There are just a few more games remaining before the Hardin-Central Bulldogs begin district play. The Dawgs improved to 9-15 with what coach Kirk Thacker called a solid effort as they stopped Wentworth 64-49.
Patrick King was one of four Bulldogs in double figures as he hit for a game-high 21 points. Mark Carpenter added 18 points, followed by Chris Herring with 15 and Daniel Carpenter with 10.
“It was a good game for us to get back on the winning track,” Thacker said. We played good solid team ball tonight. We had lots of unselfish play. All the boys hustled and did a good job all the way around.”
In addition to his scoring, King added 4 steals, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and a pair of blocked shots to his nightly total. The Carpenter brothers hit the boards to grab 9 rebounds apiece, while also coming up with 3 steals each. Herring dished out 4 assists and grabbed 4 rebounds, with Chris Wilson also coming up with 4 rebounds.
Phillip Mark and Zac Neville scored 14 each to lead the Dragons.
Wentworth held a 13-12 lead after the first period, but the rest of the night belonged to Hardin-Central as the Bulldogs took a 29-23 lead at the half and a 50-39 cushion heading into the final 8 minutes.