Central Uses Big Second Half To Beat Farmington 65-47, Clinch MAAA On KREI

(Park Hills) The Central Rebels pulled away in the second half to beat the Farmington Knights 65-47 Tuesday night on KREI.

It was senior night for Central, so what better way to start the game than with a three from the lone senior Grant Mannion.

Mannion had five points in the first quarter. Farmington made five threes in the opening period en route to a 20-17 lead.

Central responded by outscoring the Knights 22-12 in the second quarter.

There were six lead changes in the first half but the next 16 minutes was all Central.

The Rebels closed the game on a 17-5 run to clinch the M.A.A.A. Large-School Division regular-season title.

Junior Kendall Horton was the Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game with 19 points, six rebounds and a slew of defensive plays. Central coach Brad Gross talks about the play from Horton and Mannion.

Central jumps to 15-3 on the season and will host top-ranked South Iron Friday night. Farmington falls to 9-9 and is scheduled to play Fredericktown Wednesday afternoon at 4:30, weather pending.

Interview With Brad Gross:

Interview With Farmington Coach Garrett Callahan:

Full Broadcast On KREI: