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Worthington Christian’s hot start not enough in loss

Things looked very bad for an 0-2 Centerburg Trojan girls basketball team at home Tuesday Night against Worthington Christian but a solid second half gave the Trojans their first win of the season. The Warriors opened the game with seven straight points on a three from Emily Hall and a pair of buckets from Alexandra Evans. The Trojans trailed after one 7-1 with their only score a Jessica Sutton free throw.

In the second quarter, Jenna Lake extended the Warriors lead with a bucket to make it 9-1 with 705 to go. The Trojans got their first field goal of the game at the 540 mark on Sidney Fields two and they trailed 9-3. The Trojans traded buckets before going on an 8-0 run to take a 13-12 lead with just 30 seconds left in the half but Evans hit a three right before half to give the Warriors a 15-13 halftime lead.

In the third, the Trojans got three quick points by Senior Olivia Vance to take a 16-15 lead but a three by the Warriors gave them the lead right back at 18-16 with 215 to go in the quarter. The Trojans tied it with a Savannah Gammell lay in but the Warriors got two from Lake and Katherine Weakley to take a 22-18 lead after three.

In the fourth the Warriors extended their lead with a free throw with 638 to go before Fields hit a two to make it 23-20 Worthington Christian. The Warriors extended the lead to 25-20 before four free throws from Cierra Joiner and a two by Fields gave the Trojans a 26-25 lead with 420 to go. Evans got a two to go to give the Warriors the lead back at 27-26 with 321 to go before the Trojans took over. The Trojans went on a 10-0 run including five points from Joiner to take a 36-27 lead. The Trojans went on to win 39-30.

Joiner and Fields each had 11 points for Centerburg while Alexandra Evans lead the way with 13 points for the Warriors.

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