CORINTH-- The Central Red Devils boys basketball team had one win through five games this season.
At that time, it looked like a year like the past few for the Central boys basketball program.
Things have changed drastically in the last month.
Jordn Smith scored 29 points on Friday evening to lead the Red Devils to a 71-60 victory over Penquis.
The win over the Patriots, moved Central (6-8) up to sixth in the current MPA class C heal point standings.
Kyle Ham and Smith provide the Red Devils with a dynamic duo.
Smith scored 58 points and grabbed 37 rebounds to lead Central to two wins in three games last week. Smith earned Eastern Maine athlete of the week.
The last three wins for the Red Devils have come against teams that are also battling for a class C tourney spot.
Andrew Prescott, Grant Poulin, Caleb Shaw, and Andrew Speed provide coach Curt Davis with a youthful and deep back-court.
Tony Underhill provides senior leadership.
The Red Devils still have plenty of work to do.
All four games remaining are against teams that are also fighting for tourney position.
The top five in class C will advance to the quarterfinals at Cross Insurance Center.
The top 11 will qualify for the tournament.
Teams seeded sixth through eight will play a home preliminary round game with a trip to the quarterfinals on the line.
This week, the Red Devils will host Bucksport and travel to Guilford for a battle against PCHS.