Century’s basketball programs both ended the season with winning records as the girls posted a 9-5 record and the boys went 11-9.
The girls were led by junior Hannah Duke and senior Mady Dillow along some dynamic play from freshman Karleigh Jones. Duke recorded her 1000th point in just her junior year, averaging over 20 points per game. Dillow carried the rebounding load for Century, and Jones made some big contributions as a freshman.
The boys were led by a trio of guards consisting of Jake Jones, Drake Biggerstaff and Tyler Lang.
Joppa’s boys record settled at 7-9.
They were led by seniors Mason Dean and Matthew McGinness with Josh McGinness, Gunner Johnson, Jacob Smith, Andrew Lyle and Brodie Greer all pitching in this year.
They also had the distinction of being the first team I have ever seen play a “doubleheader.” They had a couple of twin-killings on their shortened schedule.
Joppa’s girls faced the difficult task of having just five players on the roster, but that didn’t stop them from competing.
Rachelle Cox, Emma Hottel, Sky Keeling, Jaelyn Marley and Ava Stephens were the 2021 Lady Rangers, and all are to be commended.