Fulton girls basketball team tops Central Square

AA038144-2by Rob Tetro

The Fulton girls varsity basketball team earned a hard fought win over county rival Central Square Dec. 28.

After a nearly even first half, solid second half helps Fulton pull away for a 57-49 win over Central Square.

After a competitive first quarter, the Lady Raiders led Central Square by only three points. Central Square displayed its toughness and evened the playing field during the second quarter. They outscored Fulton by three points, which sent the game into halftime tied at 29. Unfortunately for Central Square, the Lady Raiders proved to be tougher down the stretch. During the third quarter, Fulton outscored Central Square by five points and didn’t let up during the fourth quarter. Fulton outscored Central Square by five points to cap off the eight-point win.

Leading the way for Central Square was Claudia Stirpe, who scored 14 points. Katie Griffin finished with 12 points and Desdie Pledger chipped in 10 points. Schyler Laux, Lakin Mueller, Taylor Dewispelare and Sammi Loveless combined to score 13 points for Central Sqaure.

The Lady Raiders were led by Michaela Whiteman and her 16 points. Following Whiteman was Jessica Hudson with 14 points. Nichole Hansen added 10 points and Christina Pensabene chipped in six points.

Sydney Gilmore, Michelle Gorea and Cheyenne Brien combined to score 11 points for Fulton.

The Lady Raiders overall record improves to 4-3 overall with the win. Fulton has an upcoming game against Jamesville-DeWitt Jan. 8.

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