On Friday night Whitmer traveled to league foe Central Catholic in an intriguing matchup that many expected to be a close contest. That expectation would not come to fruition as Whitmer would lead from start to finish, and in many ways, dominating fashion. From the jump it was all Whitmer as skilled and flashy point guard Trey Syroka delivered back to back dimes to talented forward Leon Hughes for scores, followed by a three from Riley Keller, as they would hold a 7-0 advantage very early. They would continue their flawless play, leading Central Catholic 15-3 after the 1st quarter.
The 2nd quarter would be played at a much slower pace, as both offenses stalled at times, due to some strong defense and poor shooting. Whitmer would maintain their advantage, while Central would get a few more scores, going into halftime Whitmer leading 23-11.
Whitmer would come out of the gates fast to start the second half, in large part because of the play from Areon Evans, whose athletic ability stifled Central all night on both ends. He really got going offensively knocking down a pair of triples and scoring it around the basket, and his play would see Whitmer with a 32-18 advantage after the 3rd quarter.
In the fourth quarter Whitmer would get big contributions offensively from Eddie Colbert who shot the ball and scored it well down the stretch to really open up this game. Central Catholic would get some buckets from point guard Jonzell Norrils but his efforts wouldn’t be enough. Whitmer would defeat Central Catholic by a final score of 44-22.
Whitmer would be led by Eddie Colbert and Areon Evans who scored 13 points each, and Trey Syroka would finish with 6 assists in the winning effort.