Madison Central vs. Lafayette (Girls)
Lafayette High School
January 20, 2017
Madison Central coach Robert Cooksey started the following lineup: 5-10 Sr. Lindsey Johns, 5-10 Sr. Charity Mack, 6-0 Sr. Mallie Cornett, 5-4 Jr. Bailee Vanover, and 5-7 Sr. Kasi Schneid. Lafayette coach Allison Denton countered with 5-10 So. Macey Goff, 5-9 Jr. Caroline Bennett, 6-0 Sr. Kiara Pankins, 5-5 Jr. Terri Abram, and 5-9 So. Lindi DeBilzan.
Lafayette captured a hard fought 53-49 victory over Madison Central and snapped the Indians’ 12 game winning streak. Lafayette led 37-25 in the third quarter but Madison Central stormed back to make a close game down the stretch. There were four lead changes and four ties in the game. Lafayette’s star Kiara Pankins tallied nine points and six rebounds in the first half but did not return from the locker room for the second half. Lafayette rallied form a 24-23 halftime deficit and actually outscored Madison Central 30-25 in the second half to earn the victory.
Lafayette shot 38% from the field including six of 13 from the three point line. The Generals connected on nine of 11 free throws, pulled down 36 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 14 Madison Central turnovers. Madison Central shot 32.7% from the field including three of 13 from beyond the arc. The Indians connected on 12 of 21 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 16 Lafayette turnovers.
Lindi DeBilzan led Lafayette with 17 points including four three point baskets, eight rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots, and three steals. Caroline Bennett added 15 points and seven rebounds. Kiara Pankins recorded nine points and six rebounds. Macey Goff and Terri Abram each recorded six points.
Mallie Cornett had a big night for Madison Central with 17 points, 18 rebounds, and six blocked shots. Kasi Schneid added 14 points, five rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Lindsey Johns also reached double figures with 10 points. Bailee Vanover chipped in with five points, four rebounds, and three assists. Charity Mack added three points, four rebounds, five assists, and two steals.
Madison Central (49) – Johns 10, Mack 3, Cornett 17, Vanover 5, Schneid 14.
Lafayette (53) – Goff 6, Bennett 15, Pankins 9, Abram 6, DeBilzan 17.
A special thanks to the Madison Central Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.