AUSTIN — Century did everything well on Saturday with the exception of knocking down shots.
That cost the Panthers in their boys basketball season opener as they lost 62-58 to Austin.
The teams were tied 26-all at halftime.
“This was a great back-and-forth game against a very good Austin team,” Century coach Jake Vetter said. “Our guys handled their press very well and were able to get some very good looks in the halfcourt. However, our shots just weren't falling for us throughout the game.”
Century was paced by guard Stephen Olander with 19 points. He drained four 3-pointers. Jack Fisher had 11 points, Mark Leonard eight and Gabe Hanson and Peter Lynch seven apiece. Canon Tweed chipped in six points and six rebounds.
Teyghan Hovland was the Packers’ leading scorer with 19 points. Agwa Nywesh had 13 and Okey Okey 12.
“Down the stretch Austin was able to make a few more plays that helped them seal the win,” Vetter said.
Austin is 1-0.
Austin 62, Century 58
Stephen Olander 19 P, 4 3-PT; Jack Fisher 11 P, 6 R, 3 3-PT; Mark Leonard 8 P; Gabe Hanson 7 P, 6 R, 1 3-PT; Peter Lynch 7 P, 6 R, 1 3-PT; Canon Tweed 6 P, 6 R.
Teyghan Hovland 19 P; Agwa Nywesh 13 P; Okey Okey 12 P; Victor idris 7 P; Ogur Gari 7 P; Pierre Lilly 2 P; Ethan Owens 2 P.
Halftime: CENT 26, AUS 26.
Free throws: CENT 11-14, AUS 10-13.
Three-point goals: CENT 9, AUS 6.