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Warriors rumble over Bulldogs

Tiffany Brown and Kara Rawls combined for 37 points to lead Central Christian (7-4) to a 50-20 win over Restoration Academy (1-6) Tuesday.

“It’s a very big win for us because it’s a Class A win,” said Central Christian coach Darrell Walker. “The girls jumped on them from the tip.”

Leading 8-4 in the first quarter, the Warriors went on a 19-0 run triggered by two Brown 3-pointers and transition baskets.

Central Christian held Restoration scoreless for almost 10 minutes during that stretch before Chakira Adneal hit two free throws at the 4:05 mark of the second quarter to end the drought.

“Our pressure defense tends to wear out teams,” said Walker. “We wore them out, and the floodgates opened then. That’s when we went in for the kill.”

The Bulldogs went almost 15 minutes without a field goal before an Asia Brown layup started a 5-0 run to cut the Warriors’ lead to 31-11 at the half.

But the Warriors put the game on ice with a dominant third quarter. A Rawls jump shot led to a 9-0 run that extended the lead to 40-13.

“We did not play well at all,” said Restoration coach Shon Moton. “We did not play our game at all. Not to take anything away from Central Christian, but I think we beat ourselves.”

Brown finished with 20 points, and Rawls had 17.

Eva Hankins led the Bulldogs with 12 points, and Kendal Smith contributed five.