CHS loses at Everman
The gym at Everman has been a Voodoo Palace at times for Centennial’s girls basketball program.
The Lady Spartans seem to struggle when playing at Everman and Tuesday night was no different.
Centennial led a 28-26 third-quarter lead get away Tuesday as the Lady Bulldogs used a 14-9 run in the final stanza to come away with a 40-37 District 9-5A victory.
The Lady Spartans had a chance to tie late but Abbi Williams’ three-pointer was off the mark.
“It was good shot,” Centennial coach Valerie Wootan said. “It just didn’t go in. “It just wasn’t our night offensively. Kudos to Everman, their kids play solid on both ends.”
The loss dropped Centennial to 1-1 in disrict play and 10-6 overall. The Lady Spartans host Crowley Friday night and play at Cleburne Tuesday to finish out district play this year. Centennial final non-district games will come at the College Station Tournament starting Dec. 28.
Everman (15-2, 1-1) held a 17-12 lead at halftime behind four points each from Loryn Wooden and Trintee Alexander. The Lady Bulldogs also got second-quarter three-pointers from Jailah Bogan, Leia Twine and Shaune Mebane.
The Lady Spartans found a spark in the third quarter as they reeled of 16 points to take a two-point advantage going into the fourth quarter. Kertisa Amos scored five of her game-high 13 points in the third quarter. Zassmine Birdwell and Ady Mize each tallied four points in the quarter while Jolie Johnson scored three points.
In the fourth quarter, Donetria McGee scored six points while Alexander and Mebane each scored four points. McGeee led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 11 points. Alexander and Wooden finished with eight points and Mebane added seven points.
Amos scored five points in the fourth quarter for the Lady Spartans. Birdwell and Ne’Kyhria Rogers each scored two points for Centennial in the last quarter.
“I thought the girls fought hard,” Wootan said. “We just have to have a short-term memory and get ready for Crowley on Friday.”
Everman 40, Centennial 37
Centennial 8 4 16 9 - 37
Everman 8 9 9 14 - 40
Centennial (10-6, 1-1): Kertisa Amos 13, Zassmine Birdwell 6, Ady Mize 6, Ne’Khyria Rogers 4, Kayleigh Benson 3, Jolie Johnson 3.
Everman (15-2, 1-1): Donetria McGee 11, Trintee Alexander 8, Loryn Wooden 8, Shaune Mebane 7, Jailah Bogan 3, Leia Twine 3.