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Boone Central boys end regular season with win

It was a good way for a young Boone Central basketball team to wrap up a trying season. And, hopefully, a spark the Cardinals can carry into the postseason.
Boone Central closed its ‘19-20 regular season Friday with an 84-68 victory at Crofton (4-17), which gave the Cards a Mid-State Conference feather in their caps and a 6-16 record heading into Monday’s C1-7 Sub-District.
Both teams were profficient in the early going, with Boone Central taking an 18-17 edge behind Dylan Korth’s six points, and 3-pointers by Carsten Bird (5 points) and Alex Christo. Bird nailed another long-range shot in the second period, and Blaine Young joined in with two 3-point field goals as the Cards opened a 41-30 halftime lead.
Boone Central continued to scorch the nets following intermission, topping the 80-point mark for the second time in 2019-20 (both vs. Crofton). Young hit two more treys in the third period, and Christo added a 3-pointer while scoring eight points, to propel BC to a 64-49 advantage. Ryan Kramer’s eight fourth-quarter points and Young’s fifth 3-pointer helped the Cardinals hold off any Crofton rally attempts.
“I thought we did a good job attacking and getting good looks. We really just had balanced scoring all night,” said Boone Central Coach Justin Harris. “I didn’t think we rotated the way we needed to in our press, or defensively. We have started to play more consistently, however, and that’s what it will take to make a run in districts.”

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