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Bearcats Claw Dragons, 40-27


February 28, 2019

Photo courtesy of Becky Clapper

Central High School's Braden Kitt (5) and Devon Boyles (45) attempt to block a Tyrone player's shot in the District 6 Class 4A semifinals on Feb. 21. The Dragons edged the Golden Eagles 35-33. Central lost in the district title game to Huntingdon two days later.

To reach the state playoffs, the Central Dragon basketball team needed to defeat two top Mountain League rivals – Tyrone and Huntingdon – in the District 6 4A playoffs.

Central was able to survive against Tyrone on Feb. 21 but was eliminated by Huntingdon Saturday afternoon, Feb. 23.

CHS 35, Tyrone 33

In the semifinals, before a huge home crowd, the Dragons took an 11-8 first-quarter lead that improved to 20-15 at intermission. Noah Muthler had a sensational first half, scoring 18 points, which included four 3-point shots.

Central continued to expand its advantage with a 10-9 third fr...

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