Tigers Bounce Back to Beat Bobcats


The Centralia boys basketball team’s four-game losing streak came to a screeching halt Tuesday, as the Tigers headed out to Grays Harbor and beat Aberdeen, 67-56, to pick up their second league win of the season. 

Led by Landon Kaut’s 35 points and 11 rebounds, and Von Wasson’s energy off the bench, the Tigers (5-5, 2-3 2A EvCo) found their footing after a slow start. 

“We were a little shorthanded and had to bring up a couple JV kids to play varsity,” Tigers coach Kyle Donahue said. “The first part of the game was finding our footing. We picked it up in the third quarter and it was a really scrappy game.”

Von Wasson scored eight points for the Tigers off the bench, and Brady Sprague scored seven to help spark the victory. 

“Von Wasson changed the energy for us,” Donahue said. “He crashed the boards and got loose balls. And Brady Sprague took the pressure off our other guards.”

Cole Wasson also hauled in six rebounds and forward Rex Akins dished out four assists in the victory. 

Centralia heads to King’s Way Christian on Wednesday before hosting a make-up game with Tumwater on Friday.