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Warriors overcome struggles in win

The Central Christian girls’ basketball team (2-0) overcame a sluggish start against Coosa Valley to claim a 52-35 win on Thursday.

“They played very hard. The second half we worked very hard on our pressure defense,” said Central Christian coach Darrell Walker. “Our pressure defense created a lot of offense off the turnovers.”

The Warriors — fresh off a win over Class AAA Hooper — trailed the Rebels 19-18 at the half, but opened the third quarter with an 11-0 run capped by a Mykeria Mitchell jumper. They claimed a 29-19 lead and never looked back.

Even when the Rebels cut the lead to single digits, Central Christian responded with a run.

A Lauren Archer layup cut the lead to 34-27 early in the fourth quarter, and the Warriors responded with a 8-0 run sparked by an Erikka Caldwell steal and layup to claim a 42-27 advantage.

Tiffany Brown led Central Christian with 20 points, seven rebounds, eight steals, three assists and four blocks.

Kara Rawls chipped in 14, and Caldwell finished with 10.

The Warriors hit the hardwood again with a home game against Autauga Academy on Tuesday.