The Palmyra girls basketball team couldn't gain traction during a 55-22 Clarence Cannon Conference road loss at Centralia on Friday night.

The Palmyra girls basketball team couldn't gain traction during a 55-22 road loss at Centralia on Friday night.

Centralia strung together a 17-2 run in the second quarter to all but put the Clarence Cannon Conference game out of reach. 

Palmyra (8-6) was unable to recover. 

“Just rough all around, we got outplayed in every aspect,” Palmyra coach Chris Parsons said. “We have to dig down and play as a team. The second (quarter) really got away. We couldn't hit anything, and they outhustled us.”

Olivia Eikel led Centralia with 12 points, while Carter Simkins and Courtney Luedloff joined her in double figures with 10 a piece. 

Amy Bryan paced Palmyra with seven points.

Centralia connected for three 3-pointers in the third quarter to extend its lead to 30 entering the fourth. 

A three by Bailey Lovelace provided Palmyra's lone field goal in the final period. 

“I hope we learn we have to get better,” Parsons concluded after the loss. “We have to get better at the little things. Effort doesn't take talent.”

Palmyra plays Canton at 7:30 p.m. on Monday in the quarterfinals of its home Lenzini Tournament.