New style, same result for Centerville

Beavercreek, Ohio — The Centerville administration announced they would be put on a two week delay starting right after Montgomery County entered the Purple level 4. Centerville along with Wayne, Fairmont, and Springfield all delayed their athletics while the remaining GWOC schools (Beavercreek, Miamisburg, Northmont, and Springboro) all elected to continue athletic events.

The Elks’ style of play this season is very different from years past. A usually slowed down and balanced Centerville attack is now a fast paced pressing team. The aggression showed by Centerville is similar to Trotwood as they never stop playing the entire night.

Beavercreek would be without star Adam Duvall who came out with an injury in their loss to Northmont last week. Centerville guard Tom House got the night started off with a corner three. Rich Rolf, who showed a lot of improvement this summer, went to work inside for the easy bucket to make the lead 6-0. Gabe Aga hit a three for the Beavers to cut the deficit in half. Rolf would then drill a three, putting the Elks up 9-5 and resulting in a Beavercreek timeout. A Gabe Cupps jumper right before the buzzer gave Centerville a 24-11 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Centerville continued to dominate in the second quarter as Rich Rolf sunk a three from the wing to make it a 36-15 Elk lead. Tre Johnson played well in the first half as he hit a couple of threes and a wide-open jumper. This extended Centerville’s lead to 44-22 at the break.

Rich Rolf exploded in the third quarter. Centerville senior Jayson Hayes then hit a three. Beavercreek junior Kyle Putnam hit a jumper. Putnam started the year on JV but played well for the Beavers on Friday. Putnam would go on to finish with 11 points as he led the Beavers in scoring. Centerville was led by Rich Rolf who went off for 22 points. He went 3/4 for three and 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Tom House finished with 13 points and 5 rebounds. Tre Johnson had 11 points and 7 rebounds as the Elks rolled to a 80-46 win.

Beavercreek’s next game will come on Tuesday as they host Miamisburg. Centerville will travel to La Salle next Friday for a big road test.

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