Coach Holloway for Muncie Central was asked what do you want to improve upon most in the last month of the season? Without hesitation he said, “We need to get tougher.” While Muncie Central fell to Logansport 70-65 they took a step in the right direction to get tougher.
Logansport got off to a quick start in the first quarter leading 22-11. Turnovers and miscues by the Bearcats contributed to the quick burst from the Berries. The run continued in the second half with Logansport having a game high 17-point lead at the mid-point of the second quarter. However going to halftime Central found some rhythm and closed the lead to 33-24 for Logansport. The second half was completely different. Phillip Corthen had just 3 points in the first half but in the second half came alive by scoring 25 out of his 28 points. He was aggressive and a nightmare for the defense. He made his biggest play at the end of the third period by getting fouled a made three and completed a four-point play. Muncie Central outscored Logansport 26-17 in the third quarter. Once Muncie Central got that close, Logansport had an answer and ended up defeating Muncie Central by five.
While frustrating, it served a good learning lesson for Central. They can’t allow themselves to fall behind early. That’s what happened against Logansport. Central played a better overall game. The big run at the beginning of the game proved to be the difference. Muncie Central falls to 9-8 on the season. They play Pendleton Heights on Saturday.