Blazers Drop Second-Straight in Loss to LCC


A slew of turnovers and an off-night shooting spelled defeat for Centralia College women’s basketball in a 62-50 defeat at home to rival Lower Columbia College in Northwest Athletic Conference West Region action on Saturday.

The Blazers trailed by four at the half (29-25) but surrendered an 18-9 run to the Red Devils coming out of the locker room and were unable to close the gap down the stretch.

Centralia College turned the ball over 28 times and shot just 37% from the floor, which included a dismal 3 of 17 (18%) from beyond the arc. LCC, meanwhile, drained eight 3-pointers and were led by a trio of double-digit scorers.

Rochester alum Paige Winters led the Blazers with 13 points and seven rebounds, while Shawnacee Davis added 11 points and Najahia Forks chipped in nine points. 

Centralia College gets back into action on Wednesday when it hosts Pierce College at 5 p.m.