were just four-of-18 from three-point range. Dominique Hawkins was two-of-five, Daniel Parke was one-of-three and Bosley was one-of-eight.

“I just got a tattoo before the season for my Grandma,” Bosley said after Friday’s overtime win over Holmes at the Sweet 16. “When I moved here, I was supposed to live with her, but she ended up passing away.”

As he steps to the line, Bosley touches the tattoo, which is on his upper left arm. Then, after each made free throw, he points toward the sky.

“This whole season I’ve just dedicated to her,” Bosley said. “It’s just a little thing I like to do.”

Bosley was clutch at the free throw line for the Indians Friday against Holmes. The senior was eight-for-eight as he finished with 23 points.

Bosley connected on a pair of free throws with 39.2 left in overtime and Central clinging to a two-point lead.

Through the first two games of the Sweet 16, Bosley is 11-of-12 from the free throw line.

“I just take my time and shoot it like its not a pressure situation,” Bosley said. “If you shoot it like a regular free throw in a normal situation, you will make it most of the time. Just ignore the pressure, basically. That’s all I do.”

Bosley had 19 points and eight rebounds in an opening-round win over Wayne County on Wednesday. The senior guard has offers from several NAIA schools and is also being recruited by Furman.

“Hopefully, they will offer,” Bosley said. “That’s just how the process is going right now. I’m happy that I can go through this process with my teammates.”

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