Lady Cougars lose to Chase County
The Centre girls led most of the way Friday, but fell behind in the final two minutes of the game, losing to Chase County, 56-53. Their record is 14-6 heading into the sub-state tournament next week at Burrton. They are expected to have a first-round bye.
Cacey Simons scored seven points in the first quarter, along with four by Bryanna Svoboda, and two by Makenzie Deines. Centre led, 13-9, at the end of the quarter.
Chase County gained a brief one-point lead in the second quarter, but Centre led by six points at halftime.
Shelby Makovec opened the third quarter with a trey, giving Centre a nine-point lead. Centre led by 11 points, 39-28, when Chase County went on a nine-point run to close the gap to four by the end of the quarter.
Ally Basore scored five points in the first few minutes of the fourth quarter to keep Centre in the lead after Chase County got within two. A free throw by Makovec and basket by Svoboda put Centre up by four, but Chase County countered with a nine-point roll to take a 52-49 lead with 1 minute and 40 seconds remaining.
Makovec made four free throws after that, but Chase County also scored four points to win by three points.
Makovec led Centre’s scoring with 20 points. Other scorers were Simons, 9; Ellie Miller, 7; Amy Makovec and Svoboda, 6 each; and Deines, 5.
The junior varsity was defeated, 19-13.
A delay game by Wakefield kept the score low for the first half of the Lady Cougars’ 39-16 victory Feb. 8 in their homecoming game. Centre led, 13-9, at halftime.
However, the girls intensified their play at both ends of the court in the second half, scoring 26 points compared to seven by Wakefield.
Leading scorers were Shelby Makovec with 12 points, and Svoboda, Amy Makovec, and Deines, six points each.
The junior varsity defeated Wakefield, 26-20.
The Lady Cougars beat Elyria Christian, 45-39, on Feb. 5 in an overtime game at Elyria. The game was close all the way, but Centre outscored Elyria 9-3 in the overtime period to win by six points.
Shelby Makovec led Centre’s scoring with 23 points. Deines and Simons scored eight points each.
The junior varsity lost, 27-17.