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Shooting struggles hurt CCHS

CARROLLTON — Early season shooting woes continued to haunt Catholic Central Monday as the Crusaders dropped a 42-34 verdict to Carrollton.

Central, now 2-3, put up 56 shots from the field, connecting on just 12. From the charity stripe, the Crusaders were just 8 for 16.

Neither team could get the offense going in the first half, which ended in a 12-12 tie. The Warriors, who recorded their first victory after opening with four straight losses, led 27-26 after three.

Junior Abby Laizure had an outstanding night for Carrollton, scoring a game-high 20 points. She connected four times from behind the arc. Eighteen of her points came during the first three quarters. Malina Moore contributed eight points to the Carrollton attack.

Isabella Oliver paced Central with 14 while Katie Zatta added eight.

In the two quarter jayvee contest, Carrollton posted a 39-7 victory. Maria Meyer had three points for the Crusaders.

Central returns to action Thursday, visiting Bridgeport.

Carrollton 42, Catholic Central 34

Central 3-9-14-8 — 34

Carrollton 6-6-15-15 — 42

CENTRAL (2-3): Zatta 2 3-5 8; Harold 1 0-0 2; Green 0 3-5 3; Rohde 0 0-0 0; Fayak 2 0-0 5; Grimm 0 0-0 0; Oliver 6 2-4 14; Olszewski 1 0-0 2. TOTALS: 12 8-16 34.

CARROLLTON (1-4): Laizure 7 2-2 20; Burgett 0 2-3 2; Marmo 1 0-0 2; Hutchinson 0 0-0 0; Moore 2 3-4 8; Pridemore 1 2-2 4; Leslie 0 1-2 1. Totals 121 13-17 42.

3-POINT GOALS: Central 8 (Zatta 6, Fayak, Oliver); Carrollton 5 (Louden 3; Bommer 2).

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