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Barlow survives a crazy finish

MHC BOYS HOOPS - Barlow forces logjam for second place with 76-72 win
by: David Ball Barlow’s Kody Kennedy tries to escape a double team in the second half Friday.

Seeing their team down by 20 well into the second half, you couldn't blame the home fans for searching for their car keys and eyeing the exit signs. But Centennial gave them reason to stay in their seats with a furious fourth-quarter comeback that fell just short in Friday's 76-72 loss to Barlow.

The Bruins took a 59-42 lead into a fourth quarter that had Centennial pushing the limits with an aggressive full-court press that called for double teams on whoever had the ball. Barlow handled it well early on, scoring four baskets in five possessions often finding center Cody Powers all alone at the far end for easy points.

The lead swelled to 20 points, but Centennial stayed with the aggressive game plan and it started to pay off.

Barlow failed to get the ball past half-court on three straight possessions, and the Eagles cashed in with a series of 3-pointers by Xavier Tarver and Adam Westfall - the come back had started.

Look for the full story in the Jan. 28, edition of The Outlook.




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