Boys basketball roundup: Centennial advances to regional final

Cornelius McKiver scores 28 points, and Malcolm Mitchell Jr. adds 14 to help Bison beat Perkins-Tryon.
by Scott Wright Published: February 28, 2014

Coach Garrette Mantle stepped in and kept Centennial right on track.

The school that won two boys basketball titles in its first six years of existence is now two wins away from returning to the state tournament in Mantle’s first year at the helm.

Cornelius McKiver scored 28 points, and Malcolm Mitchell Jr. added 14 as the Bison knocked off regional host Perkins-Tryon 61-49 Thursday night.

Second-ranked Centennial (22-2) advances to Saturday’s 8 p.m. regional winner’s bracket final in Perkins.


Brandon Draper hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Dale to a 38-35 win over Talihina in a regional winner’s bracket game.

Caleb Banks scored 11 points to lead the Pirates, who advance to the regional final at 8 p.m. Saturday night in Quinton.


A back-and-forth game turned into a rout when Harrah outscored Cascia Hall 23-4 in the fourth quarter for a 78-48 victory in a Class 4A regional winner’s bracket semifinal.

Collin Jennings scored 30 points, and Kellen Manek added 23 as second-ranked Harrah improved to 23-2.

Harrah will host its regional final at 8 p.m. Saturday.

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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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