Central senior Melina Flores missed the potential game-winning shot before the end of regulation.
She would get redemption.
Flores was fouled near the Grand Junction sideline sending her to the free throw line. The senior hit the biggest free throws of her career as Central topped Grand Junction, 38-34, on senior night.
"They were like, 'Melina, you do this all the time in practice.' I was like, 'you're right, this is going to be fine,'" said Flores. "So I just acted like it was in practice and was like okay let's get set up, go through your usual routine and that was it."
Central improves to 10-16 and 2-6 in league play.
Grand Junction drops to 7-15 and 1-7 in Southwestern League play.