After defeating the top-seeded Wakefield Lady Bombers a week earlier in the invitational tournament at Centre, the Lady Cougars basketball team defeated them again Friday, 29-24.
Field goals by Shelby Makovec and Beka Basore and two 3-point shots by Cacey Simons gave Centre a 10-4 lead at the end of the first quarter.
However, the team missed a lot of shots in the second quarter, allowing Wakefield to come back and tie the game at 11.
By the end of the third quarter, Wakefield led, 22-17.
The slow pace continued in the fourth quarter, and the Lady Cougars gradually crept up on the Lady Bombers. Field goals by Amy Makovec and Simons brought Centre within 2 points, 21-23. A 3-pointer by Shelby Makovec gave Centre a 24-23 lead, but a free throw by Wakefield tied the game at 24.
As the game wound down, Simons hit another 3-pointer and Makenzie Deines made a layup, resulting in a 5-point victory for the Lady Cougars.
Simons was the leading scorer, with 14 points, including 4 three-pointers. Other scorers were Shelby Makovec, 6 points; Basore, 4; and Amy Makovec and Deines, 2 each.
The junior varsity defeated Wakefield, 34-30. Top scorers were Jasmin Abdel Ghany, 13, and Brenna Shields, 12. Deines had 7 points, and Kailyn Riffel had 2.
Flint Hills Christian
After a 15-11 first quarter Jan. 24 at Flint Hills Christian School in Manhattan, the Lady Cougars surged ahead in the next three quarters to win, 52-25.
The team led by just 7 points, 22-15, at halftime, but a 15-3 third quarter and a 15-7 fourth quarter resulted in a 27-point victory.
Simons led scoring with 13 points, including two 3-point shots. Amy Makovec also scored in double digits, with 11 points. Other scorers were Deines and Shelby Makovec, 8 each; Basore, 6; Ghany 4; and Theo Kassebaum, 2.