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BUTLER—Eastside's nickname is the Blazers, but Adams Central did all the blazing on Saturday in a commanding 82-58 victory.
The 13-2 Flying Jets cut loose with 11 threes in 21 tries (52%) and hit 28 of 53 attempts from the field (almost 53%) plus 15 of 21 free throws (71%).
"No letdown" and "stayed focused" were comments from AC head coach Aaron McClure afterwards as he indicated that there is no slowdown in the Jets as they continue the momentum from their 26-point win the weekend before over Leo.
Central now faces three games in five days: Tuesday at home versus Southwood, Friday at Berne against South Adams determine the 2011-12 Allen County Athletic Conference regular-season champion, and the final home game of the year (Senior Night) on Saturday with Blackford.
The Jets, who bagged their first four treys (two by Maverick Bauman and two by Dalton Combs) and were seven for 13 in long-range by halftime, held a 41-25 lead at the break, with Baumer's 21 almost matching Eastside's team total.
Baumer ended with 26 points (nine for 17 from the floor and three for three at the stripe), four rebounds, and a blocked shot. He was five for 11 in trip.