FREDERICKTOWN — Fredericktown went into Saturday’s game against Centerburg on a roll, scoring at least 50 points for four straight games, while the Trojans were just 1-6 in its last seven games. Centerburg, however, played “one of the best games of the season,” according to head coach Todd Nauman, to finish off Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference and regular-season play, winning 60-42.
“We played great defense today,” Nauman said. “That made our offense that much better. We did the things we needed to do.”
That defense was on display right away, as the Trojans (10-12, 8-6) held the Freddies (10-12, 7-7) to two points early in the first quarter to take an 11-2 lead. Centerburg’s Olivia Vance was a big part of that defense, as she held Amber Riley, the Freddies’ top scorer, without a point in the half. Centerburg finally led 15-8 after one. Fredericktown did a little better in the second quarter, matching the Trojans with 11 points to trail 26-19 at the half.