The Centertown Lady Warriors improved to 4-1 on the season Monday night at home with a well-rounded 41-26 win over Dibrell.
Trinity Reynolds led Centertown with 15 points, followed by Kealey Simpson with 13.
Maddox Adams was the top scorer for Dibrell with 12, while Anslee Crick was steady with 9.
The win keeps Centertown (4-1) near the top of the standings just a game behind unbeaten Morrison (5-0). The loss drops Dibrell to 1-3.
“You never know what’s going to happen when we play Morrison,” said Centertown coach Kelly Eckenrod anticipating a big showdown game with the Lady Eagles.
Reynolds was hot with 6 points in the early going to lift Centertown to a 15-10 halftime lead. The Lady Warriors gained some separation in the second half when their backcourt pressure created turnovers.
Simpson is an unstoppable force in the paint. She is great at establishing inside position, catching the ball high in the air, and then never putting it on the floor. She turns and shoots in one fluid motion and really got on a roll with 6 points in the third quarter.
For Dibrell, Adams showed she can create problems when she drives to the basket. Centertown was forced to foul her and she made 8 points from the free throw line.
Adams converted a three-point play in the fourth quarter when she made a tough shot in traffic and was fouled. Her free throw cut Centertown’s lead to 36-26.
But the Lady Warriors would rattle off the final 5 points to close out a convincing win in a game where they seemed in control the entire second half.
CENTERTOWN – Trinity Reynolds 15, Kealey Simpson 13, Allie Melton 4, Alyssa Boyd 4, Shelby Miller 3, Kendra Fann 2
DIBRELL – Maddox Adams 12, Anslee Crick 9, Jenna Mullins 3, Ana Dimas 2