Central A&M girls closed in on their 4th straight Macon County Championship by bucking the Broncos on Friday, 71-47, then icing Maroa in the title game, 53-48.
Central A&M’s press kept hammering away until they wore the Cerro Gordo-Bement Broncos down. After running them to ground they fed on their carcass. They took the upper hand in the 1st, leading by six points, 20-14. The margin grew in the 2nd to 18 points with the help of a 20-8 run for a 40-22 lead.
The Raiders pulled in their horns a bit in the 3rd and the Broncos slid back into the saddle. The Raiders still went up by 24 points heading into the 4th, 56-32. Down the stretch, the best the Broncos could do was match the Raiders, 15-15, sending the Raiders to the Macon County title game.
Kaley Hennings led A&M with 17 points, scoring seven times from the floor, including a a trey and 2-of-3 at the line. Ryan Dooley was almost as ravenous, scoring six times from the floor and making 3-of-5 from the floor.
MIkah Maples was the third Raider in double figures, scoring 10 points, and two more players almost made double-digits. Taylor Jordan and Kayla Gibson scored nine points. Gibson had a trey hat trick and Jordan had one trey and was 2-of-2 at the stripe. Cerro Gordo-Bement also had three players in double figures, but not much else.
Central A&M 71, Cerro Gordo 47
A&M stats: Hennings 17 (6-2s, 1-3 pt FGs, 2/3 FTs), Dooley 15 (6 FGs, 3/5 FTs), Maples 10 (4 FGs, 2/5 FTs), T. Jordan 9 (2-2s, 1-3 pt FGs, 2/2 FTs), Gibson 9 (3-3 pt FGs), Hilton 4 (2 FGs), O. Jordan 4 (2 FGs), Damery 2 (2/2 FTs), Dailey 1 (1/2 FTs). Team FGs 27. 3-Pointers: 5 (Gibson 3, T. Jordan, Hennings). Team FTs 12-of-19.
CG-B stats: Shook 17 (3-2s, 2-3 pt FGs, 5/12 FTs), Blunt 12 (5 FGs, 2/4 FTs), Ma. Lawler 10 (4 FGs, 2/5 FTs), Krigbaum 4 (2 FGs), Connor 2 (FG), Gifford 2 (FG). Team FGs 18. 3-Pointers: 2 (Shook). Team FTs 9-of-19.