Centre girls get victories at home and on the road

Staff writer

The Centre Lady Cougars trounced the St. Xavier Rams of Junction City 62-29 on Tuesday.

The Cougars defeated Elyria at home Feb. 11 and Wakefield Friday on the road.

Wakefield did not get on the board Friday until almost halfway through the second quarter on a free throw. Centre led 21-1 at halftime.

The second half saw a comeback from the Lady Bombers as their defense became more aggressive and their shots began to fall. They trailed 29-12 after three quarters and added another 20 points in the fourth quarter, closing the gap to eight points. Centre won 40-32.

Shelby Makovec led scoring with 11 points, followed by Cacey Simons with 10. Other scorers were Brenna Shields, 7; Makenzie Deines and Nellie Kassebaum, 4 each; and Amy Makovec and Ally Basore, 2 each.

Elyria

The Lady Cougars won their second consecutive overtime game Feb. 11 at home against Elyria, 55-54.

It started with a three-point shot by Simons and a field goal by Deines. Elyria went ahead 6-4 before Amy Makovec made a free throw and Deines made two more field goals to give Centre a first-quarter 9-6 lead.

The second quarter ended after a two-point shot by Amy Makovec as the horn sounded, and Centre led 20-16.

The Lady Cougars surged ahead by 10 points after Shelby Makovec made two consecutive treys and Deines made a free throw. Centre led 33-20 before Elyria scored eight unanswered points to close the gap to five points.

Elyria opened the fourth quarter with a three- and two-pointer to tie the game at 33. The game remained close. Centre led by three points for the last 2.8 minutes, but a three-pointer by Elyria as the horn sounded tied the game at 46 to send it into overtime.

Elyria got the lead several times in overtime, but four free throws by Shelby Makovec gave Centre a four-point lead with 29 seconds remaining. A three-pointer by Elyria as time ran out resulted in a one-point victory for the Lady Cougars.

Scoring in double figures were Shelby Makovec, 19, and Deines, 16.

The junior varsity defeated Elyria 24-9.

 

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