Center Grove’s task was difficult enough Friday, facing No. 8 Class 4A North Central on its home court. Take away the Trojans’ starting point guard, and it became that much more so.
Senior Ryan Pendygraft scored six first-quarter points but left the game midway through the period after spraining his ankle. He didn’t return, and the Panthers took full advantage, outscoring Center Grove 57-24 in the second and third quarters en route to an 82-56 Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference victory.
The loss concluded the Trojans’ MIC schedule with a 1-6 league record. They are 8-11 overall. North Central clinched second place in the MIC with a 6-1 conference record and improved to 13-4 overall.