NYA Girls Basketball

Things continue to go well for the Central girls’ basketball team, which suffered its second loss of the season but also picked up two more wins during and after the holiday break. The Raiders are now 9-2 overall on the season, and are in sole possession of second place in the Minnesota River Conference after [...]

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The Raider boys’ and girls’ basketball teams each hosted a four-team holiday tournament Dec. 28 and 29. The boys opened the tournament with a lopsided 79-29 win over Glenville-Emmons on Dec. 28, then edged out Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 77-74 on Dec. 29. They are 8-1 on the season overall. The girls defeated Nevis 67-43 on Dec. [...]

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An up-tempo offense, strong post play and aggressive defense helped the Central girls’ basketball team off to a 6-0 start this season, but the Raiders finally met their match against state-ranked Jordan last week. A close game eventually turned into a 58-48 home loss to the Jaguars (ranked No. 9 in Class 2A) on Tuesday, [...]

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At the midpoint of December it is certainly too early to begin thinking about the postseason, but the last time a girls’ basketball team from Central started a season 6-0, that team went to the state tournament. After conference wins over Mayer Lutheran and LeSueur-Henderson last week, this year’s Raiders have kept pace with the [...]

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The first Minnesota River Conference clash of the year wasn’t close, as the Raiders routed Tri-City United 76-40 in their only action last week. Central’s girls are off to a 4-0 start for the first time since 2007, and used rebound control, fast breaks and balanced scoring to overwhelm the Titans from the opening tip-off [...]

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  The winter sports season is kicking into gear, and the Central girls’ basketball team wasted no time in accelerating out of the gate with three wins in the first week of play. Central used stifling defense, control of the boards and an up-tempo offense to post a 64-30 win over Mound-Westonka on Nov. 27, [...]

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