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Cougars win two games

The team defeats Elyria in overtime on parents’ night

Staff writer

The Centre High School girls’ basketball team won both of their games last week to improve their record to 10-9 overall.

Playing on the road Friday, they defeated Wakefield, 51-46. After an 11-10 first quarter, an 11-4 second quarter increased Centre’s lead to 8 points, 22-14, at halftime.

The Cougars outscored Wakefield in the third period to lead, 15-13, but were outscored 19-14 in the fourth quarter. Nevertheless, the team finished with a 5-point victory.

Shelby Makovec led scoring with 20 points, followed by Cacey Simons with 13 and Amy Makovec with 10. Beka Basore scored 4 points, and Genesis Rudolph and Theo Kassebaum scored 2 points each.

The junior varsity was defeated, 34-31, in overtime. Jasmin Ghany scored 12 points, Nellie Kassebaum 7, Callie Riffel 5, Kailyn Riffel 3, and Brenna Shields and Carrie Carlson 2 each.

Parents’ night

Playing 12-3 Elyria Christian on parents’ night Feb. 7, the 8-9 Lady Cougars defeated the Lady Eagles, 47-43, in a close contest that went into overtime.

Seniors Kassebaum and Bessie Yang received special recognition.

Centre had a 16-10 lead after one quarter, but the game tightened after that, with Elyria leading, 24-23, at halftime. Shelby Makovec, Amy Makovec, and Basore combined for 8 points in the third quarter, and Makenzie Deines made a free throw to give Centre a 30-29 lead.

It was nip and tuck in the fourth period. Centre led, 38-34, with one minute remaining but allowed Elyria to get to the free throw line two times to tie the game at 38 and send it into overtime.

A field goal by Kassebaum put the Lady Cougars on top, but a 3-pointer by Elyria turned the lead back to the Lady Eagles. A field goal by Simons and free throws by Amy Makovec, followed by two free throws by Elyria made the score 44-43 in Centre’s favor.

Two free throws by Shelby Makovec and one by Genesis Rudolph in the final seconds of the game gave the Lady Cougars a 4-point victory.

Simons led scoring with 16 points, followed by Shelby Makovec with 10. Other scorers were Amy Makovec 9 points, Basore 4, Deines and Rudolph 3 each, and Kassebaum 2.

Last modified Feb. 15, 2012

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