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Lady Panthers take home district plaque!

Posted on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 6:00 am

Beat Montgomery County 47-39,  for team’s first district championship since 1992

Listen below to Lady Panthers Head Coach Megan Brinkmann discuss the Lady Panthers district championship game. Fireside Guard Live! audio sponsored by Oliver Funeral Home.


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Courtesy Richard Dickerson, Fireside Guard basketball correspondent

The Centralia Lady Panthers and Montgomery County Lady Wildcats met at North Callaway High School Friday night playing for the Class 3, District 7 Championship in front of a capacity crowd. Centralia won the tip and went straight to work with Braylin Brunkhorst hitting a jump stop for 2 in the lane. After an empty trip on the Wildcat end Ryenn Gordon would find Shelby Lewis with a bounce pass to score from the block. 90 seconds in and Centralia was out front 4-0. Gordon would be on the receiving end of the next pass scoring her first field goal before Raegan Anderson would put the Lady Panthers up 8-0. Montgomery was forced into a timeout to the cheers of the Centralia fans. MC was finally able to get on the board with 2:06 on the first period clock but Lewis would answer that score with another Centralia 2. Braylin Brunkhorst then picked off a pass near half court, pushing it up court to Gordon putting up a shot that missed but ended up in Morgan Ross’ hand to score as the buzzer sounded, 14-3 Centralia and a quarter of the way to a title… For more, see next week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.