Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Centennial and St. Michael-Albertville (STMA) squared off in a state Class 4A quarterfinal game.

Both teams traded baskets early. STMA looked to push the ball down the floor and looked to score baskets in transition.

Centennial’s Jaycie Gerding and Claire Orth both came up with mid-range jump shots and layups.

There were many ties and lead changes throughout the first half. Neither team went on a huge run.

STMA did a good job of sharing the ball. STMA’s Bobbi Brendefur, Sydney Tracy, Rae Johnson, Kitri Zezza and Jordyn Walker all looked to get to the basket and make mid-range jump shots and layups.

Both teams defenses made it difficult for the other team to take uncontested shots.

At halftime the score was STMA 27, Centennial 22.

As the second half got underway STMA came out swinging. They pushed the ball down the floor and was able to make layups. On the defensive end STMA really slowed them down on offense.

Centennial came up with some huge layups midway through the second half. Centennial’s Gerding, Grow and Orth continued to come up with mid-range jump shots and layups.

STMA strung some baskets together late in the game.

Centennial wasn’t able to slow down the STMA offense. Centennial came away with the 66-53 victory over Centennial.

The leading scorers for STMA were Tracy with 18 points, Zezza with 10 points, and Brenderfur with 9 points.  

The leading scorers for Centennial were Gerding with 15 points and Grow with 12 points.    

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