Published 12:00 am Friday, January 9, 2004
Despite missing three starters Tuesday night at home, coach Carl Rawls and his Central Christian Warriors (8-0) put on a show against an overmatched Marion Academy team.
Led by sharp-shooting eighth-grader Bradley Savage, the Warriors overcame a poor start to take an easy 61-16 win.
Savage was brutal in the second quarter.
He hit four 3-pointers in the second period alone.
Savage finished with 19 points, including a quintet of trifectas, and added 8 boards, 4 steals and 5 assists.
Savage wasn’t alone.
The youngster got help from an old hand.
Senior Destry Everhart drilled four 3-pointers of his own on the way to 16 points on the night.
James Brewer added 10 points while Patrick Thomas had 8 points and 9 rebounds.
Andrew Harrison had 4 points, Freddie McCampbell added 3 and Andre Pearson had a single point.
Dean Tolar stood out in a losing effort for the Panthers. He had 10 points, 8 blocks and 6 rebounds for Marion.