In an early-season showdown between a pair of girls basketball teams with lofty goals this year, host Bronson was able to best Centreville Friday 38-36 in overtime.
A 4-for-15 (26 percent) effort at the free throw line cost the Bulldogs (1-1), who had a 17-12 halftime lead after limiting Bronson to three points in the second quarter.
The Vikings came out strong in the second half and outscored Centreville 14-4 in the third frame. Kiera Laskey scored three of her team-high 11 points in overtime. Paige Robinson and Kiana Mayer each finished with seven points for the Vikings.
Joanna Larsen led all scorers after a 13-point night for Centreville. She also had 13 rebounds and four steals. Samara Schlabach finished with eight points, Carlee Odom and Carly Todd each had six points, Kayla Gest tossed in two and Kenleigh West-Wing hit a foul shot. Todd also grabbed nine rebounds.
“We knew Bronson would be one of the best teams we faced coming into this game,” Centreville coach Jill Peterson said. “It was a game of runs, and they finished overtime with the better run. We did some things we haven’t been doing up to this point in the season, some of them were good, some were not. Regardless of the outcome, I’m proud of our girls for the fight they showed throughout the game.”