Centennial gets defensive to beat Gophers
The Eagles move to 5-2 in league play after Fridays six-point road win
The Centennial girls basketball team kept its playoff hopes on track Friday night with a 31-25 win over Gresham.
Hit with the flu bug this week, the Eagles overcame a sluggish shooting night to control the game most of the way.
Everyone just gutted it out and we got through it, Centennial coach Jeff Stanek said.
The Gophers hit a 12-minute dry spell in the first half that allowed Centennial to slowly build a lead. Centennial sisters Megan and Melissa Dailey each connected on 3s to get the scoring spurt started, and the Eagles found themselves in front 15-6 when Leann Phanakhone found Megan Dailey cutting down the baseline for an easy layup.
Centennial maintained a sizeable cushion throughout the second half and remained in third place at 5-2 in the Mount Hood Conference.
Look for extended game coverage in the Tuesday, Feb. 5, print edition.
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