It was over before it started Friday night in Manchester.
Senior Bella Vinson piled up 35 points – 31 in the first half – and the Central High School Lady Raiders cruised to a 93-13 District 8-AAA win over visiting Franklin County Friday night in Manchester. The game was broadcast live on Thunder Radio.
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“We talked about coming out and starting fast after (a slow start in Columbia) Tuesday,” said CHS head coach Joe Pat Cope.
Vinson was red hot – rarely missing from the paint, the free throw line or the 3-point line – where she sank four 3-pointers.
“I have been in a little bit of a 3-point slump,” explained Vinson during her postgame interview with Thunder Radio. “That felt good tonight. We played as a team tonight.”
Sophomore post Chloe Gannon quietly put together a 15 point night and Elli Chumley dominated on the boards and chipped in 10 points for CHS. Sophomore point guard Jalie Ruehling dropped a pair of 3-pointers in the third quarter and finished with 8 points and Alivia Reel 6.
CHS led 56-8 at halftime and 77-11 after three quarters. All substitutes played in the fourth quarter and outscored Franklin County 16-2. Holli Hanock and Miranda Medley each buried 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to go along with 2 points from Princess Penaloza and 4 from Sam Kirby. Remi Benjamin added 4 points for CHS. Emma Fulks pitched in 2 points.
The Lady Raiders improve to 8-1 with the win and 2-0 in District 8-AAA play. They were scheduled to play at Warren County Monday, Dec. 14, but that game has been cancelled by Warren County.
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