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Central Boys Open Long-Awaited Season


January 21, 2021

Gary M. Baranec

Tyrone's Cortlynd Rhoades (left) and Central's Leyton Kling battle for a loose ball Jan. 11 at Tyrone High School. The Golden Eagles won the season opener, 72-65.

The Central High School boys' basketball team opened its long-awaited 2020-21 season Jan. 11 at Mountain League-rival Tyrone, only to return with a 72-65 setback.

The second quarter proved to play a critical role in the Dragons' loss, as Tyrone dominated the period with a 20-9 scoring advantage. Central outscored the host team 56-52 in the other three quarters.

"I thought it was a well-played game for a season opener," Central coach Paul Frederick said. "Both teams took care of the ball and shot over 50% from the field. We need to sharpen up some things defensively, but at the end of the da...

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