Three Black Hills players scored in double digits and the Wolves raced past visiting Centralia, 66-45, in a 2A Evergreen Conference matchup on Tuesday.
Keagan Rongen’s led all scorers with 19 points, while Johnnie Stallings added 17 and Luke Ellison finished with 14 for the Wolves, who have now won three of their last four.
It was a frustrating loss for the Tigers, who were coming off a league win over Rochester last week.
“I thought we had some stuff dialed in and then we panicked at times tonight,” Centralia coach Kyle Donahue said. “The biggest frustration was poor decision-making. Bad passes, choosing when and when not to execute.”
The Tigers were also hampered by early foul trouble as standout senior Landon Kaut picked up three fouls in the first quarter. Luckily, the rest of the team stepped up and kept the Tigers in striking distance in the first half as they trailed 25-17 at the break.
“Brandon Yeung did a good job handling pressure and Cohen Ballard shot fairly well. He was 3 for 5 from (3-point range),” Donahue said.
Kaut finished with a team-high 12 points and Cole Wasson and Ballard each chipped in 11 points.
Black Hills (10-6, 6-2 EvCo) hosts W.F. West on Thursday. Centralia (6-6, 3-5 EvCo) heads to Tumwater on Thursday.