The Boone Central ‘Birdcage’ was rockin.’
And the Shamrocks were rattled.
Boone Central/Newman Grove put all phases of its ‘A’ game together, at both ends of the floor, during a 28-6 third-quarter blitz Thursday, sparking a 65-40 victory over Class C1 #4 Scotus (Omaha World-Herald) in Albion.
It was a stunning turnaround after the visitors kept the pace slowed in the first half and built a slim 22-19 lead. Scotus had no answer, however, when the Cardinals cranked up the speed of the contest following intermission.
BC/NG became more aggressive defensively in the third quarter, which resulted in a number of steals and Scotus turnovers. That sparked an offense that scored points on nearly every Card possesion of the period.
Derek Gentrup tallied 10 of his 17 points during the 28-6 run and Pierce Koch buried a pair of 3-point field goals. Eight Cardinals contributed points in the second half overall, as BC/NG outscored the Shamrocks 46-18.
Boone Central/Newman Grove needed all 32 minutes – and then some – to cap an unbeaten week Friday at Ord and improve to 11-5.
After the teams battled to a standstill through regulation time, the Cardinals netted 17 points in overtime for a hard-earned 74-68 victory.
Gentrup, who led BC/NG with 25 points, sank a 3-point field goal and 2-point bucket in the extra period. The Cardinals’ other points all came at the free throw line, as Mazour drilled 7-of-8 and Gentrup 5-of-6.
Gentrup and Hedlund each had a pair of 3-pointers in regulation, as both teams made nine shots from behind the arc. Hedlund helped get the contest to OT with eight fourth-period points.
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