Central Christian wipes out Sumter 69-27

Published 11:49 pm Thursday, January 15, 2009

Tiffany Brown scored 24 points to lead Central Christian to a 69-27 rout of Sumter Academy in the Warriors’ final home game on Thursday.

“I’m very proud of the way the girls came out,” said Central Christian coach Darrel Walker. “With this being Tiffany Brown’s last game, she went out on top.”

The Warriors used a two first-half 10-0 runs to gain a comfortable cushion, then cruised the rest of the way.

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Central Christian took control early. Trailing 4-2, a Brown layup triggered a 10-0 run to give the Warriors a 12-4 lead. A Chelsea Perry steal and layup sparked Central Christian’s next 10-0 run, and extended the lead to 22-6.

The Warriors kept the pressure on the Eagles in the second half, using a series of runs to push increase their advantage over the Eagles.

Leading 33-12, a Sandretta Thomas layup ignited a 14-0 Warrior run to break the game wide open at 47-12.

Brown made sure to close out here home career in style, hitting two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to extend the lead to 62-24.

Though she and fellow seniors Erikka Caldwell and Ikesha Rabb were honored following the game in a senior night ceremony, the underclassmen got their chance to shine as well.

Kara Rawls, an eighth grader, scored 10 of her 19 points in the final frame.

“I feel like my team is a little bit more powerful than them, but I’m not taking anything away from them,” said Walker.

Kara Rawls added 19 points for the Warriors. Chelsea Perry contributed 12 points, and Thomas finished with 11.

Shelby Campbell led the Eagles with five points.