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Centerburg’s Torrie Purdy (12) looks to pass the ball as Lucas’ Anna Westfield (23) and Crystal Roseberry (15) defend during Thursday’s nonconference game. Looking on is Centerburg’s Danielle Nininger. The Trojans won, 80-16.
Centerburg’s Torrie Purdy (12) looks to pass the ball as Lucas’ Anna Westfield (23) and Crystal Roseberry (15) defend during Thursday’s nonconference game. Looking on is Centerburg’s Danielle Nininger. The Trojans won, 80-16. (Photo by Geoff Cowles) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
January 24, 2014 11:34 am EST

 

CENTERBURG — Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to leave the comfort of your warm home.

That might be said for the winless Lucas Cubs (0-14) who traveled to Centerburg on Thursday evening, only to be buried in a blizzard of points. When the Centerburg Trojans (12-3, 9-0 MOAC) were done, they had dismantled the Cubs, 80-16, in their nonconference girls basketball game.

It was the Trojans’ sixth straight win. The last four wins have been by an average margin of 54 points.

Defensively, the Trojans held the Cubs to zero field goals in the first quarter and in the entire last half of the game.

On the offensive side, Faithe Carr, who led the Trojans with 23 points, hit four baskets including a 3-pointer to help the Trojans break out on top, 19-2. Carr, who leads the area in steals with 59, also had five steals for the game. Carr has really come into her own in the last couple of weeks.

“Faithe made a difference in the first quarter,” said Centerburg coach Todd Nauman. “It seems that she has really turned the corner. She’s been playing well all year long, but she led us in scoring tonight.”

Carr has been leading the Trojans with 44 assists, but now she is becoming a primary scoring threat.

“I started really scoring and my confidence level went up to the roof,” said Carr. “I finally started seeing my shots go in after struggling most of the season.”

 

 

 

 

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