Tag: Ally Driscoll

Spring Signing Day

Words and Photos: Sandy Eichhorn

On Monday, May 9, some of Centennial’s future collegiate athletes signed their Letters of Intent.

Joey Sopchick signed to play baseball at Elizabethtown College, Jake Vanko will play baseball at Stevenson University, Jason Simpson signed to play lacrosse at Shenandoah University, Ally Driscoll will play basketball at Oberlin College, and Tom Brown will play basketball at Le Moyne.

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Girls’ Basketball Falls to Long Reach in Playoffs

Words: Michael Merkey

On Tuesday, March 1, the Varsity Girls’ Basketball team lost to Long Reach High School in the second round of the 3A playoffs, 53-48.

The Eagles fought hard and the game was close until the last few seconds. The team played very well and had a great season overall.

Senior Kewa Gray led the Eagles with a game high 22 points followed by sophomore Kelly Simmons (17 points), senior Ally Driscoll (7 points), and junior Jasmine McCree (2 points).

The Eagles finished the 2015-2016 season with an overall record of 15-9.

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Girls’ Basketball Defeats Reservoir in Playoffs

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Hunter Hall

On Friday, February 26, the Centennial Girls’ Basketball team defeated the Reservoir Gators in the first round of the 3A playoffs, 49-35.

Sophomore Kelly Simmons had an outstanding game, registering a game high 19 points. Senior duo Ally Driscoll and Kewa Gray each had 11 points, junior Jasmine McCree had 6, and freshman Ashley Molz had 2.

The team will take on Long Reach on March 1.

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Girls’ Basketball Big Win on Senior Night

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Hunter Hall

On Friday February 19, the Centennial Girls’ Basketball team took on the Atholton Raiders in the annual senior night basketball game. Honored that night were seniors Ally Driscoll, Jesse Dunagan, Izzie Chausse , Peyton Conley, and Kewa Gray.

The Eagles pulled out an upset, winning 52-43, spoiling the Raiders’ chances of sharing the county title.

The Eagles were led by Driscoll and Gray with 13 points a piece. Sophomore Kelly Simmons followed with 12 points, junior Jasmine McCree and freshman Ashley Molz each scored 7 points and Chausse scored 2 points.

The team will start their playoff run on Friday, February 22.

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Lady Eagles Defeat Reservoir in Basketball

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Hunter Hall

On Friday, December 18, the Centennial Girls’ Basketball team took on Reservoir at home, looking to bounce back from a four-point loss on the road against Glenelg.

The Eagles took care of business on Friday, earning a 39-25 win.

Sophomore Kelly Simmons continued her dominating 2015 season by putting up 16 points. Senior Ally Driscoll scored 2 points in her first game back after an ankle injury. Junior Jasmine McCree put up nine points, and senior Kewa Gray had 6 points, senior Jesse Dunagan had four points, and senior Izzie Chausse had two points.

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Lady Eagles Defeat the Hammond Golden Bears in Girls’ Basketball

Words: Michael Moore

On Wednesday, December 9, the Centennial Girl’s Basketball team took on Hammond in what ended up being a 50-35 win for the girls.

In the first half, sophomores Kelly Simmons and Hailey Hamshey got things started on the offensive end, along with seniors Ally Driscoll and Kewa Grey also making key plays on the offensive end.

Hammond fought hard in the first half, only trailing by four after the first quarter and then by six at the half.

However, in the second half, however, the Eagle’s offense increased their intensity. Simmons, who finished with 22 points was all over the boards, finding ways to score and getting loose balls. Driscoll had a great defensive game and dove on the ground to get steals.

Along with Simmons’ 22, Gray finished with10, Driscoll with 6, junior Jasmine McMcree had 6, Hamshey finished with 4, and senior Jesse Dunagan had 2.

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Lady Eagles Advance in Basketball Play-offs

Words: Mike Moore

On Friday, Feb. 27, the Centennial girls’ basketball team took the court against the Long Reach Lightning for an opening round playoff game. The Eagles won 57-40.

The Eagles got out to a hot start as junior Ally Driscoll set the tone early, knocking down key jump shots to establish an early lead. Senior Anna Mitchell scored in double figures, but also had a great game all around, playing great defense and creating many transition opportunities for the Eagles.

In the second half, freshman Kelly Simmons led the way, hitting everything from jump shots to lay ups and free throws to score the majority of her 15 points in the last two quarters. Centennial also got good all around play from seniors Jordan Burke and Kimmy Eads, who both had two points. Driscoll finished with 19, Mitchell had 11, and juniors Jesse Dunagan, Kewa Gray, and Peyton Conley all finished with 2,2, and 3 points respectively.

The Eagles will travel to Poly for their next step in the playoffs.

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Lady Eagles Take Down Undefeated Rivals in Basketball

Photos: Shalini Malhotra

Words: Giana Han

The girls’ varsity basketball team pulled off a stunning victory in a high scoring, highly competitive game against the Hebron Vikings.

From the start, the two teams were neck and neck.  Centennial scored the first points, but Hebron quickly answered.  By the end of the first quarter, the Eagles were only up 13-11.

The Eagles came out strong in the second quarter with purpose and aggression.  Senior Kimmy Eads and freshman Kelly Simmons worked hard in the paint and helped the team to score 16 more points, and sophomore Ally Driscoll sunk a morale raising three point shot.

On the defensive end of the court, senior Anna Mitchell dominated the boards with defensive rebounds, and Driscoll caused turmoil in the Vikings’ offense with multiple steals and deflections.  The strong defensive front put up by the Eagles held the Vikings to six points for the quarter.  At the end of the first half, Centennial had extended its lead by 9 points, 29-20.

After halftime, the two teams stepped up their defensive games.  The ball changed possession quickly with steals and blocks by both teams.  Hebron outscored Centennial 14-9, but the Eagle’s lead was enough to keep them ahead going into the final quarter  with a score of 38-34.

With the end of the game approaching in the final quarter, Hebron upped the intensity level.  By pressuring the Eagles and causing many turnovers, the Vikings were able to go on a scoring run and bring the game within two.

“I knew we were getting frazzled by their intensity,” said Eads, “but we just had to push it and finish the game our way.”

Mitchell took the game back into control by converting several steals and defensive rebounds into points, and Eads and Driscoll hit several crucial foul shots.

The final seconds were stop and go as Hebron used up their fouls, and several calls went their way to keep the possession under the Eagle’s basket.  However, Driscoll intercepted the pass that would have been the Viking’s last chance to tie the game, and when the final buzzer rang out, it was the Centennial team that poured onto the court.

They had beaten their rivals -their previously undefeated rivals- 52-49.

One of the factors that helped the Eagles to emerge victorious was the extensive preparation that went into getting ready for the game.

“We had a lot of our alumni [basketball players] come back and help out at the practices,” said Eads. “Every minute of every hour was intense.”

The preparation was evident in the way every player showed up for the game.  Junior Kewa Gray put up five points, senior Jordan Burk had two, and sophomore Sandy Eicchorn snatched two rebounds and two steals.  Driscoll contributed seven points in addition to four steals, and Simmons had two steals, a block, and eleven points.

However, seniors Mitchell and Eads acted as power houses in their final regular season home game against Hebron.  Mitchell dominated the rebounding stats with 11 rebounds and put eight points on the board as well.  Eads led the team in scoring with 15 points.

The Eagles will next head to Marriotts Ridge on Friday.  According to Eads, they plan to “take every game as it comes, with the same heart, same desire, and same intensity.”

Girls’ Basketball Kicks Off Season With a Win

Words: Meghan Moore

On December 5th, the Centennial girls’ varsity basketball team started their season at home battling against the Glenelg Gladiators.

The Eagles started their season at CHS with determination and gave Glenelg very little of a chance for victory.

A few players to note are starting senior forwards Anna Mitchell, Kimmy Eads, senior guard Jordan Burk, junior guard Ally Driscoll, and starting freshman forward Kelly Simmons.

Forward powerhouse Mitchell had 11 points, Burk had five points, and Kimmy Eads scored six points, and there were a few impressive three point shots.   Driscoll scored six points, and starting freshman Simmons made a name for herself, scoring 12 points in her debut game.

Centennial ended the night in celebration with a score of 41-33. They’ll head off to their next game against Long Reach 1-0. Be sure to follow the team at chswingspan.wordpress.com.