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Demons demolish Big Red

Season opener gives Washington road win at Centerville

Lucas Kroll hits a layup last season for the Demons in a game against Ottumwa. Washington opened its boys basketball season Monday with a 90-38 win at Centerville. (File)
Lucas Kroll hits a layup last season for the Demons in a game against Ottumwa. Washington opened its boys basketball season Monday with a 90-38 win at Centerville. (File)

CENTERVILLE — The Washington High School boys basketball team may be in for a big year as the Demons opened its season Monday in a big way with a big win against the Big Red.

Washington scored a 90-38 triumph in the non-conference game.

Washington, which won the Southeast Conference championship last season and had a 14-7 record, started the 2019 campaign with a home win, 89-51, over Centerville in Washington. Last night, the Demons shot out to a 10-0 lead but a Centerville timeout stunted the momentum and it was 22-16 at the end of the first quarter. The Demons found the momentum again with a 22-5 second quarter and led 44-21 at the half. A 27-8 third quarter cinched the win.

Two of the Demons combined to outscore the home team with Kasen Bailey netting 23 points and Ethan Patterson 22. Lance Sobaski scored 17 points and Travis Leyden had 14. Lucas Kroll tallied eight points, Trashaun Willis seven and Zac Stout one.

“We came out with a lot of energy and that will make a difference for a team,” Washington head coach Collin Stark said. “Especially in the first game of the year, that energy is important.”

The Demons were to play Iowa City Liberty tonight and Fairfield Friday but those games were canceled. The Demons don’t play again until Tuesday Dec. 8, hosting Pella.