Tumwater 66, WF West 53 Game Re-Cap report on Lewis County Sports Blog
Centralia 75, Aberdeen 39
(Centralia, WA) The two teams came into this game all even at 2-1 and tied for 2nd in the Evco 2A just a game behind frontrunner Tumwater. But this game was quickly decided as the Tigers were on fire from all over the floor. Centralia would jump on the Bobcats to lead 20-9 after the 1st quarter and then 41-18 at the half.
Hodges Bailey led the Tigers with 18 including 4 long balls while Isaiah Trevino, Jordan Thomas and Tyler Ashmore all hit a 3-pointer. Thomas would finish the half with 7 but was huge in the paint and on defense. Cale Shute did not hit a long ball but scored 6 and grabbed multiple rebounds while playing stiff defense.
The Bobcats struggled big time with their offense missing several inside shots that could have kept them in the game in the first half. They also were cold from the outside while Shute, Thomas and company reeled in the rebounds limiting Aberdeen’s opportunities. Braden Castleberry-Taylor led the Bobcats with 8 and Victor Gomez had 5.
The 2nd half was not kinder to the Bobcats as the hot shooting Tigers continued to extend their lead scoring 16 in the 3rd and 18 in the 4th totaling 75 while Aberdeen could only muster 21 2nd half points. The Tigers hit another 7 3-point shot with Bailey adding 3 more and finished with 29 for the game. Shute would be the 2nd leading scorer with 10 and off the bench Maninderjit Singh hit 3 shots from beyond the arc for 9 in the game.
Castleberry-Taylor would lead the Bobcats with 12, Gomez had 10 and Jake Metke hit 3 3-pointers off the bench for Aberdeen. Metke would win our Tommy Lowe of Greene Realty Player of the game for Aberdeen while Cale Shute took the award for his overall game for Centralia. Hodges Bailey was awarded our ProActive Physical Therapy Play of the Game for the 7 3-point shots.
The Evco 2A standings now have Tumwater on top at 4-0, Centralia right behind at 3-1, Aberdeen and Black Hills at 2-2, WF West 1-3 and Rochester 0-4.
Centralia: Hodges Bailey 29, Cale Shute 10, Jordan Thomas 9, Maninderjit Singh 9, Layne Pertzborn 7, Tyler Ashmore 6, Isaiah Trevino 3, Nick Edwards 2
Aberdeen: Braden Castleberry-Taylor 12, Victor Gomez 10, Jake Metke 9, Milan Jandu 2, Javier Bojorge 2, Harlan Troy 2, Josh Collett 2