(Fredericktown) The Central Rebels defeated Potosi, 70-54, to capture the Fredericktown Girls Tournament Championship.
A back-and-forth opening quarter had Potosi on a 10-0 run to take a seven point lead, but Central followed it up by scoring 15 straight points of their own.
Central led 22-16 at the end of one.
Potosi scored the last points of the second quarter, but Central went into the break with a 31-28 lead.
Potosi continued to fight back and eventually tied the game at 35, however, the Rebels outscored the Trojans 25-12 in the third quarter and led by 16 heading into the final frame.
Central kept a double-digit lead throughout the fourth quarter to win the game 70-54.
Rebels coach Josh Mapes tells us what the difference was after halftime.
Mapes says it’s important to be tested this early in the season.
Kinley Norris was the Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game with 20 points. Taylor O’Connor added 15, Khloe Dischbein scored 13 points and Allysa O’Connor scored 11 points.
Potosi’s Lauryn Reed led her team with 16 points, Kya Gibson scored 11 points and Kaydence Gibson and Emily Hochstatter gave 10 points each.
Central improves to 4-0. Potosi is now 2-1.
Earlier in the day, Perryville beat Fredericktown in the 3rd place game, 38-33. Kyla Schnurbusch scored 25 points for the Pirates. In the 5th place game, Twin Rivers defeated Arcadia Valley, 45-43.
Interview with Josh Mapes:
Full Game Audio: