Blazer Women Notch Third-Straight Win


Shawnacee Davis scored a game-high 20 points and Centralia College women’s basketball won its third-straight in a 51-44 victory over visiting Highline on Saturday.

Davis finished 9 of 10 from the field as the Blazers and Thunderbirds fought a defensive battle.

“Our offense wasn’t pretty but our defense was fantastic,” Blazers coach Caleb Sells said. “Our defense was very consistent.”

The Blazers locked down on the defensive end, limiting Highline post Kylie Lunday, the Northwest Athletic Conference’s third-leading scorer, to just seven points. She entered the game averaging 17 a game.

“It’s the zone we play,” Sells said. “We always double-team the post.”

Centralia College (11-6, 5-1 West Region) has now won eight of its last nine games. Four of its six losses are to teams ranked in the top-8, including No. 1 and No. 2. And the Blazers had their full starters in only one of those games.

“This group has a lot of potential,” Sells said. 

The Blazers get back into action on Saturday when they host Green River in their Centralia College Hall of Fame game.