Playing their second of three home games this week, the Centurions found themselves playing against their sister Great Hearts Academy school, Veritas Prep. It was a back and forth battle the whole first half with five lead changes. Cicero had the lead by three at the half thanks to a hot start by two freshman, Quinton Brooks and Rohan Churi. Brooks had 10 points in the first half, including one three-pointer, and Churi had 9 points at the half hitting two three-pointers.
Cicero kept the lead the entire second half. With the game tight and the clock winding down, Veritas had to foul and force the Centurions to make their free-throws to close out the game. Junior Captain Zach Van Voorhees, who was 0-3 at the free-throw line in the game was calm under pressure and hit 8-8 free throws in the last minute to help Cicero pull away late to win their first game of the season 56-45.
Cicero had plenty of balance this game and was led by Freshman Quinton Brooks with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 1 block, Freshman Rohan Churi with 13 points and 3 Steals, Junior Zach Van Voorhees with 12 points, g rebounds and 1 block, and Sophomore Jon Belci with 11 points and 2 steals.
The boys are back at again Friday night as they host North Pointe Prep for a 7pm game. Come out and support the team and be ready for some half-time games and prizes.
The Cicero JV boys team won their second game in a row and is 2-0 in the early part of the season. Veritas came out hot in the first quarter and was leading 11-4 before the Centurions woke up and went into attack mode. Pushing the ball on offense and forcing pressure on defense, Cicero pulled away the next three quarters to earn a 50-38 victory.
Six players for the Centurions had at least 7 points in the game, proving this young team has talent and balance. Freshman JT Mitchell and Quinton Brooks led Cicero with 9 points apiece. Fellow Freshman, Nathan Pophal and Sophomore Jeremy Wigley put in 8 each, followed by Freshman, Dan Lott and Sophomore Josh Bleimeyer with 7 apiece.