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By LuAnn Schindler

Late run in district contest comes up short against defending state champs


February 28, 2024

Jody Schindler | SAM

In my lane • Adyson Mlnarik navigates her way around Centura's Kailey Coghlan during Friday's D1-7 district final at Cairo. The Bobcats scored 18 fourth-quarter points to force the Centurions into overtime and came up a point shy, falling 50-49.

A fourth-quarter surge in Friday's D1-7 girls' district final led to overtime for Summerland.

But at the end of the extra period, the Bobcats fell one point shy of knocking off the defending Class D1 state champion Centura.

Adyson's Mlnarik fadeaway three-pointer, with under five seconds remaining on the clock, fell shy. Lydia Robertson leapt out of bounds and tossed the ball back into play, but the scoreboard's buzzer - and the rush of Centura's crowd to mid-court - told the story.

Centurions, 50. Bobcats, 49.

It was a game fans on both sides of the court won't soon forget.

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