The Tigers will head to Bentonville West next week for the 6A State Tournament, but that didn't mean looking past the regular-season finale.
Central took down Catholic on the road, 41-34, putting the Tigers on a two-game win streak.
Head coach Brian Ross wanted the Tigers to treat the game as a win-or-go home situation. The Rockets draw similarities to Central's first-round opponent Rogers, particularly in 3-point shooting.
"Whatever it takes to win a game, we wanted to do just that," Ross said.
Senior guard AJ Williams led the Tigers in scoring with 16 points.