The Centralia basketball teams host Monroe City in a Clarence Cannon Conference doubleheader Friday on KRES and centralmoinfo.com. Both schools also share a district, which the coaches will seed Saturday.
The sixth-ranked Monroe City boys improved to 20-2 with a 62-59 win versus Palmyra Tuesday. Head coach Brock Edris outlines the keys opposite Centralia’s length and shooting ability.
Monroe City enters 4-0 in the CCC. The two Panther squads played for a district championship in Centralia’s gym last year. Centralia assistant coach Chad Thall says the Panthers embrace another challenge against Monroe City.
Centralia moved to 18-4 with a win over Macon Tuesday.
Centralia’s girls dropped a third straight conference game Tuesday. Head coach Becca Schemmer reflects on the last couple weeks.
Schemmer’s 9-12 Lady Panthers seek a second CCC win in the Senior Night contest. Monroe City’s Lady Panthers are 13-9 after Tuesday’s loss to rival Palmyra. Head coach Cody Leonard highlights the interior matchup against Centralia’s Mary Kate Bennett.
Centralia’s Bennett averages a team-high 14 points and eight rebounds per game. Pregame coverage of Centralia versus Monroe City starts at 5:45pm on KRES and centralmoinfo.com with Eric Duick and Lucas Smith on the call.