The Newnan Times-Herald


Central raises banner to celebrate state title

  • By Doug Gorman
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  • Apr. 16, 2017 - 1:33 AM

Nearly three months after capturing its second straight GICAA state championship, the Central Christian girls basketball team is still celebrating its accomplishment.

Last Wednesday during a school-wide assembly, Central raised a championship banner inside the school’s gymnasium.

Central didn’t just win games this season, it dominated, finishing the year with a 24-0 record.

The Lady Crusaders averaged 63 points per game, while giving up just 13 points per game.

Twelve times this season, they gave up under 20 points per contest.

Senior CeCe Carter, who signed a letter of intent to West Georgia during the assembly, was the leading scorer for head coach Justin Stephens’ team, averaging 20 points per contest.

Sister Sarah, who will be a preferred walk-on at West Georgia, averaged eight points per game.

Junior Ivy Sheppard was the second leading scorer with 10 points per games.

Even in the playoffs, nothing changed for Central. The Lady Crusaders still dominated their postseason.

Other members of the state championship team included Madison Morge, Bonnie Steward, Kendra Jenkins, Ana Carter, Abigail Clark, Carley Sue Smith, Haylah Spence, Ari Silva, Dominique Frank and Emma Kate Graves.