Shorthanded Irish overwhelm Center Grove

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Cathedral came to Center Grove Thursday without two of its regular starters, but the Class 4A No. 10 Irish proved they wouldn’t be needed.

They proved it early and often.

Cathedral, which played without suspended starters Justin Baker and Mo Evans, hit four of its first five 3-point attempts and used stifling man-to-man defense to build a 16-2 first-quarter lead and cruise to a 66-39 regular season-ending boys basketball victory.

The loss concluded the Trojans’ regular season at 8-12. Center Grove also played without one of its starters, as junior point guard Ryan Pendygraft sat out with a sprained ankle.

Pendygraft injured the ankle in the Trojans’ Feb. 15 loss at Class 4A No. 9 North Central.

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