The Centertown Lady Warriors continued to win Thursday night in the 7-8 grade league, beating Irving College 43-19 with Nikki Reynolds coaching in place of an under-theweather Kelly Eckenrod.
The win improves Centertown to 6-1, while keeping Irving College winless.
Centertown post Kealey Simpson was the gamehigh scorer with 17. For Irving College, Lilly Cathcart scored 10.
Centertown point guard Allie Melton went on a roll right off the bat scoring a jump shot and a layup after a smooth steal. She dominated the first quarter with her maneuvering and driving to the goal. Lady Warrior Shelby Miller also put up a few points for Centertown shooting against the Irving College defense.
Cathcart put up a couple points for Irving College in the first quarter, but the Lady Tigers couldn’t get their accuracy just right. However, Cathcart started to turn things around in the second quarter
in terms of shooting as she nailed two 3-pointers to help the Lady Tigers score.
But the Lady Warriors didn’t let that bother them as top scorer Simpson consistently scored under the goal. With her height and accuracy to make a basket, she was a difficult obstacle for the Lady Tigers.
By halftime, Centertown had a strong lead over Irving College 31-9.
Simpson would continue to dominate under the basket for Centertown in the third quarter, but Irving College also stepped it up with Madison Petravic putting up 2 points and Jayla Hudson making all her free throws.
Though a comeback looked unlikely, the Lady Tigers put up a strong fight and actually outscored the Lady Warriors in the last quarter as Stella Dunn was the only scorer for Centertown. Petravic helped Irving College with some more foul shots, and Jazzy Lowry put up a couple against the Centertown defense.
In the end, the Lady Tigers couldn’t rack up enough points to catch the Lady Warriors, and Centertown won 43-19.
CENTERTOWN -- Kealey Simpson 17, Allie Melton 12, Shelby
Miller 6, Kendra Fann 3, Alyssa Boyd 2, Stella Dunn 2, Presley Bonner 1 IRVING COLLEGE -- Lilly Cathcart 10, Madison Petravic 4, Jayla Hudson 2, Jazzy Lowry 2, Baelee Crouch 1