Boys Hoops EVCO 2A: T-Birds explode in 1st quarter and cruise to big win over Tigers



Tumwater 77, Centralia 63

(Tumwater, WA) The 2nd run through the EVCO 2A is in the 2nd game and there is a battle still on for all places. WF West is firmly in 1st place with a 6-0 record, Centralia was 5-1 while Tumwater and Black Hills were tied at 3-3. Aberdeen and Rochester do have a chance to make a run to get into the top four. The Tigers were hoping to again run the table to set up a 1-game showdown with WF West at the end of the season while Tumwater has their sights set on climbing the standings ladder hoping to host a home game in the 1st round.

CJ Geathers launches another shot on his way to 30!

The T-Birds were the ones ready from the break jumping on the Tigers with 24 1st quarter points while limiting the T-Birds to just 8. Centralia would never recover. Tumwater’s got things going with a long 3-ball from Jack Koelsch and then Koelsch hit a 2 off a great assist from CJ Geathers. Geathers would hold onto the ball himself as well knocking down 11 points in the 1st 8 minutes.

The T-Birds then shut down the Tigers for the first 5 minutes of the 2nd quarter but also slowed down offensively scoring just 9 points. Centralia did catch fire finishing with 12 points in the final 2:43 led by Ben Janssan’s 8 and Michael Ajoge with 4 to close a 20 point lead to 13 at the half.

Tiger fans were hoping the 9-0 run at the end of the 2nd would carry over to the 3rd and they’d make a serious run at Tumwater but quickly saw that was not going to happen. Tumwater again came out strong pushing their lead back to 20. Jelani Jones got things started with a 3-ball while Patrick Williams scored half of his 8 points with a 3 ball and a free throw. The T-Birds put up 19 holding Centralia to 11 and led 52-31 after 3.

Even though Centralia outscored the T-Birds 32-25 in the 4th it was far too little, too late and Tumwater got the win to improve to 4-3 while the Tigers fell to 5-2. Our Pacific Sports Spa Players of the Game went to Tumwater’s Jack Koelsch for his overall performance and Centralia’s Michael Ajoge.

Tumwater: Geathers 30, Jones 13, Koelsch 12, Williams 8, Gilliland 4, Peterson 4, Murphy 4, Gaither 2

Centralia: Janssan 21, Ajoge 18, Ashmore 11, Wasson 6, Baird 5

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