Centralia pulled within five in the third quarter but ran out of energy down the stretch in a 66-50, non-league road loss to North Thurston on Monday.
Centralia sophomore post Emily Wilkerson went off a team-high 24 points, while Liliana Babka added eight and Gracie Schofield chipped in five.
“Emily had a good night and her teammates found her. She played really well for a sophomore,” Centralia coach Doug Ashmore said. “(Schofield) did a great job off the bench and got a couple buckets that gave her some confidence.”
It was the first game in nearly a week for the Tigers, who also haven’t practiced regularly recently due to the widespread flooding in Lewis County.
“Overall, we haven’t practiced in a while and our conditioning showed in the fourth quarter,” Ashmore said. “The girls played hard and I’m proud of them for working hard.
Centralia (5-3, 3-1 EvCo) hosts league foe Aberdeen on Wednesday in a 2A Evergreen Conference tilt.