Rebounding, defense pull Centreville past Athens in non-league battle

CENTREVILLE — A big rebounding advantage and defensive performance carried Centreville’s girls’ basketball team to a 46-38 non-conference win over Union City at home Tuesday.
Centreville, which improves to 6-1 overall with its sixth straight win, outrebounded Union City 40-27 and held the Lady Chargers to just eight points in the fourth quarter.
Brittany Morris had 11 rebounds to lead Centreville and also scored two points. Hannah Rice added two points and six rebounds. Samara Schlabach recorded 16 points to go with six rebounds. Skyler DeMeyer added six points, six assists and four steals. Carly Todd had two points and six steals. Joanna Larsen added 10 points and three blocks.
“We’re seven games into the season and tonight was the first night I felt like our defense was influenced by our slow start offensively. That’s not the direction we want to go, but we definitely won’t let it become a trend,” said Centreville coach Jill Peterson. “We had several girls show moments of greatness, we just need to clean up the rest. We’ll definitely be shooting a lot of free throws in the coming days.”
Centreville jumped out to a 12-8 lead after one period, led 25-21 at halftime and 38-26 through three quarters.

Athens 41, Mendon 22
ATHENS — Mendon’s girls’ basketball team dropped a 41-22 decision at Athens Tuesday.
Mary Leighton scored nine points for Mendon. Hayley Kramer added six, Alyssa Kramer four, Julia Sutter two and Madison Mykolaitis had one.
Sutter also hauled down seven rebounds. Hayley Kramer and Leighton had four each, MaKenzie Oatley, Nancy Steinacker, Alyssa Kramer and Mykolaitis added two each.
Leighton also had three steals for Mendon, now 2-2 overall.
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