Central A&M boys basketball lost their second game in a row to Pana on Tuesday in a blow-out of 89-64.
In their first game of the year, 1-0 Pana was able to get points from their whole roster, but was led by Kyle Gibson with 21 points. The Panthers, whom had three guys score double-digit points, move on to Mount Zion on Saturday.
CAM was outplayed in the second half losing every quarter, a large part due to the offensive rebounds allowed to Pana, said head coach Rob Smith.
The Raiders, now 0-2, have started the season struggling and need a boost from their inexperienced team. CAM only had two guys scored double-digit points also.
After Trenton Chepan finished the first game of the season with career highs in points and rebounds, he only had 6 points against Pana. Brandon Richardson only had 8 points and Ty Dooley only had 7 points for a front court that struggled to get much inside.
Ben Bray once again played well, especially from behind the arc. Bray had 21 points all from 3-point land. Jordan Miller was a bright spot for the Raiders as well with 14 points after not doing much offensively against Arcola.
“I thought we played hard,” Smith said.
Though, the Raiders are playing hard it’s not been hard enough to start the season. They move on to Okaw Valley this Saturday at 7 p.m. in Bethany
Last season, the Raiders defeated the Timberwolves in a blow-out by 20 points. The Raiders look for their first win of the season and their second straight win against OV.