Centreville kept control of first in the Southwest 10 Conference girls basketball standings with a 58-53 home win over Bloomingdale Tuesday.
The Bulldogs had to climb out of an early eight-point hole and trailed at the end of the first three quarters. Centreville claimed the fourth quarter 15-8 and used second half free throws (11-12) to get control.
“On a night where we didn’t shoot the best and Bloomingdale shot incredibly well, we found a way to win,” said Bulldog head coach Jill Peterson. “We maximized possessions in the second half by limiting turnovers and gaining the advantage on the offensive glass. Our girls played tough tonight and that is something we must take into the tournament.”
The win puts Centreville at 14-1 and puts them at 11-1 in league play, two games up on the 10-3 Cardinals and White Pigeon. The Bulldogs travel to Marcellus Friday night.
Bloomingdale falls to 10-5 overall and is off until next Tuesday’s trip to Cassopolis.
Olivia Deeds 17 points, 3 steals
Joanna Larsen 16 points, 6 rebounds
Paige Walton 12 points, 2 blocks
Kenleigh West-Wing 5 points, 3 steals
Isabel Stauffer 4 points
Asia Pratel 4 points, 3 assists
Grace Edwards 6 rebounds, 6 rebounds
Kallie Harrison 21 points
Emma Allison 19 points
Katrise Hudson 5 points
Olasia Moss 4 points
Allison Starbuck 2 points
Aimee Sustaita 2 points