It was Winterfest and Hall of Fame Night Friday at Centreville. And things got off to a strange start.
In a matter of minutes, the fourth-ranked (Class C) Centreville girls basketball team trailed 8-0 against Cassopolis. Then the Bulldogs went on a 30-1 run and Cassopolis’ upset hopes went up in smoke.
Centreville’s 30-15 halftime lead eventually turned into a 53-28 BCS victory to boost the Bulldogs to a 14-1 overall record and an 8-0 mark in the league.
“Well, we wanted to start out hot and take an early lead, but found ourselves trailing,” Centreville coach Jill Peterson said. “Instead of caving, our girls responded with a 30-1 run. We have a resilient and selfless group of players that play very well together.
“We have different people step up depending on the game and match-ups and it’s fun to see the girls discover who it’s going to be any given day. I think they also know that if they have an off day, their teammates will have their back and the next game the scenario could be reversed.”
Joanna Larsen scored all of her game-high 17 points in the first half, Carlee Odom drained a trio of 3-pointers en route to 13 points and Samara Schlabach finished with 12.
Brittany Morris added five points, Andrea Bell scored three, Hannah Rice hit a bucket in the third quarter and Skyler DeMeyer hit a free throw for the Bulldogs, who outrebounded the Rangers 42-23.
DeMeyer also logged eight assists and five steals, Larsen grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked four shots, and Schlabach and Todd each had five boards.
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