Friday, November 27, 2009

Central girls want another shot at state

It was a single moment that seemed to last a week, stuck in the craw for more than a month -- and will provide a season's worth of motivation for the Central Lady Warriors basketball team.

"There's a bigger lesson in all of that, one you don't necessarily understand at first," said Central coach Niki Bray, whose 35-2 squad lost its chance for the school's first state title since the 1920s when Jessica Pace hit a 15-foot, off-balance last-second prayer of a shot to give Nashville Hillsboro last year's AAA title. "All I know is that we did a lot of things wrong to lead up to that one shot, ... and we're still hungry for that gold ball."

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