Words: Shawn Kruhm
Photos: Rasa Welsh
Playing their final, guaranteed home game, Centennial’s seniors took the floor for a night to remember.
On Friday, February 22, the Centennial Girls’ Varsity basketball team defeated Hammond by a final score of 56-53.
Centennial’s starting lineup consisted of their three seniors, Ashley Molz, Jordan Dossett, and Madison Fowler, accompanied by junior Rasa Welsh and sophomore Tori Pearson.
The game was off to a quick start as both teams found themselves successful on offense. Neither team was able to hold onto a large lead due to various scoring runs from each side.
Despite Centennial’s aggressive offense, Hammond found themselves leading by a score of 29-25 at halftime.
Hammond continued to put on the pressure in the second half. Centennial struggled on both sides of the ball due to great defense and tremendous playmaking abilities from Hammond’s Imani Reid.
Reid scored her 1000th career point in the second half as she continued to dominate.
Although Reid was successful throughout the entire game, her efforts were not enough. In the final quarter of play Centennial went on a 16-9 run to give them the lead as they defeated Hammond by three points.
Welsh finished the game with 16 points, followed by Pearson with 12, and Brook Anderson with 9.
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