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Lady Warriors continue hunt for perfect season
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Morrison’s Chloe Wanamaker tries to secure the ball against Centertown post Abby Fann. Centertown pulled away in the fourth quarter, to reach the championship. - photo by Taylor Moore

The fight for the championship spot wasn’t an easy one for the Centertown Lady Warriors, but they managed to defeat the Morrison Lady Eagles on Friday, 36-22.

Centertown came out strong with shooters like Mackenzie Trapp and Stormie Pezzimenti scoring everything in the first quarter for the Warriors. Morrison was close behind, though. 

The second quarter proved difficult for Centertown as Morrison wouldn’t let the Lady Warriors score as much. Morrison’s Harmoni Kennerly intercepted a pass from Centertown and made a layup, tying the game.

Morrison’s Jayla Garibaldi and Chloe Wanamaker were running through the Lady Warrior defense. It was a back-and-forth fight. 

At halftime, Centertown was leading 17-16. The third quarter saw an improvement in defense for both teams. Neither team managed to score until over four minutes into the quarter. No one was able to take control.

Centertown’s Allie Melton was able to score five points alone that quarter after getting essential rebounds. With this, the gap widened between with Centertown leading by six points going into the fourth quarter. 

Being worn out, Morrison lost its rebounding tenacity and Centertown took the game down the stretch. Lady Warrior Kealey Simpson became the top scorer for Centertown in the final quarter by staying under the goal and waiting for her shot.

The Lady Warriors beat the Lady Eagles 36-22 in a runaway second half. Centertown advances to compete against the Dibrell Lady Wildcats on Monday for the county championship. Morrison will compete for third against Eastside.


Kealey Simpson 10, Stormie Pezzimenti 8, Allie Melton 7, Brinlee Griffith 4, Mackenzie Trapp 3, Abby Fann 2, Annabelle Reinitz 2


Jayla Garibaldi 11, Harmoni Kennerly 7, Chloe Wanamaker 4