Lady Bulldogs survive scare to edge Hornets

MENDON – There’s no such thing as a guaranteed win, especially when you are playing on the road.
Visiting Centreville survived a big scare before emerging victorious at Mendon 37-33 in a Southwest 10 Conference thriller Friday.
Centreville improves to 13-0 overall and 10-0 in the league. Mendon drops to 11-2 overall and 10-2 in the conference.
Centreville led by a narrow 8-7 lead after one period and found themselves in front 19-12 at halftime. The Lady Bulldogs enjoyed a 28-22 lead after three periods.
Samara Schlabach scored 11 points for Centreville. Joanna Larsen chipped in eight and Hannah Duchene seven for the Lady Bulldogs.
Larsen also had 11 rebounds, seven blocks and four steals. Olivia Deeds also had five assists for the Lady Bulldogs.
“Mendon played a great game tonight and worked hard for 32 minutes. They gave us challenges we haven’t faced this season and we struggled to counter. I’m glad we found a way to win even though we were forced to play a different type of game than we are used to,” said Centreville coach Jill Peterson.
Mackenzie Urick scored nine points for Mendon. Taylor Heitkamp added eight points and Amaijha Bailey chipped in seven.
Bailey had three rebounds, one steal and one assist. Aubrey Crotser had three boards and one steal. Cierra Nightingale had four rebounds, one assist and two steals. Peyton Griffith had six rebounds, one assist and one steal. Hayley Kramer had five rebounds and one steal. Heitkamp added six rebounds and one assist. Urick also posted four rebounds and one assist.

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