The Western Hills girls basketball team shut down Madison Central star Olivia Terry for one half Monday night, but in the end the senior guard and her fellow Lady Indians were too much for WHHS.
Madison Central pulled out to a 52-40 win over the Lady Wolverines at Lapsley Cardwell Gymnasium.
It was the home opener for the Lady Wolverines, who are still looking for their first win. WHHS in now 0-5 while Madison Central improves to 2-4.
WHHS coach Jim Masters said his team played solid defense on Terry, who scored just two points in the first half. She got hot in the second half, however, and finished with a game-high 20 points.
"We were just running and jumping at her," Masters said of Terry. "We wanted to force someone else to beat us."
Sloppy play dominated the game early on as Western Hills led 5-4 after the first quarter. Both teams committed several turnovers and shot poorly from the field.
The teams settled down, however, and the Lady Wolverines were still up 11-10 before the Lady Indians closed out the half with eight points.
Madison Central held on to the lead and eventually went up 41-26 with 6:14 to go in the game.
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