The Park Hills Central Rebels Boys Varsity Basketball team won their sixth straight game on Tuesday, as they shut down the Valle Catholic Warriors 74-51. Wiping out their new rivals bumped their record to 6-1 on the season and marked their sixth straight victory. They should be riding a considerable wave of momentum into the annual Bob Sechrest Jr. Christmas Tournament, which they will be hosting once again.
The Rebels came out of the gate firing with 25 first-quarter points, paced by 10 from superstar athlete Jobe Bryant. They held the Warriors to just 12 and took a sizable lead into the second period of play. That one would be significantly less eventful though with an 11-7 total, but it still left Central with a comfortable 36-19 advantage going into halftime.
Valle would take that locker room visit seriously though, as they came out gunning in the third, winning the quarter 18-15. That trimmed the lead a bit, but wasn’t quite enough. Bryant stayed hot in the frame with a three-pointer, a bucket and a pair of free throws to keep Central’s lead substantial.
Up 51-37 heading into the final frame, the Rebels turned it on to make sure that there would be no doubt that they came back home with their sixth consecutive W. They drained an additional 23 in the fourth and held the Warriors to 14 to “hang on” for the 74-51 victory and keep their winning streak alive.
Bryant led the way with 26 points and hit a pair of threes along the way. Caden Casey was the only other player in double digits, who managed to hit eight buckets in the game. The defense was strong overall and things appeared to be clicking on all levels.
That’s been the story since the second game of the season, and the Rebels will use this win as fuel for the fire that they’re sure to bring in their tournament next week. The hosts will be looking to make a deep run at a minimum starting the day after Christmas.