Centralia College women’s basketball played excellent defense but couldn’t get its offense rolling in a 56-41 loss to Treasure Valley Saturday at Lane Community College.
The Trailblazers were coming off a tight 63-58 loss to Linn-Benton Friday night. On Saturday, the defense was clicking again but the buckets wouldn’t drop.
“You give up 56 points in a college basketball game and you expect to win,” Centralia College coach Caleb Sells said. “So our defense was doing well. There’s just a lid on the bucket right now.”
The Blazers shot just 24% from the field on 16 of 71 shooting, including going 0-14 from the 3-point line. The poor shooting led to an early 16-point deficit they could never rally back from, despite another great night defensively. Centralia forced 37 turnovers.
Rochester alum Lexi Sederburg-Jones led the Blazers in scoring for the second-straight night, this time with 18 points. Shawnacee Davis added 10 points.
“The girls are playing hard and I got compliments from the other team on how we played defense,” Sells said. “This team is running the dribble drive better than any team I’ve ever had. Even through two tough games, their camaraderie makes me believe we’ll get through this.”
Centralia College (0-2) faces Lane at 2 p.m. Sunday.