PIONEER – The North Central Eagles and the Stryker Panthers locked horns in a classic BBC slobberknocker on January 18. Reminiscent of previous matches where regulation time was insufficient to determine a victor, both teams went toe-to-toe in a match that was not decided until the final buzzer. When the clock finally hit zero, it was the Panther Pack holding a narrow margin of victory, 48-46.
Parker Ruffer went off the deep end for the Panthers, hitting a quartet of threes en route to 22 points on the night. Hunter Clingaman knocked down three trifectas and 16 total points, while Austin Robison came off the pine to splash a pair of rainbows, and Cole Heath and Dean Beamont each added a deuce.
Jalen Dancer dropped three treys and 22 total points for the Eagles, with Cameron Cochran pounding the paint for 14. Dylan Hutchison had 4 points, and Clayton Ferguson, Josh Taylor and Kole Peterson had 2 points apiece.
SCORING BY QUARTER:
Stryker 10 19 11 8 – 48
North Central 12 13 14 7 – 46