MARION – The Centralia Annies may find themselves sitting at 0-3 after the first week of the season, but coach Roger Stieg knows it’s not how you start, but how you finish. Nothing could be truer, especially the past two games in the Salem Thanksgiving Tournament on Saturday.
Despite leading Olney by 7 after the first quarter and jumping out to an 8-0 start on Highland, Centralia could not maintain their play and found themselves on the short end. Now the Annies will open up South Seven Conference play having been tested and are ready to make a move to the top of the league.
“We got off to great starts, said Stieg. “But we just have to work so hard for what we get that it’s difficult to sustain things.
After struggling in the opener against Teutopolis, Center Abbey Holtkamp bounced back with 23 points in each of the 2 games on Saturday including 11 in the first quarter against highland after having 14 in the first half against Olney.
Like the Annies, Marion is looking for their first win after going 0-4 in it’s pre-Thanksgiving Classic last week.
Listen to the Annies as Ryan Roddy brings you all the play-by-play action tonight at 7:30 on WILY 1210 or centraliaradio.com.