The Hardin-Central Bulldogs experienced one of those nights where nothing seemed to work right. The Dawgs dropped back below the break-even mark Wednesday night in a 58-40 loss at home to Bosworth. After holding a 6-point advantage at the break, the visiting Bulldogs outscored Hardin-Central 28-16 over the final two periods for a 58-40 victory.
Hardin-Central Coach Kirk Thacker said his team, now 2-3 for the season, played aggressive, but their shots would not fall.
“They were a very young and athletic squad,” he said. “There were quite a few match-up problems. We need to settle down and play good fundamental basketball. We also need to play to our strengths and find our team identity.”
Thacker added that things will get better as the season progresses.
Daniel Carpenter led the Hardin-Central scoring with 12 points while also hitting the boards for 4 rebounds and dishing out 3 assists. Mark Carpenter added 9 points and 13 rebounds, with Patrick King scoring 6 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.
Also scoring for Hardin-Central was Austin Chase with 5, Chris Herring and Randy Estenbaum with 3 each, and Chris Wilson with 2.
Cory Huffman scored a game-high 19 points for Bosworth, with Vance Bruce chipping in 10.