Bill Davis/News Centerburg’s Gunnar Gregory (10) tries to knock a pass away from Licking Valley’s Josh Lopez during the second half of Tuesday’s nonconference game. The Trojans won, 50-42.


Bill Davis/News Centerburg’s Ross Ryan (0) goes up for a shot in the second half of Tuesday’s game against Licking Valley. The Trojans won, 50-42.

CENTERBURG — The Centerburg boys basketball team played nearly flawless defense Tuesday at home against Licking Valley.

Except for one three-minute stretch.

In that time, the Panthers erased a double-digit lead and threatened to steal the game. But key baskets by Gunnar Gregory and Sam Backiewicz kept the Trojans in the lead, allowing them to escape with a 50-42 nonconference victory.

“There are still little things that we’re not doing, but we’re getting there,” said Centerburg coach Andy Cauley. “It was energy. They came out fired up. They don’t get dejected.”


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