BELLEFONTE — Central took a big lead after one quarter and held on to top Bellefonte 53-41 on Wednesday.
The Red Raiders (1-8) trailed 16-3 after one quarter, but fought back to within 39-36 with 2:40 remaining in the final period. From there, the Dragons (6-3) pulled away.
Ben Brumbaugh had 19 points and Ben Slagenweit added 13 for Central.
Brett Finley’s 11 points paced Bellefonte. Evan Wiam added nine on 3 3-pointers.