It was a tale of two halves. Centralia College women’s basketball couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn in the first half and shot the lights out in the second half.
Luckily, the second half shooting was more than enough to secure a win as the Trailblazers garnered a 59-39 road victory against Tacoma on Saturday.
The Blazers shot a dismal 22% in the first half and still led 19-16 heading into the locker room at the break. Then they woke up and burned the nets at a 55% clip from the field to run away with a 20-point win.
“We knew it was gonna be an ugly game,” Centralia College coach Caleb Sells said. “They sat in a packed 2-3 zone.
The Blazers’ defense was there all night, holding Pierce to just five points in the second quarter and six in the second.
Centralia College was led offensively by Mallory Williams and Shawnacee Davis, who each scored 11 points. Mossyrock alum Andee Davis had a breakout game of 10 points, which included 3 for 3 shooting from beyond the arc.
“We knew she could do that. It was a nice little bust out game for her,” Sells said.
Centralia improves to 9-6 overall and hosts Tacoma on Wednesday.
“It’s always nice to get a win,” Sells said. “Still a lot of games to go and we still think we can make a good run.”