Southsider Voice correspondent
Center Grove’s girls basketball team won the first Southside tourney of the season.
The Trojans, ranked No. 6 among 4A teams, dominated unranked Franklin 76-35 for the championship in the six-team tourney at Whiteland. Center Grove led 22-2 after the first quarter and 39-11 at the half. Nine Trojans, led by senior Bri Gliesmann’s 16 points and seven steals, scored. Ali Line and Jessica Jorris added 15 and 11 points, respectively.
Center Grove reached the title game by defeating the Warriors 64-40 Friday with senior guard Jessica Norris scoring 24 points on 6-of-8 3-point shooting. Whiteland committed 28 turnovers.
Whiteland recovered Saturday and defeated Greenwood 42-36.
Roncalli is off to a 3-1 start. The Rebels jumped to a 13-3 first-quarter lead over Cathedral on Saturday and rolled to a 57-43 win. Junior guard Lindsey Corsaro led the Rebels with 15 points and nine rebounds. Classmate Daesjah Ely scored 11 points, and junior Katie Carson had nine rebounds.
Upcoming girls games include: 7:30 p.m. today – Roncalli at Ritter; Saturday – Waldron at Greenwood Christian, noon; Greenwood at Mooresville, 12:30 p.m.; Decatur Central at Center Grove, 1:30 p.m.; Manual at Northwest, 1:30 p.m.; New Palestine at Perry Meridian, 1:30 p.m.; and Franklin Central at Brebeuf, 2:30 p.m.