Girls Basketball - GCC vs Apollo-Ridge
GCC Girls Celebrate Senior Night with 60-22 Rout of Apollo-Ridge
Greensburg Central Catholic used a 27-point second quarter to break away from a one-score game as they beat Apollo-Ridge 60-22 in a Class 2A Section 4 girls basketball matchup on Monday, February 7, at GCC's gymnasium in Carbon.
Aggressive defense and multiple turnovers were the order of the day for both teams in the opening quarter, as neither squad looked comfortable from the start. Both teams managed only a pair of field goals in the first quarter, but the Lady Centurions had a 5-2 advantage from the free throw line to hold a 9-6 lead as the quarter ended.
GCC got back in sync in the second quarter, as Mya Morgan poured in 13 of the Centurions' 27 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. GCC was relentless in forcing the Lady Vikings into turnovers, and the Centurions capitalized while holding the visitors to only 7 additional points. Apollo-Ridge had a pair of players pick up 4 personal fouls well before the half ended, hampering their efforts to keep pace with the Centurions. GCC led 36-13 at the intermission.
Apollo-Ridge continued to struggle in the third, with only a pair of free throws made over the entire quarter. Meanwhile, GCC added 15 more to their total, putting the game into a mercy-rule running clock as they led 51-15 with the final 8 minutes left to play.
The Centurions subbed out many of their seniors in the final quarter. Coach Skatell got his entire bench into the game to join in the Senior Night celebration, as GCC rang up a 60-22 win to remain undefeated in section play.
Mya Morgan's 19 points lad all scoring, with Bailey Kuhns adding 12 and Emma Riley 11 for the victors. The Centurions had 10 of their 12 players score during the contest. Brinley Toland and Sophia Yard each had 8 points for the Vikings.
GCC (14-4, 8-0) has a quick turnaround with a Tuesday 2/8 game at Ellis School. Apollo-Ridge (13-4, 4-3) gets a one day break before hosting Winchester Thurston on 2/9.
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