On Senior Night at the Thunderdome, the Skyline girls roughed up Central Christian 49-15 while the Skyline boys were bested 64-39 by the visiting Cougars.
On Senior Night at the Thunderdome, the Skyline girls roughed up Central Christian 49-15 while the Skyline boys were bested 64-39 by the visiting Cougars. The issue was decided pretty early on in the girls’ game. Playing solid defense and pushing the ball when they got a chance, the Lady T-Birds flew out to a 14-1 advantage after the first eight minutes. Mycha Owens and Kadi Richardson each had 6 points in Q2 as the Lady Thunderbirds had their biggest offensive frame of the night, going into halftime leading 32-7. With reserves getting more and more playing time after intermission, the beat went on for SHS as they outscored Central 13-2 in the third quarter to go up 45-9. The 4th quarter running clock let the game end mercifully quick for the Cougars, with the score 49-15 in favor of the Lady T-Birds. The Central Christian boys just had too much size for Skyline, who likes to score in the paint. That wasn’t going to happen with a 6’8” Cougar patrolling the lane. In the first quarter, Skyline found itself getting rejected with regularity in the paint, and down 18-4. The T-Birds adjusted and began to connect more from the perimeter, which was their only chance. The final three quarters were played relatively competitively: Q2 18-16; Q3 19-12; Q4 9-7. But SHS could never gain ground. In fact, Central continued to pull away gradually, even though the final three frames were played much more competitively. The game ended up 64-39 Central Christian.