BY GENE NARDI
Palm Beach Central High School girls basketball squad hosted Palm Beach Gardens High School on Thursday, Dec. 12 and defeated the Gators 60-33.
Palm Beach Central jumped out to an early 5-0 lead seconds after the whistle and never looked back. After the first quarter, the Lady Broncos led 29-14.
The Lady Broncos forced several Gator turnovers and dominated in rebounds to maintain control of the game. Palm Beach Central closed out the first half 44-23, holding the Gators to just 9 points in the second quarter.
The second half was not much better for Palm Beach Gardens, as they struggled to slow the Lady Bronco momentum. Palm Beach Central (4-7), added 16 points in the fourth quarter and held Palm Beach Gardens to just 10 points, closing out the 60-33 win.
Samara Auguste led the Lady Broncos with 29 points, and Daijah Brown tallied 18 points.
Palm Beach Central will take a break for the holidays and return Tuesday, Jan. 7 when they travel to Wellington High School for a 7:30 p.m. game.
ABOVE: Daijah Brown finds room and works the ball up court.