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Central girls pull away in fourth quarter to beat Heritage


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Nov. 19, 2019 - 11:08 PM

Central girls pull away in fourth quarter to beat Heritage

The Newnan Times-Herald

The Central Lady Crusaders and the Heritage Lady Hawks had trouble getting the basketball to fall through the net Tuesday night.

In the end, Central shook off some early-seaon rust and pulled away from Heritage on the road, winning the contest 41-29.

Central’s Pistol Brinson led all scores with 18 points.

Mikko drained two 3-point shots and finished with eight points for Heritage.

Heritage took control of a low scoring first quarter and led 9-6 after the first eight minutes.

Central kept pace througout much of the second quarter.

The Lady Hawks took an 11-8 lead when Ella Thornton knocked down two free throws.

Miachela Mikko then added a basket for the Lady Hawks to push the lead to 13-8.

From there, however, Central Christian caught some offensive fire and outscored the Lady Hawks 11-4 the rest of the second quarter.

The Crusaders grabbed their first lead when Evanee Cooper hit a basket to put Central up 16-15.

Heritage took its final lead of the game moments later when it went up 17-16.

Central countered on its next trip down the floor when Abigail Clark hit a 3-point shot to close out the first half scoring at 19-17.

Central pushed the lead to 27-24 at the end of the third quarter.

The Crusaders led 23-17 midway through the third quarter on a basket by Clark before Heritage made a run twice closing the gap to one point.

The final time was when Quinn Wall hit a shot to cut the lead to 25-24.

Central led 27-24 heading into the final period.

The Lady Crusaders outscored Heritage 14-5 in the final period.