The Centralia girls basketball team’s trip west stayed close for a half, but the Tigers couldn’t put four quarters together in a 52-32 loss to 2B Raymond-South Bend on Wednesday.
Centralia led 10-9 after a quarter of play, and despite only managing five points in the second, went into halftime down just two thanks to some tough defense. But things went downhill in the second half, with the Ravens dropping 17 points in the third quarter and 18 in the fourth to leave the Tigers (0-1) in the dust.
Brooklyn Sprague led the Centralia offense with seven points. Gracie Schofield came in behind her on six, Makayla Chavez had five, Payton Baumel and Makenzie Erickson both had four, Chloe Bonomi scored three and Ayana Saucedo had two.
Centralia will get a taste of international competition with a matchup with Modbury High School from Adelaide, Australia on Friday.