Century senior Chris Norman talks about the performance of teammate Zach Tucker in his team's rout of Francis Scott Key.
The Francis Scott Key boys basketball team threw itself in front of runway train named Century on Tuesday night.
The train won.
The Knights took control in the first quarter and rolled to their 11th straight victory with a 73-42 win over the host Eagles.
"Our guys are pretty focused, and they want to get better," said Century coach George Wunder, whose team beat Francis Scott Key by nine points back in mid-December. "I feel like we are doing that in every game."
Senior guard Zach Tucker led Century with 32 points, including 20 in the first half. The county's leading scorer went 13-for-14 from the free-throw line.
Teammate Adam Rolfes, a senior guard, had 14 points and made four 3-pointers. Senior forward Chris Norman added 13 points and six rebounds for the winners.
Sophomore guard Drue Giles paced Francis Scott Key with 14 points.
Century (13-2, 7-0 county) raced out to a 7-0 lead in the first 3:11 of the game as Norman had a layup and 3-pointer during that span, but he sat out the rest of the first half because he picked up his second foul midway through the first period. Rolfes also committed his second foul late in the first period and missed the rest of the half, too.
But the Eagles didn't take advantage in the first quarter.
Francis Scott Key (5-7, 3-5) missed its first six shots before Amir Cole made a layup with 3:45 remaining.