Lane Zimmer, CHS

Lane Zimmer of Centennial defends against a pass to the outside against Thayer Central Jan. 31.

After over a week away from competition, the Centennial boys’ basketball team was back in action Jan. 28 at Fillmore Central. CHS pulled away late for a 44-38 victory.

The Broncos played again Jan. 31, beating Thayer Central 39-20.

“It was nice to get back after a 10-day layoff,” Coach Cam Scholl said.

Centennial got off to a sluggish start against Fillmore Central and trailed by eight at halftime. Defensively, CHS played well, but the offense didn’t have the ball very much, Scholl said.

“We didn’t play great, but when you can win when you don’t shoot well, you’ll take it,” he said.

Caleb Horne led the offense with 15 points, and Cooper Gierhan added 12.

Centennial’s shooting woes continued at home against Thayer Central, but the Broncos made the shots when they needed to, Scholl said.

“Our intensity and concentration level was really good,” he said. “Any time you win is a good thing.”

Gierhan and Horne score 13 points each, and Lane Zimmer pulled down 14 rebounds. Horne is currently shooting with a lot of confidence, Scholl said.

Winning a couple games heading into the Southern Nebraska Conference tournament helps the team get its heads into the right spot, he said.

“If we want to get where we want, we’ll have to shoot better,” Scholl said.

The Broncos (13-3) were to host Fairbury Feb. 4, with the winner advancing to the semifinals. The other side of the bracket is Heartland and Milford.

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