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Centralia Panther basketball hosts Macon Tigers

Posted on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 4:39 am

Lady Panthers win 45-31, Boys lose 63-43

It was a better night for the Lady Panthers than it was for the boys’ team.

The Lady Panthers avenged their Macon Tournament loss to the Tigerettes by leading all four quarters.

Listen to Centralia Head Coach Becca Schemmer discuss the game  here.

Centralia Lady Panthers Head Coach Becca Schemmer

They started on top and stayed there: 8-5 in the first, 22-16 going into halftime; 32-25 in the third and finishing 45-31.

Harper Sontheimer gets airborne.

Jozelynn Bostick led Centralia with 14 points, followed by Harper Sontheimer with 11 and Annie Robinson with eight.

Jozelynn Bostick, kneeling, and Claire Bennett take the ball from Macon

Lexi Miller led Macon and the game with 15.

On the boys’s side of the score book, Centralia led the first quarter 14-13 and was competitive in the second though they went in to halftime behind Macon, 26 to Macon’s 29.

From there Macon pulled away, leading the third 46-35 and finishing up 20, 63 to Centralia’s 43.



Listen to Head Coach Scott Humphrey discuss the game here.

Beau Gordon led the team with 16 points, followed by Grant Erisman with 13 and Noah Brooks with six.

Beau Gordon goes for two

Boston Douglas led Macon and the game with 17.

Next up for Centralia is Highland, at Highland Thursday and Monroe City at home on Friday.

Noah Brooks dunks for two.

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