Hunter sweeps past Central Comets

By C.Y. Peters
STAR Correspondent

   "I'll see number 53 tonight in my dreams" stated Central head coach Lamont Barnett after his team lost to Hunter 72-65.
   That number 53 was Charles Peters, who scored 34 points, had five steals and 16 rebounds in leading the Tigers to its third win of the season.
   It was a hard fought-action packed game as the crowd roared for 32 minutes of full court action. Hunter head coach Mike Dorsey stated, "They played harder than we did".
   Both teams played even throughout the first period with Josh Church scoring the first points of the game. Comets Coty Mann answered with a three, followed by Peters who hit two foul shots for a 4-3 Tigers lead.
   Chris Rutledge nailed a three -- one of his three trey's on the day -- to put Central up seven-to-four. By the end of the first period and the see-saw battle to game was deadlocked at 15.
   The second quarter saw a repeat of the first and the lead changed several times with Central ending the period on top 32-30.
   Peters hit the first two points of the third and Waters connected for three points and in less than 30 seconds the Tigers held a 37-32 lead.
   Coach Barnett's team took a time-out to regroup, but the Tigers stayed hot and outscored the Comets 18-10 in the third for a 48-42 lead.
   Twenty fouls shots were threw up by both teams in the fourth with hunter connecting for six and Central tossing in five as both teams runned and gunned with Hunter scoring 24 points in the quarter to Central's 21 points.
   Rutledge threw in 3-three pointers and scored 18 points for Central and Mann also scored 18 points hitting 8 of 10 from the foul line and two-three pointers.
   Peters led Hunter with 34 points, followed by Josh Lowe with 11, and Church with 10.
   Girls
   Hunter .......................44
   Central........................13
   Jordan Muratori was hotter than a pistol yesterday as she lead the Hunter Lady Tigers to a 44-13 win over the central Lady Comets. Jordan twinkled the twine for 25 points almost twice as many as the entire Central team.
   Logan Wagenseller scored the first two points for the Lady Tigers and Amy Colbaugh followed with a basket and the Tigers were on their way.
   Cassie Osborne threw one in for Central and the score was 4-2. That was as close as it got, as the Tigers rolled off the rest of the points in the first quarter and held a 13-2 lead after one.
   Playing subs most of the second period, Central stayed with the Tigers, only being outscored 6-5 and trailed 19-7 at the half.
   In the third, someone let the Tigers out as Muratori made bucket after bucket and outscored the Lady Comets 15-3 in the third. The Lady Tigers went on to win 44-13.
   Along with Muratori's 25, Wagenseller scored 8, and Amy Colbaugh scored 5. For Central Osborne scored 5 and Tia Hughes scored 3.