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Monroe Central Sports 2/14/13
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 10:06 PM

The Monroe Central boys varsity basketball team had a week shortened by weather. The only regularly scheduled match-up for the week (the much awaited rematch against River on Feb. 5) was postponed. However, the Seminoles played two make-up games, both against fellow OVAC semifinalists.

The Seminoles played on Feb. 8 against Magnolia and lost to them for the second time this season by a large margin. Monroe Central trailed by only three after one quarter at 24-21. After falling behind by nine at half time, they were able to pull within four at 61-57 after three quarters. Magnolia then pulled away, outscoring the Seminoles by seven in the final frame to end the game with a 90-79 victory.

The Seminoles were led in their loss by Korey Lafferre who put up 23  in the loss. Cameron Jorris also had a tremendous scoring output with 22 points. Also scoring for the Seminoles in the loss were Kordell Antill (12), Levi Brown (eight), Bryan Duffy (seven), Josh Guiler (four) and Zack Jorris (three).

Monroe Central next faced the #1 seed in the OVAC tournament, the Buckeye Trail Warriors, on Feb. 9. The Seminoles used a six-point swing caused by a double technical foul by a Buckeye Trail player as a catalyst to victory. The game remained fairly close at half-time with Monroe Central leading 37-32. The Seminoles then pulled away by outscoring Buckeye Trail 20-13 in the third quarter and 21-11 in the fourth quarter to finish the Warriors off with a strong 78-56 victory.

Leading the team with a stellar performance was Korey Lafferre who tallied a game-high 26 points. Also putting up double-digits for the Seminoles were Cameron Jorris (23 points) and Josh Guiler (15 points). Rounding out the scoring were Levi Brown (six), Tanner Burkhart (three), Zack Jorris (three) and Kordell Antill (three).

In a game played past the Beacon's print deadline, the Seminoles faced Buckeye Trail for a rematch in the semifinal round of the OVAC tournament on Feb. 12. Visit www.mcbeacon.com for game results and read about the game in the Feb. 21 Beacon.

The Monroe Central girls varsity basketball team had a busy week as they competed in the OVAC tournament as well as a make-up regular season game. The Lady Seminoles were able to secure a third-place OVAC tournament finish after falling to Fort Frye in the semifinals but defeating Shenandoah in a consolation match-up.

The Lady Seminoles fell to Fort Frye for the third time this year with a 71-41 loss at Fort Frye on Feb. 6. The Seminoles came out strong and led after one quarter by a score of 12-10. However, the Lady Cadets came out strong in the second quarter dominating the frame with a 28-9 score to jump ahead 38-21. Fort Frye continued their domination into the second half to end with a whopping 30 point victory.