Century's Zach Tucker talks about his team's win over Manchester Valley. (Tom Worgo/Carroll County Times)
The Century boys basketball team scored the last four points of the third quarter and the first five of the final quarter to break open a close game and defeat host Manchester Valley, 72-54, Friday night.
The Mavericks moved its winning streak to eight straight. Their last lost came by seven points to Gerstell Academy on Dec. 13.
"We feel we are getting better each game," Century coach George Wunder said.
Century (10-2) couldn't have been any better from the free throw line against Manchester Valley, going 16-for-16.
"It's really hard to do," Wunder said. "We have some good shooters and we really work on it. It's a point of emphasis for us."
Century senior point guard Zach Tucker had another big-time game.
He totaled 29 points, five assists and three steals and went 9-for-9 from the free throw line.
Century senior forward Chris Norman also shined, finishing with double-double (20 points, 13 rebounds)
"He's been money from the foul line all year long," Wunder said of Tucker, the county's leading scorer. "He did a good job of creating tonight and finding the seams with in the defense. He also did a great job of converting."
Century came into the final quarter with an 8-point lead.