CENTRAL HIGH — While the 2012-13 high school basketball season is still over a week away for area teams, the Central High and Waurika junior high squads got their seasons started Monday night at Broncho Gymnasium.
7th-8th Grade Girls
Central High 37, Waurika 6
If the Lady Bronchos were looking to get off to a solid start, they accomplished the feat in grand style.
After holding the Lady Eagles to no points through the first half, CHHS managed to tack on 25 in the second and cruise to a 37-6 victory in the 7th-8th grade girls contest.
Waurika managed to score its first point of the game at the 4:09 mark of the third, when it was 17-1 in favor of Central High.
Rebekah Repp led the scoring for the Lady Bronchos with 10 points, followed by Makayla Clement with eight points. Taylor Tugmon, Brooke Cox and Lindsey Harris all contributed four points on the evening. Kamryn Waller scored three, with Karissa Huffman, Madison Davis and Faith Toth putting in two points.
Waurika’s scorers were Jordan Guiterrez with three, followed by Carlyn Gay with two and Reagan McIlroy with one point.
7th-8th Grade Boys
Central High 35, Waurika 19
On the boys side, the Bronchos also tasted success in their first game of the new season.
Fueled by a 13-3 lead at the end of the first quarter, CHHS managed to hold off a late rally by the Eagles at the end of the first half and hold on for a 35-19 lead.
Waurika cut the lead to 22-15 heading into halftime, but couldn’t maintain the momentum in the second half against the Bronchos.
Keeton Sallee of Central High led all scorers with 15 points in the game, followed by Bradon Martin who was close behind with 13 points. Trenton Ferrin, Hayden Cooper and Joseph Dye each scored two points.
Joseph Martin led the Eagles on the night with six points, with teammate Jesse Torrez contributing four points.
The CHHS 7-8th grade teams will hit the floor again on Thursday afternoon at Sterling with games starting at 4:30 p.m.