On Saturday Lima Central Catholic traveled across town to Lima Perry for a Saturday afternoon rivalry game. While there were contentious moments throughout, Central Catholic was able to take command of the game early, and ride that out to a 63-42 win over Perry. Here is who stood out:
2021 G Rossy Moore (Lima Central Catholic) – Moore was without a doubt the best player on the floor, and would finish with a game-high 24 points in the win. He came out with tremendous energy and determination, and carried that throughout this one. A high level athlete who loves to compete, he was seemingly everywhere on the floor fighting for loose balls and rebounds. Shot the ball well from the outside, but was most impressive getting into the paint, and finishing around the rim. Uses his strength and quickness to get to his spots, and can push opposing guards around. Really nice outing from him.
2023 F Ayden Simpson (Lima Perry) – Did a nice job of letting the game come to him, and converting on the opportunities he was given, especially as a sophomore. Has good length, size, and is nimble around the rim. Was active on the glass, and didn’t shy away from being physical. Certainly one of the promising pieces of the Perry program moving forward.
2024 PG DeMarr Foster (Lima Central Catholic) – Starting from the lead guard position in a rivalry game as a freshman, Foster held his own, while showing his youth at times. Has a tight handle, capable of breaking pressure singlehandedly. Is patient in his ability to see the floor and lets things materialize. Uses his quickness and speed to cause turnovers defensively, solid on-ball defender already. More of a pass-first point guard for now, but the future is very bright for this young floor general.
2022 G Evan Unruh (Lima Central Catholic) – A calming presence on the floor for his team, Unruh is capable of getting them setup and dictating pace. Can really score it from the outside, and stretches the floor. Solid ball handler, sees the floor well. Competes, and effects things in a lot of different areas throughout the course of the game.
Others who stood out: Will Knight (Perry), Bryan Hines (Central Catholic).