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Central routs Trumbull

Updated 12:53 am, Saturday, January 26, 2013
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BRIDGEPORT -- Two heads proved better than one for the Central boys basketball team Friday night against Trumbull in the first game of the inaugural Harbor Yard Classic.

Shaquan Bretoux piled up 27 points, while Tyler Ancrum added 25 as the Hilltoppers cruised to an 89-64 win at Webster Bank Arena.

"That's how we want to play, we want to get up and down the court," Bretoux said.

After dropping two straight, Central (8-3) has responded with back-to-back wins, appearing as if maybe the young Hilltoppers, who don't have a senior on their roster, may have turned a corner.

"We'll find out," Hilltoppers coach Barry McLeod said. "Only time will tell. Hopefully, we're pointed in the right direction."

Central broke it open midway through the third quarter, turning an eight-point lead into a 30-point advantage in the blink of an eye. Bretoux hit a 3-pointer, sandwiched by two from Ancrum in the span of a minute, which proved to be the knockout blow. The Hilltoppers closed the third on a 24-2 run and led by as many as 35 in the fourth quarter.

"It's fun when we're playing along together and everyone gets going," Ancrum said.

Rashard Rodriquez led the way for Trumbull (2-9) with 14 points.

"They're back at full strength and they're a pretty good team," Trumbull coach Buddy Bray said. "We tried to play zone, didn't think we could play them man. When they make those threes, it's a long night."

Orhan Cecunjanin came off the bench, scoring 11 for Central.

mcardillo@ctpost.com; @CTPostCardillo

Harbor Yard Classic at Webster Bank Arena

CENTRAL (8-3)

Muamer Cecunjanin 1 0-0 2 Jahdeh Summerville 0 0-0 0 Dondre Daniels 1 1-2 3 Shaquan Bretoux 12 2-3 27 Antoin Pettway 1 1-2 3 Tyler Ancrum 8 4-7 25 Michael St. Victor 0 0-0 0 Marcus Blackwell 6 2-3 14 Ricky Grant 1 2-2 4 Marvin Brice 0 0-0 0 Orhan Cecunjanin 5 1-1 11. Totals: 35 12-20 89.

TRUMBULL (2-9)

John Watts 2 0-0 4 Ryan McCabe 2 0-0 4 Luke Waldek 1 0-0 2 Kevin Mott 1 0-0 2 Billy Stickle 3 0-0 6 AJ Alston 1 0-0 2 Jake Levison 4 0-1 8 Matt Turner 5 0-0 11 Chris Lyons 1 0-0 2 Brandon Owen 2 0-0 4 Giovanni Klein 0 0-0 0 Eddie McElroy 1 0-0 3 Frank Puglia 0 2-2 2 Jason Micalizzi 0 0-0 0 Rashard Rodriguez 5 1-2 14. Totals:28 3-5 64.

CENTRAL...................................26 13 28 22--89

TRUMBULL..................................16 13 8 27--64

3-pointers: C--Ancrum 5, Bretoux 2; T--Rodriguez 3, McElroy.