Centreville has a long way to go to match last season’s unprecedented 18-game winning streak. But the Bulldogs kicked off the 2017-18 season on the right note Tuesday with a 45-31 victory over Constantine at home in girls varsity basketball action.
After a slow start, Centreville turned an 8-6 first-quarter advantage into a 20-10 halftime lead. Carly Todd, who scored six of her game-high 10 points for the Bulldogs in the second half, and Samarah Schlabach, who finished with eight points, led their team in the win.
Carlee Odom and MaKenzi Troyer both scored four points, and Joanna Larsen added seven points, Kayla Gest, Olivia Deeds, Brittany Morris, Morgan Walton, Whitney Morris and Kenleigh West-Wing each had two points.
The Bulldogs outrebounded the Falcons 34-27 in the contest.
Hannah Outlaw led Constantine with eight points, followed by Mackenzi Dobosiewicz (six), Kiara Pirce (six), Hannah Ley (six) and Lexi Dull (five).
“Tonight was a fun way to start the season,” Centreville coach Jill Peterson said. “These girls play incredibly hard and we are very deep. It was fun to see them support each other on the court and from the sidelines. Before this season began, I knew this team would be a special group and I’m excited to see what the season holds.”
Todd also notched six rebounds and four steals, Deeds grabbed six boards, Schlabach had four steals, and Larsen added a pair of blocks and two assists.
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