College Hoops: Blazers Drop Road Game to Chokers

By The Chronicle staff


Centralia College men’s basketball was unable to complete the comeback on the road against Grays Harbor College in a 79-75 loss in Northwest Athletic Conference West Region action on Tuesday in Aberdeen.

The Trailblazers drop to 1-1 and were coming off an 87-8 victory over Highline in their season opener on Friday. The Blazers, plagued by a rough night of shooting, struggles with defensive rebounding and poor free-throw shooting in the first half, trailed by double digits late against the Chokers Tuesday before climbing back in the final minute. But by then, it was too late.

“GHS is a tough place to play,” Centralia coach Jason Moir said. “We had our shots, they just didn’t fall tonight. Have to credit GHC. They played solid defensively and they were tough on the glass. (We) gave up too many offensive rebounds in the first half to put us in a little hole at the half… also had some foul trouble. But we had opportunities down the stretch, just didn’t capitalize on them.”

Centralia College gets back on the court when they host the Tacoma Titans at 4:30 p.m. on Friday. This will be the season opener for the Titans.