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Page -16 - December 26, 2012 skies edged by anon; 1 lead, g to Central The Huskies lost 77-73 to Lebanon on the road on Dec. 1. "It was a good game," said Coach Tim Porter. "We started out strong. We were ahead at the end of the first quarter." The Huskies led 15-18. They trailed just 41-40 at halftime. Lebanon grew its lead by the end of the third, 62-52. But the Huskies battled back, just missing the win but playing really well, Porter said. The team let down defensively in the second and third, he said. "We seem to trigger our whole game Photos by Scan C. Morgan Hunter Jutte goes for the hoop and draws a foul from Central during Friday evening's game in Sweet Home. Below, Bryce Daniels takes a shot. around defense." When the defense is doing well, the offense performs better, he said. Leading scorers were Grant Kauffman, Hunter Jutte, Christian Porter and Bryce Daniels. " - Photo by Sean C. Morgan Jordan Miller drives through Westside Christian for two in Sweet Home High School girls basketball. Westside Christian defeated the Huskies 49-21 in Sweet Home on Dec. 19. Blanchet won 49-35 on Dec. 20 in Salem, and the Huskies lost 51-41 to Central on Friday. Central 60, Sweet Home 44 Central carved out a huge lead in the second and third quarters to defeat the Huskies in Sweet Home 60-44 on Friday. The Huskies built a 17-14 lead by the end of the first quarter against the defending state champion. Central rallied and held the Huskies to five and six points respectively in the second and third to build a 55- t 28 lead. fin DIFFICULTY THIS WEEK:,, * ACROSS- 1 Moment 4 Second- hand 8 Tousle 12 401(k) alternative 13 Nevada city 14 Exam format 15 Utensil made from a gourd shell 17 Data, for short 18 Open " slightly 19 Surround 20 Jordan's capital 22 Categorize 24 Wheedle 25 Aerosol vessel 29 Pitch 30 Corn 31 Consumed 32 Thick-bladed dagger 34 Turn the soil 35 Don Juan's mother 36 Soil samples rich in clay 37 Big glitch 40 Throat clearer 41 Grown-up nits 42 Poisoh ivy aid 46 Culture medium 1 12 5 6 7 12 15 20 _~1 22 23 24 25 29 32 37 38 40 41 42 43 . 46 47 ------I -- -- -- 49 50 47 Burden vessels 48 Sawbuck 10 Well-pro- 49 Anything but tected that 11 Coin 50 Crimson Tide aperture school 16 Trojan War 51 Nevertheless hero 19 Highland DOWN hillside 1 [Uncorrected] 20 New 2 Mound stat Testament 3 Trattoria dish book 4 City-related 21 Castle 5 Burn some- protection what 22 Olympic 6 Type swimming measures legend Mark 7 Homer's 23 Rice-shaped interjection pasta 8 Half 25 Fill fully 9 Coffee shop26 Dire situation 2012 KZng Features Synd., Inc. 27 28 44 45 27 Fermi's bit 28 11 o'clock broadcast 30 Carte 33 Longtime convicts 34 Verse 36 Tibet's capital 37 Venetian blind part 38 In the offing 39 Exotic berry 40 Grad 42 Stocky horse 43 Santa winds 44 Born 45 Tolkien character 1 4 7 1 1 4 4 1 4 Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine. * Moderate ** Challenging * ** HOO BOY! 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. The Huskies outscored Central 16-5 in the final quarter. "You always know, against Central they're going to fight the whole way," Porter said, and Central played well. The Huskies hit early shots, starting the game with a three from Kauffman. "Defintely, I thought we were playing really well too," Porter said. Then Central put on the pressure, and the Huskies let up a bit. "I think we got a little rattled," Porter said. "I think some kids were upset with how the game was going, but this group of kids just always battles, which is fun to watch." Kauffman led scoring with 15 points, and Christian Porter added nine. "Coach Porter said Austin Dixon and Kyler Gaskey did a good job. Gaskey played some great defense and great rebounds, Porter said. "He gave us a little bit of a spark after we lost some of our edge." The Huskies will play in a three-day tournament in West Salem Thursday through Saturday. Keep your $$$ In Town!