CENTERBURG — The Centerburg Trojans began defense of their Shelley Whited Holiday Classic championship looking just as dominant as last year’s team.
The Trojans committed just two turnovers in the first half and shot better than 48 percent (33-of-68) in the game as they soundly defeated the Mount Gilead Indians, 76-45, in Thursday’s semifinal.
“Not a bad way to go,” said Centerburg head coach Todd Nauman. “We had a little conditioning factor, but the kids came in ready to go. That’s what’s important at this point.”
Centerburg (7-2) wins its games with defense, and that effort showed on Thursday. The team recorded eight steals in the first half alone, converting all but two of them into points. Junior Faithe Carr had four of those eight steals, going on to collect a team-high six in the game. She also had the lone block for Centerburg, hustling after a turnover to block a layup attempt.
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