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Central Looking to Get Back to Up-Tempo Style

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ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- The Central Washington Wildcats Men's Basketball Team is finding new ways to win.

Their last 2 games, they have scored under 70 points. This on a team used to scoring in the mid 80s. On Saturday against Northwest Nazarene, the Cats were up just 2 at half and didn't really start to pull away until their were about 4 minutes left.

They did get the 69-61 win though, running their winning streak to 9. Next up, they take on Seattle Pacific on Wednesday. That is a game the Wildcats hope they can return to their high-flying, up and down the floor form that we are used to seeing.

"Everyone on the street knows if you are going to beat Central, you have to play in the 50s and 60s because if you get up in the 80s and 90s, it's going to be a long night," said Head Coach Greg Sparling. "So, we'll go back this week and really work on our zone stuff and hope our shooters step up and make shots."

"We're getting used to it," said Central 6th Man Jody Johnson. "But, we're trying to get away from it. We're trying to get comfortable leads so that we can get comfortable wins so that's something that we need to work on."