Article and Photography by Alice Mary Herden
Brooksville–Last season for Central was rough with twelve wins and fifteen losses which included losing against Lecanto twice. However, on the night of February 12, 2019, Central took the Districts Quarterfinals title win defeating Lecanto 60-57.
When Central faced Lecanto during the Thanksgiving Tournament on November 29 at Weeki Wachee High school, Coach Matt Zandecki observed Lecanto’s game strategies and their players’ performances.
They were prepared to face Lecanto again on Tuesday Dec. 3, this time on their home court. The first quarter Central was playing at a fast pace, which resulted in fouls that could have been controlled, 8 in just the first quarter.
“Honestly, I am not too pleased with how we played today. We have a problem coming out fast in the first quarter,” Zandecki said.
Once the team settles down, their play improves tremendously as was the case Tuesday night.
Central’s season is off to a good start, and with the win against Lecanto 67- 51 on Dec. 3, they have a 4-0 winning streak.
“We are definitely a second-half team. The main thing is I rather play well the third or fourth quarter than the first quarter,” Zandecki said. “I think we are able to persevere through adversity and if we don’t hang our heads and we fight through it, we will be okay.”
Next up is Central at Inverness Citrus tonight, Dec. 6 at 7:30 PM.