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Panthers take Courtwarming

Posted on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 11:04 pm

Lady Panthers win 61-31; Boys win 55-46

The Centralia Panthers girls and boys basketball teams marked their 2021 Courtwarming with a double win over their Clarence Cannon Conference rivals, the Highland Cougars.

Centraila’s teams lead all four quarters of each game.

Elly Crum scoring two against Highland.

The Ladies  were up 10-17 in the first,  30-19 in the second, 44-24 in the third and finished it 61-32. Elly Crum led on the scoreboard with a game-high 22 points.  Morgan Ross scored 12 and Jocelyn Bostick – 10.

Summer Goings led Highland with nine.

Grant Erisman flying over the Highland defenders for a layup.

Centralia’s boys had a closer game.

They led 13-11 in the first,  24-15 at halftime, 38-24 in the third before finishing in a closely contested 55-46 fourth.

Grant Erisman led the Panthers with 15 points.  Nathan Greene scored 10 and Beau Gordon  – nine.

The Lady Panthers host California Saturday afternoon, 3:30 in Centralia.

The boys team goes to Macon Tuesday night.

For the full article, see next week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.