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Memorial recovers to beat Blue Blazers

Posted on Dec. 13, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

ELKHART — The Central girls basketball team jumped on rival Memorial early, grabbing a surprising 16-6 lead after one quarter.

Unfortunately for the Blue Blazers, that was the highlight of the night, as the Crimson Chargers stormed back to beat their crosstown rivals 46-26 in non-conference play on Wednesday.

Despite the slow start, Memorial grabbed a 26-19 lead at halftime and held Central to just five points in the middle two quarters.

Khadijah Moore had a big night for the Chargers, scoring 23 points — 12 in the second quarter — and grabbing 11 rebounds while Victoria Kyle chipped in nine points and six steals.

Khyana Sanders topped the Blue Blazers with eight points.

Memorial improved to 6-2 on the year, while Central fell to 2-10.

Memorial 46, Central 26

Central — Ally Delks 0, Madison Vaught 0, Daitriona Bonds 6, Regina Ritchie 0, Khyana Sanders 8, Tiara Bonds 1, Tia Garnett 11, Jenai White 0. Totals: 10 3-9 26.

Memorial — Paige Newvine 1, Kacey Jackson 0, Victoria Kyle 9, Alexis Miller 0, Monica Jones 5, Alyssa Wagner 8, Jenai Peeples 0, Gabby Warner 0, Mecheyla Thompson 0, Khadijah Moore 23. Totals: 17 10-15 46.

Scoring By Quarters

Central 16 3 2 5 — 26

Memorial 6 20 13 7 — 46

3-point goals: Central (3) — Garnett 2, Bonds; Memorial (2) — Moore, Jones.

Rebounds: Central 29; Memorial (30) — Moore 11.

Assists: Central 5; Memorial (10) — Wagner 4.

Steals: Central 6 ; Memorial (16) — Kyle 6.

Turnovers: Central 27, Memorial 20.

Total fouls: Central 17, Memorial 17.

Records: Memorial 6-2, Central 2-10.

Next: Concord at Memorial, Saturday; Central at DeKalb, Tuesday.

JV: Memorial 35, Central 1. Top scorers: Memorial — Adreana Jones 15, Hahhan Dillman 14; Central — Latona House 5.



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