Central Plains girls dominate Haven
WICHITA, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - It’s been exactly one week since Central Plains 138-game winning streak came to an end with a loss to Phillipsburg, but Friday the Oilers showed why they’re still the No. 1 team in Class 1A Division II with a dominating 56-22 win over Haven on the road.
“It felt really good, we knew coming into this game it would be tough but we battled,” said Central Plains Guard Brynna Hammeke who led the Oilers with a game-high 18 points.
Central Plains jumped out to a 10-0 lead to start the game, fueled by the Oilers defense who forced three turnovers in the first four minutes of play.
“Defensively we were really good tonight, I didn’t expect to come out and have a win like that against a Haven team who has been playing really well,” said Central Plains Head Coach Pat Stiles. “Our kids did a great job talking on defense and moving and communicating to get to the shooters and I was pleased by our performance on defense.”
The Oilers went into the half with a 31-10 lead, and the defensive momentum continued into the second half, as Central Plains held the Wildcats scoreless in the entire fourth quarter to roll to a 34-point victory.
“Our defense was strong for us and that executed to our offense and like coach says, defense wins games,” Hammeke said.
Carlee Arnold led the Wildcats in scoring with a team-high 14 points.
With the win, Central Plains moves onto 4-1 on the season and will take on Ellinwood on the road after the break on January 5.
Haven drops to 3-3 and will face Pratt at home next on January 8.
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