Central seeks to stay alive in hoops state sectionals on J98

(Farmington) The Central Rebels will look to move on in this year’s state tournament when they play in the Class 4 sectionals Tuesday on J98.

In the girls’ game, Central takes on Doniphan.

Thanks to emerging young stars like sophomore Khloe Dischbien and freshman Allysa O’Connor, the Rebels are 20-5 and have won five straight.

Head coach Josh Mapes says he feels like the young pups are starting figure it all out.

Doniphan is 24-3.

Mapes says the Dons represent arguably Central’s toughest challenge of the season.

In the boys’ game, Central looks to take down New Madrid County Central.

The 20-5 Rebels have ridden an explosive offense to their success.

Behind junior Kendall Horton and sophomores Jobe Bryant and Caden Casey, Central is averaging almost 70 points per game

Head coach Brad Gross says he’s proud that kind of high-scoring attack has still yielded their high standard of excellence.

6th ranked New Madrid County Central is 18-7 and knocked off Central in sectionals last season 76-51.

Gross says he hopes the Rebels bring the energy they showed in the district championship victory over the Potosi Trojans.

The Central Rebels looks to move on to the Class 4 state quarterfinals in both girls’ and boys’ basketball Tuesday evening.

Coverage begins with the Flieg’s Equipment Pregame Show at 5:45 on J98.