Many times when conference rivals go head to head it means much more than most other regular season games.

Other times not so much.

When the Centralia varsity boys basketball team traveled to Brookfield on Tuesday for a Clarence Cannon Conference game, the Panthers must have come into this contest taking things seriously. Otherwise, how would they be able to come up with enough effort to be able to down their hosts 86-23.

Marshalling this offensive parade for Centralia was Gus Stidham with 15 points and posting 11 points each were Gus Moran, John Durant and Chris Bailey.

The Panthers have another league game on Friday at Highland.