Blazers Drop First Conference Game to Clips


Unable to keep its momentum going after a NWAC West conference-opening win earlier this week, the Centralia College men’s basketball team fell to South Puget Sound at home Saturday evening, 80-71. 

The Clippers shot over 50% as a team, scoring with relative ease despite shooting just 6 of 24 from 3-point land. Four Clips scored in double figures, with the kind of balance that made it hard for the Trailblazers to stop the offensive attack. 

The Blazers were led by Adrian Brown’s 31 points off the bench, as the sharpshooter really helped them pick up some offensive momentum in the second half, knocking down six 3-pointers. 

Outside of Brown, the Blazers struggled to shoot, making just 38% of their shots and turning the ball over 13 times. Worse still, Centralia only had five assists as a team after finishing with a 2:1 assist-to-turnover ratio in their most recent win. 

Juelz Mendoza added 14 points and Raymond Guillory scored 13 to round out double figure scorers. 

The Trailblazers (3-13, 1-1 NWAC West) take on Highline on the road for their next contest on Wednesday at 6 p.m.