Wolves storm out to early lead, beat Tigers


The Black Hills girls basketball team played the role of rude guests Tuesday, holding Centralia’s offense down to jump out to a quick lead in a 61-34 win at Ron Brown Court.

The Wolves (11-2, 5-1 2A EvCo) held the Tigers to just six points in each of the first two quarters, to power their way to a 32-12 lead at halftime, and had the gap up to 27 by the end of the third quarter.

Ten different players got in on the scoring for Black Hills, led by Tyler Venable’s 13 points and Ava Klovas’ 12.

Centralia’s Makayla Chavez led all scorers with 15 points, and Brooklyn Sprague added 10, but no other Tiger logged more than two.

The Wolves will head to Aberdeen on Thursday, while the Tigers (1-13, 0-6 2A EvCo) are set to be off for a week, then return to action with their own trip west to face the Bobcats next Wednesday.