It was a long time coming for the Centreville girls basketball team, but the Bulldogs finally broke through for their first victory since Dec. 3.
Getting at least six points from four different players, Centreville claimed a 47-36 win Thursday at Marcellus Howardsville Christian.
Bailee May led the way with 18 points and 14 rebounds, added four steals and three blocks for good measure. Faith Morell and Madison Hunter both produced seven points and Catherine Rigby finished with six.
Jenna Beeker contributed four points, Rudie Crawford tallied three and Becky Clementz chipped in two. Crawford also had six rebounds, while Kirby made three assists.
May scored 10 of her points in the second quarter, when the Bulldogs (2-9) outscored Howardsville 23-7 for a 18-point halftime cushion.
“Tonight was a much needed victory for us,” Centreville coach Jill Peterson said. “We showed the strength of the team when we work together and what we can accomplish when we’re in it for each other. The girls did a good job working the ball inside and out to get good shots. I’m hopeful the same team shows up [Friday vs. White Pigeon] and the momentum and team play carries over.”
Howardsville dropped to 2-8 on the year.