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Freshman Hannah Halterman wrestles for the ball against a Washington member.

One Last Win

Charlie Rosser, Staff Photographer February 20, 2022

The C-Team Girls Basketball players won their final game of the season against Washington High School on Thursday, Feb. 10th. It was a very close match, but the Spartans managed to pull ahead of the competition...

Pleading the Fifth

Pleading the Fifth

Raina Straughter, Staff Photographer January 19, 2022

On Jan. 11, Girls junior varsity basketball welcomes another win. They had a close call when Troy began to catch up but Freshman Cassandra (Cassie) Durbin feels that the team kept high hopes throughout...

Trinniti Matthews prepares for a free-throw.

Laces, Tied; Fingers, Crossed

Raina Straughter, Staff Photographer January 18, 2022

Girls varsity basketball team had a shocking game against Troy on Jan. 11. The game was a continuous seesaw as both teams took the lead. In the final quarter, which led to overtime, Central ended up on...

Starting Off With a Bang

Starting Off With a Bang

Samantha Castille, Staff Photographer December 8, 2021

Everyone was excited for girls Basketball's very first game of the season. The girls crushed Francis Howell Norths with an astounding score of 52-28. The thrilling home game occurred on  Tuesday Nov....

Coach Leake talking to the starters between first and second quarter.

New Beginnings

Madi Hermeyer, Staff Photographer November 30, 2021

Girls Basketball kicked off their season with a Varsity Jamboree on Nov. 23. They played three six-minute quarter scrimmage games against Fort Zumwalt North and Westminster, and won against both teams. Junior...

The teams seniors having a group hug after their final game together ended

The Last Loss

Madi Hermeyer, Staff Photographer March 20, 2021

On March 10th, Varsity girls basketball wrapped up their season at the sectionals game with a loss of 81-34 to the number one team in the state - Incarnate Word Academy. For seven of the team's twelve...

Senior Gracie Stugart bringing the ball up the court

Shooting into Sectionals

Madi Hermeyer and Avery Ott March 20, 2021

On March 4th, Varsity girls basketball took on their rivals the Francis Howell North Knights at Districts. The first three quarters kept the crowd wondering who would move on to sectionals, but the Spartans...

Junior Rylee Denbow going for a layup.

High Energies Needed

Riley Wania, Staff Photographer March 8, 2021

On Thursday, Feb. 25, varsity girls basketball faced a tough loss against St. Dominic. Junior Rylee Denbow believes that the lessons learned from the game are what made them stronger in the games to follow.   “We...

Senior Sophie Delaney keeps her eye on the ball.

Playoff Prowess

Hannah Bernard, Paige Fann, Video Editors March 4, 2021

On Tuesday, Mar. 2, the Girls Basketball team faced off against the Howell Vikings. The girls' defense was dominant, only allowing one point in the first half. With a final score of 53-29, the game was...

The varsity girls basketball team stands together with their fists raised in the air.

Victory Over the Vikings

Tea Perez, Web Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2021

Tuesday Mar. 2 the varsity girls basketball team dominated in their match against Francis Howell High. They came out fighting, up 20-1 in the first half. Junior Rylee Denbow knew the team needed to be...

Sophie Delaney hugs Coach Leak tightly.

Varsity Girls Basketball Senior Night

Aniya Sparrow , Staff Photographer February 24, 2021

After their game on Friday Feb. 12, the varsity girls basketball team celebrated their annual senior night The girls walked down the court next to their families with bright eyes and smiles as they accepted...

Monica Anderson and Rylee Denbow work to defend an oncoming player.

Learning From a Loss

Amelia Vohsen, Photo Editor February 5, 2021

The Spartans hosted the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Basketball Classic, with the Varsity girls basketball team playing on Saturday, Jan. 30. The Spartans competed against Rock Bridge high school, whose...

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