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Centralia Lady Panthers take third place in state basketball championships

Posted on Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 1:27 am

The programs first appearance in the final four climaxes in a 36-34 win over St. Pius X Festus

Score by quarters:

First quarter – St. Pius 11, Centralia 7

Second quarter – St. Pius 21, Centralia 10

Third quarter – Pius 29, Centralia 20

Fourth quarter – Centralia 36, St. Pius 34

Braylin Burnkhorst led Centralia with12 points, followed by Raegan Anderson with eight,  and Ryenn Gordon and Morgan ross with seven each. Shelby Lewis scored two.

Brooke Blankenship led St. Pius with a game-high 16 points, followed by PJ Krondinger with 10.

For more, see next week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard

Listen below to Braylin Brunkhorst, Coach Megan Brinkmann, Ryenn Gordon and Kaelyn Walters discuss Centralia’s State Tournament win. Fireside Guard Live! video courtesy RE/MAX On The Move – Kendra West


Listen below to St Pius X Head Coach Aaron Portell discuss the loss to Centralia. Fireside Guard Live! audio courtesy Re/MAX On The Move – Kendra West

Ryenn Gordon goes up for three


Morgan Ross shoots from the outside

Braylin Brunkhorst shoots through the crowd.


Raegan Anderson scores three

cheering players

Shelby Lewis rebounding.

A second half huddle

Looking at the happy crowd during the awards ceremony

Waiting for the trophy


The Happy team and fans