Author: paulb

Centralia College Hoops: Lady Blazers get 1st Conference win; Men drop a tough one at SPSCC

1/17/18 Below are both stories on the Blazers Womens and Mens games at SPSCC Wednesday night and at the bottom  is a photo gallery from both games. Womens Game Centralia 55, SPSCC 48 (Olympia, WA) The Blazers were looking to quickly bounce back from a tough loss last weekend against LCC. In that game they fell behind 25-8 in the 1st half and simply dug such a massive hole they never really got close to digging themselves out. Blazer coach Caleb Sells was determined to get his team off to a fast start and they did just that in...

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Girls Hoops: After round 1 of EVCO 1A Montesano is the team to beat!

1/16/18 Montesano 64, Hoquiam 40 (Montesano, WA) The Montesano Bulldogs were flying high coming into this game off a huge win last week over undefeated Elma and cruising past Forks and were 1 win away from a perfect 1st trip through the EVCO 1A league schedule with rival Hoquiam in town. The Grizzlies had recently got on track and were a healthy 2-1 looking for a big win to likely create a 3-way tie for 1st thru the 1st half and it looked like Hoquiam meant business when the game began. Karlie Krohn and Rylee Vonhof put up the...

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Centralia College Hoops: Blazers drop both ends of Double-header to LC

1/13/18 Both the Women’s and Men’s stories are below and at the bottom a full picture gallery. Women’s Game  LC 74, Centralia 47 (Centralia, WA) The lady Blazers ran into 2 big issues early in this game and they were a hot shooting Red Devils squad while dealing with their own cold shooting. LC sprinted out to a 27-7 lead after the 1st quarter and that would prove to be more of enough cushion for the rest of the game. Kenya Lorton an Adna graduate came back to haunt the Blazers hitting 6 3-balls and finished with a game high 20 for the Red Devils. Tywanna Abbott and Shana Dotson also finished in double figures for LC. The Blazers did bounce back in the 2nd quarter outscoring the Devils 18-15 but another late 3 in the half set up by a questionable call extended the LC lead from 14 to 17 and took a bit of the wind out of the shift in momentum. LC again exploded in the 3rd and much like the 1st quarter got rolling early and added to their lead. Centralia actually outscored LC a 2nd time in the 4th quarter but just 10-9 and was too little too late. For Centralia Majesty Claybrooks had a big game off the bench leading the Blazers with 13 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks and an assist. This...

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Boys Hoops: Bearcats get physical and handle crosstown rival Tigers

1/12/18 WF West 67, Centralia 44 (Chehalis, WA) Head WF West Coach Chris White has been pushing his team to get more physical and start being the team pushing around the other team and start dominating the paint. It appears White’s pushing is paying off along with some extra adrenaline playing their crosstown rival. The Bearcats pressed on defense and were monsters in the paint. Bailey Cooper was constantly driving the lane and scoring for the Cats scoring 10 in the 1st half and matching that in the 2nd half to lead all-scorers with 20. Nole Wollan was aggressive...

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Girls Hoops: WF West is on a Roll Crosstown Tigers latest Victim

1/12/18 WF West 84, Centralia 20 (Chehalis, WA) With just 2:25 left to play in the 1st quarter the home team and heavy favorite WF West Bearcats led their crosstown rival Centralia 6-3 giving hope to a huge Tiger crowd that an upset just might be possible. Bearcats Coach Tom Kelly took a time-out and “reminded” his team of what they were supposed to be doing and from that point on WFW went on a 78-17 run and quickly put the game away. In the final 2:25 they outscored the Tigers 11-2 for a 17-5 lead and the ran...

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