Lady Roughriders Take District 17 Opening Win Over Lady Eagles

Friday, January 7, 2022 at Center High School –

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The Center Lady Roughriders took a 39-29 win over the visiting Rusk Lady Eagles on Friday during a District 17 4A conference game. The Lady ‘Riders defense started out strong and only allowed Rusk a single point during the first period. Center took an 8-1 advantage into the second quarter.

Rusk scored 11 points during the second stanza and CHS held a 18-12 lead at the midway intermission.

The Lady Eagles clawed their way back into the contest and cut the Lady Roughriders lead to five points at 26-21 going into the fourth quarter.

CHS was able to outpace Rusk 13-8 points in the final frame to take the ten-point win. Mahalia Ratcliff led the Lady 'Riders scoring with 14 points.

Coach Corey Loverson’s staff, and the Lady Roughriders, will prepare to host the Jasper Lady Bulldogs next Tuesday, January 11, 2022 in their second district matchup. Junior varsity will tip off at 5 p.m. and varsity play will follow.