Boone Central Sweeps Warriors, Cardinals

Warriors can’t stop BremerConventional wisdom has always called for teams to play their best basketball at the end of the season.
An improving Boone Central squad, with just one senior in 2010-11, seems to be following that guideline.
The Cardinals swept road games at Fullerton and Doniphan-Trumbull last week, giving them 5 wins in their last 7 outings and a 9-12 record with one regular-season contest remaining (Crofton, in Albion, Friday).

In the final game of a series dating back to the 1930s, Boone Central used a strong start to key a 55-40 victory over the Fullerton Warriors Feb. 8.
The Cards raced to a 16-7 first-quarter lead as senior Trey Sorell sank two 3-point field goals and scored 8 points. Sorell added another trey in the second period as the BC lead grew to 29-17.
“Two things that stuck out in this game – fewer fouls and turnovers,” said Coach Dan Zoucha. “This is something we’ve been stressing. We wanted to ‘clean up’ a couple parts of our game and we made a good effort.
“There were times we were close to breaking away, but we just kept plugging and got a comfortable win.”

Boone Central faced Doniphan-Trumbull in the first meeting between the schools Saturday and brought home a solid 57-43 win.
BC had another strong start, taking a 14-8 lead early, and an even better finish, blitzing the host Cardinals 21-8 in the final stanza as the backcourt of Tanner Mazour and Sorell combined for 14 points.
“Our main objective was stopping their dribble penetration and containing their inside players. We had a nice start and our defense did a great job of communicating and moving,” Zoucha commented. “We committed only 10 fouls and had 10 turnovers. We shot well and our shot selection was equally good.
“We had a stretch in the third quarter where we committed several turnovers, leading to D-T points, but we battled through it to be up by one. In the fourth, we were very disciplined. We were 8-of-9 from the field to close out the game.
“This was our best overall game of the season. Our effort and composure were outstanding.”

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