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story.lead_photo.caption Little Rock Central’s Rajhon McIntosh grabs one of his 17 rebounds over Springdale Har-Ber’s Paxton Ragsdale in Central’s 74-63 loss in the North Little Rock Showcase on Saturday afternoon. - Photo by Benjamin Krain

Tylor Perry and Tyler Garrett put Little Rock Central in a hole from which the Tigers could not climb out.

The two Springdale Har-Ber guards combined for 50 points in the Wildcats' 74-63 victory Saturday in the North Little Rock Showcase.

Perry scored 26 points and grabbed 7 rebounds while Garrett added 24 points and 7 rebounds. The two were also a combined 18 of 23 from the free-throw line.

"If they come out and play like that every game, we'll have a chance against anybody at anytime," Har-Ber Coach Scott Bowlin said. "The thing we've got to do is find five guys who can play well together. And we've got to get three or four more that can come off the bench. We're still looking for that."

Garrett, a 6-2 senior, hit back-to-back three-pointers to open the scoring. The Wildcats (2-1) led by as much as 19-7 in the first quarter before Central managed to climb back to within 21-14 after the first eight minutes.

Perry, a 5-11 junior, scored eight of his points in the second quarter as Har-Ber stretched its lead to 38-21 at the half.

Central hit only 7 of 33 shots from the floor in the first half, including a 1 of 14 effort from three-point range.

"We're a three-point shooting team," Central Coach Oliver Fitzpatrick said. "That's what we are. We don't have a whole lot of size right now that's serviceable. As the year goes on, we'll be a much more balanced team, but for right now we're a three-point shooting team and as you saw they weren't falling for us today."

Donald Richardson, Antoine Williams and Dajon Brewer all scored 13 points for the Tigers, who finished 20-of-70 shooting. Jaykaylyn Jackson added 12 points.

Har-Ber led by as many as 21 points in the second half and 54-35 starting the fourth quarter. Central (1-1) got as close as 66-60 with 2:15 to play, but Har-Ber hit 12 of 16 free-throw attempts in the fourth quarter.

"We didn't do a real good job of rebounding the basketball at times," Bowlin said. "That's the first team we've played that is really, really athletic. They were shooting some quick jumpers and they gave us some problems. But I thought we controlled [the game] and made the plays when we needed to make the plays."

Central outrebounded Har-Ber 39-35. Tigers' 6-3 junior Rajhon McIntosh led his team with 17 rebounds, including 10 on the offensive end. McIntosh, however, was limited to four points, all on free throws.

"McIntosh is going to do what he does," Fitzpatrick said. "He's going to rebound the basketball and he's usually a more effective scorer. He's one of those guys if he's not scoring he's going to do other things."

Zack Peck, a 6-5 senior, led the Wildcats in rebounding with eight.

Har-Ber was 21 of 40 from the floor and 23 of 32 from the free-throw line.

HAR-BER (74)

Garrett 6 8-9 24, Perry 6 12-16 26, Buchanan 2 1-2 6, Peck 2 0-0 4, Ezell 1 1-2 3, Allen 1 0-0 3, Weiser 0 0-0 0, Bishop 1 0-0 3, Ragsdale 2 1-3 5, Sanders 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 23-32 74.

CENTRAL (63)

Jackson 4 2-2 12, Dudley 2 0-0 6, Williams 4 5-6 13, McIntosh 0 4-6 4, Brewer 6 1-2 13, Richardson 4 4-8 13, Murry 0 0-0 0, Hunter 0 1-2 1, Sasser 0 0-1 0, Rudolph 0 0-0 0, Smith 0 1-2 1. Totals 20 18-29 63.

Har-Ber (2-1);21;17;16;20 -- 74

Central (1-1);14; 7;15;27 -- 63

Three-point goals -- Har-Ber 9 (Garrett 4, Perry 2, Buchanan, Bishop, Allen). Central 5 (Jackson 2, Dudley 2, Richardson). Team fouls -- Har-Ber 19, Central 24. Fouled out -- Ezell. Richardson, Williams.

Sports on 11/26/2017

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