Listen live Thursday evening via JoeInsider.com as Centreville hosts Bronson in the debut girls basketball contest for both squads in 2018-19. These teams have had numerous classic battles in recent memory with three of their last four meetings decided by one-possession and two overtime games in the prior three seasons. It’s also a possible postseason preview, with a rematch potentially in the regional semifinal.
Last season was their first encounter as non-conference foes following Bronson’s move from the BCS to Big 8 and Centreville’s switch to the Southwest 10. The Vikings edged the Bulldogs at home in overtime 38-36 to open the new campaign. Their district tournament rematch had an even tighter margin, Bronson winning 33-32.
The Bulldogs went 20-2 last season, only losing in their meetings with the Vikings. Bronson went 17-7, eliminated in the regional semifinal by Niles Brandywine 36-33. Many of these girls also battled last month in the volleyball regionals with Bronson sweeping Centreville en route to their fourth consecutive volleyball state title. Despite recent defeats, the Bulldog ladies have beaten the Vikings before, as Centreville grabbed 47-44 and 42-30 wins in their 2016-17 basketball meetings.
You can listen to Thursday’s game via the embedded player below. Varsity tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET, although the time may vary depending on the prior JV contest. The broadcast will begin a few minutes prior to tip.