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  • Centerburg girls make history

  • December 17, 2010 10:54 am EST

DANVILLE — It’s about as rare as a hole-in-one. Or bowling a 300. Or pitching a perfect game.

The Centerburg Trojans girls basketball team put triple-digits on the scoreboard Thursday night.

It took a 60-percent shooting effort from the entire team. They ran up the court on every possession. They passed the ball in a hurry and took the first open shot they found. In the end, five Trojans scored in double figures as they sailed to a 104-60 victory over the Danville Blue Devils.

“We had a lot of people involved,” Centerburg head coach Todd Nauman said. “Offensively, we did a good job tonight in executing.”

No Centerburg player touched the ball for longer than three seconds in the entire game. Passing was efficient, as players threw the ball away just eight times. The landmark effort showed in the stats. Nine different Centerburg players had at least one assist.

The Trojans dominated on the boards as well. The team had 40 rebounds versus Danville’s 23. Of those 40, many were offensive rebounds, which were converted to second-chance buckets.

Although records are not complete, it is believed that 104 points is a record for the Centerburg girls team. To add to the historical side, no local girls team has scored over 100 points in more than ten years.

Nauman saw the game a different way.

“We gave up 60 points,” Nauman said. “In a lot of games, we’d get beat giving up 60 points.”

bdavis@mountvernonnews.com

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