NORTON — The Central Lady Warriors defeated the Ridgeview Lady Wolfpack, Friday night, in front of a capacity crowd for Senior Night.
Central (16-4, 9-1) remained on top in the Mountain 7 District race. With the loss, Ridgeview (15-5, 7-3) falls two games behind Central with two games to play in the district race.
“They came out charged by it being their Senior Night and played played with emotion,” said Ridgeview coach Donnie Frazier. “They shot the ball really well from behind the 3-point line all night and especially early to grab the lead. It was not like they were just bouncing or rolling in, they were pure all night.”
Central’s first three scores were 3-pointers, to take a 9-0 lead to open the game. They would go on to score 12 points in the first period, all on 3-pointers.
The second half of the first period saw the shots begin to fall for the Lady Wolfpack and they were able to close a 12-1 deficit to 12-9 by the end of the period.
The second period saw Central’s offense open up. They started to take the ball inside more in addition to continuing the torrid outside shooting earning a 34-21 lead at halftime.
““Central always have good teams and we knew it was going to be a tough game. They play good defense and when they’re able to shoot like that, you’re not going to beat them,” added Frazier. “We did not shoot the ball well and we did not get to the foul line enough.”The Lady Warriors shot 50% from the field for the game. They also held a 35-28 rebounding edge.
The third period saw the Lady Wolfpack trim the Lady Warrior lead to 46-38.
Both teams continued to play hard in the fourth period but the Lady Wolfpack could not close the Warrior’s lead.
Nikole Counts and Brooklyn Frazier each scored 10 points to lead the Lady Wolfpack. Bailey Frazier, Amber Taylor and Cassidy Thomas each scored seven points. Shae Sutherland and Hailey Sutherland each scored four points while Hannah Dotson added two points.