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March 8, 2014

Central Catholic rallies to defeat Rockville

CAYUGA — It was an old story in a new location Saturday for the boys basketball team from Lafayette Central Catholic High School.

The Knights rallied to defeat Rockville 54-39 to win the Class A North Vermillion Sectional, playing in Sectional 53 for the first time and earning another trip to the Frankfort Regional.

Rockville trailed early but scored 11 straight points to take a 13-6 lead early in the second period after holding an 8-6 lead after eight minutes. Junior Keiontre Wilkey had eight of the Rox' points in the run.

LCC took the lead for good in an 11-2 run and fronted 23-18 at halftime.

The Knights scored the first seven points of the third canto to go up 30-18 and had a 36-26 lead going into the final period.

The Rox stayed close and trailed by six points (38-32), but the Knights scored the next five points and closed out the game outscoring the Rox 16-9 to extend their sectional winning streak unofficially to 12.

Jackson Anthrop led the winners in scoring with 14 points. Nick Thompson and Pete Metzinger, coming off the bench, each had 10 and Mitch Witteveen had seven.

Wilkey finished with 10 points to lead the Rox as they concluded a 15-10 season. Jordan Leach, one of the three seniors on the roster, and freshman Lance Hopkins each had eight points.

The Knights had 20 field goals in the contest and were good on 12 of 15 free throws, while the Rox had 15 field goals and cashed 5 of 12 free throws.

Witteveen, Metzinger and Wilkey were first-team picks in all-tourney voting. Hopkins, Anthrop and Hayes Cronk of LCC were on the second team.

 

Rockville    8    10    8    13    —    39

Laf. Cen. Catholic    6    17    13    18    —    54

Next — Lafayette Central Catholic (15-8) will advance to the Frankfort Regional next Saturday. Rockville concluded a 15-10 season.

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