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Roseburg finishes off Centennial, 77-55

December 19, 2018

GRESHAM — The Roseburg Indians finished off the Centennial Eagles with a 33-point fourth quarter on Tuesday night.

The Tribe started and closed strong in its 77-55 nonconference boys basketball victory, equaling its highest scoring output of the season. Roseburg (7-1) is off to its best start since opening the 2004-05 season with 15 straight wins.

Storm Scott and Jett Black each scored 16 points for Roseburg. It was a career high for Black, a junior.

Collin Warmouth, the Indians’ leading scorer, added 14 points despite sitting out most of the third quarter after picking up his fourth foul. Kaden Seely and Merhawi Lake each chipped in nine points.

Centennial (1-5) trailed 34-18 at halftime, but opened the third period with 12 unanswered points. Roseburg never gave up the lead, though, and took a 45-35 advantage into the fourth.

“We did a nice job,” RHS coach Mike Pardon said. “We got some good shots in the third quarter that didn’t fall and Centennial made a run, but we continued to play and do what we do. We extended that lead and put them away in the fourth quarter.

“Collin (Warmouth) got a dunk with about four minutes left that gave us a lift, then Jon (Stone) got another dunk. That helped fill in our 33-point quarter.”

Pardon was pleased with his team’s rebounding. Scott, Stone and Seely each grabbed seven boards. The Indians hit 12 3-pointers, four by Black.

“I thought we did a good job taking care of the ball tonight,” Pardon said. “We made some strides in our zone offense in the first half, and that’s what hurt us last Tuesday (in a loss to Willamette). We were more patient and got good shots. We had good balance in scoring ... Jett (Black) had a really good all-around game and Merhawi Lake has been out with a broken nose but gave us a lift off the bench.”

Jimmie Barton led the Eagles with 32 points, 26 coming in the second half. Tommy Anderson scored 14.

“Barton did a nice job, especially the second half,” Pardon said. “He hit some tough shots.”

Roseburg will play in the Abby’s Holiday Classic Dec. 27-29 in Medford, opening against McNary at 6 p.m.

ROSEBURG (77) — Storm Scott 6 3-4 16, Jett Black 6 0-0 16, J. Parker 0 0-0 0, M. Parker 0 0-0 0, Seely 3 1-2 9, Warmouth 5 3-4 14, Adams 1 0-0 2, Martin 1 0-0 3, Stone 2 2-2 6, Ellis 0 0-0 0, Avilez 1 0-0 2, Lake 3 0-0 9. Totals 28 9-14 77.

CENTENNIAL (55) — Jimmie Barton 10 6-8 32, Estep 0 0-0 0, Tr. Johnson 0 0-0 0, To. Johnson 6 0-1 14, Caro 1 0-0 2, Calvert 1 0-2 2, Te. Anderson 0 0-0 0, Caron 2 0-0 5. Totals 20 6-9 55.

Roseburg;15;19;10;33;—;77

Centennial;10;8;17;20;—;55

3-Point Goals — Rose. 12 (Black 4, Scott 1, Seely 2, Warmouth 1, Martin 1, Lake 3), Cent. 8 (Barton 5, To. Anderson 2, Caron 1). Total Fouls — Rose. 14, Cent. 17. Fouled Out — To. Anderson.

JV Score — Roseburg 66, Centennial 47. Freshman Score — Roseburg 63, Centennial 36.

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