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Andersons, Phillips combine to lead Lady Raiders

STEARNS – The McCreary Central girls’ basketball team showed improvement during the 2017-18 season. After compiling a 7-24 record in the 2016-17 campaign, the Lady Raiders, under the direction of new head coach Larry Anderson, ended the 2017-18 season 9-22. A trio of McCreary Central players paved the way, averaging double figures in the scoring column. The three McCreary Central players combined to average 35 points per game.
Sophomore guard Allyson Anderson led McCreary Central in scoring, averaging 14.5 points per game for the Lady Raiders. In 31 games, Anderson scored 449 points. Over the past two seasons, Anderson has scored 971 points.
Ranking second in scoring for the Lady Raiders, freshman forward/guard Elizabeth Anderson averaged 10.5 points per game. Elizabeth Anderson scored 325 points in 31 games for the Lady Raiders. Leading the Lady Raiders inside, Elizabeth Anderson averaged a team-best 7.6 rebounds per game.
Joining the Andersons with a double figures scoring average, senior guard Lauryn Philips turned in a 10.1 points per game clip. In 30 games, Phillips, one of the most underrated girls’ basketball players in the 12th Region, scored 302 points.
The Lady Raiders’ latest campaign concluded following a loss to Wayne County in the 48th District Girls’ Basketball Tournament. Wayne County held on to edge the Lady Raiders 51-48 in a back and forth postseason matchup.
The Lady Raiders will return to the court over the offseason and compete during summer break. McCreary Central’s roster features several young but experienced players.

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