Hardin-Central outscored Braymer 25-19 in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough as the Bobcats took a 65-54 victory on the Bulldogs’ home court Friday night.
Braymer used its big men inside to drop Hardin-Central to 8-13 for the season. The 6-6 James Schreier scored 18 for Braymer with 6-7 Clayton Brown adding 14 more to pace the Bobcats.
“We played hard, but couldn’t handle their two giants inside,” Hardin-Central Coach Kirk Thacker said. “They pretty much had their way on the boards. We never quit and made a nice comeback, but it was too little, too late.”
Patrick King paced the Bulldog scoring with 28 points to go along with 7 rebounds, while Mark Carpenter added 12 points and 6 rebounds. Also for Hardin-Central, Daniel Carpenter hit for 7 points with a team-high 10 rebounds, followed by Jake Harris with 3 points, and Chris Herring and Dillon Crosby with 2 each.
Braymer held an 18-13 lead after one quarter, 31-19 at the half and took a 46-29 cushion into the final 8 minutes.