CENTERBURG — It was like having something just out of reach, like the remote control on the other side of the sofa.
And, for the Centerburg Trojans, it was just as frustrating.
The Trojans spent all but the opening minutes of Monday’s nonconference girls basketball game trailing the Big Walnut Golden Eagles. Although they never fell behind by more than 10, they also never managed to tie Big Walnut in the final three quarters. Despite a furious late surge, Centerburg fell short at home to its nearby rival, 51-47.
“We just didn’t execute well enough,” said Centerburg head coach Todd Nauman. “We could get it back to two, or get it back to three, but we could never make that next play to tie it up and get it where we needed to be.”
The loss snapped a six-game winning streak for the Trojans after having lost their first two of the season.
The Trojans never could execute a proper rally because of their lack of three-point shooting (1-for-15). In an effort to catch up, Centerburg ignored the post in the fourth quarter and went to perimeter shooting, which meant no inside game and, consequently, no free-throw attempts.
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