Balanced attack carries Lady Bulldogs to fifth consecutive win

CASSOPOLIS — The Centreville varsity girls’ basketball team won its fifth straight game Friday with a 59-45 victory at Cassopolis in BCS Blue Division action.
Jill Peterson’s Lady Bulldogs are now 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the BCS Blue Division.
Carly Todd scored 12 points, including 3-of-4 at the foul stripe, for Centreville which led 19-15 after one period, 26-23 at halftime and 43-32 at the end of the third quarter.
Sophomore Samara Schlabach netted 11 points for Centreville. Kayla Gest added nine points, all came on three-point field goals, while Joanna Larsen and Carlee Odom chipped in eight points apiece.
Centreville made a total of 24 field-goal attempts, including seven 3-pointers, and went 4-of-8 at the free-throw line.
“You can see in our rebounding and scoring that the ball was shared well tonight. We fought through some moments of struggle but played it out in the second half,” Peterson said.
“We put in some new stuff on the fly and I thought we handled it well. As long as the Morris girls are still in the program, this will always be an emotional and meaningful game as they lost their father a year ago today. I think the team and Brittany honored him tonight in their play.”
Cassopolis was led in scoring by Santaja Gibson with a game-high 19 points, including 5-of-10 at the free-throw line.
Larsen, Gest, Brittany Morris and Schlabach all had five rebounds each. Andrea Bell, Morris, Skyler DeMeyer and Schlabach all had three steals each.
DeMeyer also had five assists.
The Lady Bulldogs finished the night shooting 7-of-19 from behind the three-point arc.

Kalamazoo Hackett 49, Constantine 33
CONSTANTINE — Turnovers were disastrous for Constantine’s girls’ basketball team in a 49-33 loss at home to Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep Friday.
Hannah Ley led Constantine with 13 points. Paulina Diaz added seven and Macey Tulley five.
“We played a great first half, but a horrible second half. Hackett did a nice job capitalizing on those turnovers,” said Constantine coach Rachel Schlosser.

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