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Falcons dominate Cougars

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Central's assistant basketball coach Sarah Swartz congratulates Katelyn Poston after Poston surpassed Swartz's all time leading scorer mark Wednesday night against Manassas Park. Rich Cooley/Daily (Buy photo)

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Central's assistant coach Sarah Swartz rubs the shoulders of Katelyn Poston during Wednesday night's game against Manassas Park. Poston broke Swartz all time leading scorer mark during the match and led Central with twenty-six points. Rich Cooley/Daily (Buy photo)

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Central's Katelyn Poston is fouled by Manassas Park's Jenipher Akinyl during Wednesday night's match in Woodstock. Poston broke the school record for all time leading scorer in girls basketball. Rich Cooley/Daily (Buy photo)

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Central's Meredith Phillips shots over Manassas Park's Paulina Geoffrey and Taylor Ellerbe during Wednesday night's girls basketball match in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily (Buy photo)

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Central's Katelyn Poston goes in for a lay up while Manassas Park's Taylor Ellerbe defends during Wednesday night girls basketball action in Woodstock. Poston broke the school's all time girls basketball leading scorer record. Rich Cooley/Daily (Buy photo)


By Tommy Keeler Jr.

WOODSTOCK -- On a special night for one of its top players, Central dominated from start to finish to pull out a 67-22 victory over Manassas Park in Bull Run District girls basketball action Wednesday.

Katelyn Poston broke Central's career scoring record during a 26-point performance. She broke Central assistant coach Sarah DiNardo-Swartz's record on a 3-pointer with 3:26 left in the game.

"Certainly a great accomplishment for her," Central coach Mallory Skarupa-Minster said. "It's really cool that Sarah [DiNardo-Sawrtz] is here to pass that on to her."

Central jumped out to a 15-2 lead in the first quarter, with six different players scoring. The lead stretched to 27-7 at the half. Skarupa-Minster said the team was a little sluggish early, in part because they hadn't practiced at all this week.

The Falcons (4-0, 3-0 Bull Run) scored 40 in the second half. Nine different players scored in the game.

Poston had 26 points, eight steals, two assists and one block. Meredith Phillips had 10 points and four rebounds, and Tamra Scott had nine points and four steals. Rebecca Truban had three assists for the Falcons.

Skarupa-Minster said it was good game and she was able to get a lot of players some playing time.

"Everyone busts their butts at practice and not everyone gets the payoff in games," Skarupa-Minster said. "It's nice to get some other girls opportunities tonight as well."

Taylor Ellerbe led the Cougars (0-4) with nine points.

Central plays at George Mason on Friday in another big Bull Run District game.

"This is going to be a really big test for us, but I think it's one that we can overcome," Poston said. "They lost a couple people, and we gained some. So I definitely think if we go out there and work hard, get good on our defense, I think we'll be just fine and be able to overcome them."



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