By Bob Flynn
Register Sports Writer
WINCHESTER — The Indians (2-1) cruised to an easy 72-41 road win over a young, overmatched George Rogers Clark (0-3) team Tuesday.
Central jumped out to a 10-1 lead in the first two minutes of the game and never looked back, building a lead of as many as 37 points at the end of the third quarter.
Eleven players scored for Central, led by Ken-Jah Bosley with a game-high 14 points. Daniel Parke poured in 12 points, while George Walker added nine points and 10 rebounds. Quan Taylor, Sam Jones and Coty Alexander had eight points each, and Demarcus George, Ross Ramsey and Kirk Humphrey scored two points each.
The game looked like a mismatch going in and proved to be so, but Central coach Allen Feldhaus said there were some things he wanted his team to get out of the game.
“In the game against the (Harrison) twins Saturday (at the Marshall County Hoopfest), there were some unnecessary turnovers and we were just not sharp and crisp with our offense, and we wanted to make a conscientious effort to get the ball down the floor a lot quicker, be a lot sharper in our fast break offense,” Feldhaus said.
Feldhaus said he thought the Indians accomplished what they set out to do in the game.
“I think we were a little bit quicker running our offense tonight. I told them at the half, ‘This is where we can look at the film and see if we are screening better, are we running better to our spots.’ And I think for the most part we did,” Feldhaus said.
The Central defense set the tone for the game in the first half when its pressure on the ball forced the Cardinals into 13 turnovers which resulted in 21 points.
Central went on to built a 42-19 halftime lead.
A 14-0 run Indian run in the third quarter gave them their biggest lead of the night at 62-25 at the end of the third quarter. The Cardinals could never get the lead below 30 points the rest of the night.
Feldhaus said he has been on both sides of blowout wins and only a couple of years ago it was a senior-dominated Cardinals team that put a old fashioned whipping on the Indians.
“Believe me, we’ve been on the other end of that stick too. We came over here two or three years ago when they had all those dang big suckers and we didn’t have a senior and we got killed,” Feldhaus said. “So I know how it feels. But you still want to play hard. You want your kids to go out and play hard. So I know how it feels. But you still want to play hard. Good teams are going to have focus, I don’t care what the score of the ballgame is. That is the point we have been trying to get across to them.”
Central will be back in action Friday in Mount Sterling when they take on the Montgomery County Indians at 7:30 p.m.
By Bob Flynn
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