Centralia Boy's End Great Season with Overtime Loss

The Centralia Panthers came into their first round makeup as the six seed with a 18-6 record, facing a team in the Udall Eagles who were 20-3 coming into the game. When you hit the state tournament its anyone's game, no matter records. Centralia would take the lead early in the contest leading by two points at the end of the first quarter and then increasing that lead to eight points at the half, as they lead 29-22. The second half would be a different story for the Panthers, as the Udall Eagles would outscore Centralia by four points in the third and fourth quarter, to tie the ball game at 57-57 forcing overtime.

In the overtime Udall would take control and put it out of reach in the waning seconds of overtime. The Eagles would outscore the Panthers 13-8 in the overtime period. The game was one for the story books as both teams showed why they made the state tournament, both having great seasons. Scoring was pretty much done by five players between the two teams. Eagles junior, Michael Propst went 14-19 from the floor in the game finishing the night with 37 points and seven rebounds. While junior, Cody Perez added 20 points and six rebounds himself; as the two Eagles combined for 57 of the 69 points in the win for Udall. For Centralia is was senior, Michael Glatczak with one of his best performances on the season, trying to continue the Panthers season, as he scored 29 points to finish off his great Panther career. Sophomore, Sam Steinlage and senior, Hayden Cross each added double figures with 14 and 10, respectively in the game.

Udall moves onto the state semifinals improving to 21-3 on the season. While the Centralia Panthers season comes to a close with a 18-7 record this year and great accomplishment's, as well. On top of winning their sub-state crown over Twin Valley League rival, Hanover, the Panthers also won a share of the Twin Valley League crown with Hanover, who they beat twice on the season. Congratulations to Centralia a successful season in making it to the state tournament, as they finish their season 18-7.

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