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By Russ Green-Sports Editor
Bouncing back from a disappointing loss in the CLAA tournament finals, the Hardin-Central Bulldogs took it out on Wentworth Tuesday night 61-13. The Bulldogs, the No. 1 seed, dropped a tough 52-41 decision to the host Dragons Saturday night in the championship game of the CLAA tournament at Tina-Avalon.
In Tuesday night’s regular-season finale, the Dawgs had four players reach double figures with five others scoring at least 2 points. Hardin-Central built a 13-2 lead after one period, 28-8 at the half and took a 54-11 cushion into the final 8 minutes.
Chase Sims came off the bench to score a game-high 14 points for the Dawgs, who will take a 20-4 record to Polo next week for the District 13 tournament.
Michael Carpenter added 12 points for Hardin-Central, followed by Sean Utley with 11 and Wyatt Craven with 10.
Daniel White had 5 points and Ryan Layman added 3 for the Bulldogs, with Rhyler Estenbaum, Tommy Burton and Jett Gabert chipping in 2 points each.