CENTERBURG — The Centerburg Trojans had two problems to confront on Friday night. One was the end of the world, according to the Mayan calendar; the other was the visiting Johnstown Johnnies.
The latter turned out to be the tougher of the two.
The Johnnies (5-3, 3-1 MBC) overcame a slow start to take down the Trojans, 41-33, in Mid-Buckeye Conference basketball action on Friday.
Centerburg (4-4, 2-2 MBC) came out aggressive on defense, holding the Johnnies to a single first-quarter basket. The Trojans got a pair of baskets from Zac Holsopple (17 points, eight rebounds) and a couple of key assists from Tyler Stoyle (four points, three assists) to take an early 8-2 lead.
“I think we were aggressive early on, but you play for 32 minutes,” said Centerburg coach John Marhefka. “We’ve got to stay focused and keep doing things the whole way. It’s a long game and we knew, in the first half, that there would be a few momentum runs.”
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