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Wednesday’s College Basketball: Centralia Dominates Green River

By The Chronicle

Centralia snapped their four game losing streak in dominant fashion, defeating Green River 82-44 in a NWAC West Division women’s basketball game at Michael Smith Gymnasium in Centralia on Wednesday.

The Blazers sit in second place in the West Division at 8-4 behind division leading Lower Columbia at 10-2 with two games left in the regular season.

Devanie Kleemeyer came off the bench and led the Blazers with 14 points and five rebounds. Lindsey Nurmi and Isabella Elwood each scored 12 points and Quinlan Christian had a team-high seven rebounds.

Green River’s Florene Jimerson came off the bench and scored 19 points to lead the Gators. Mari Lilly added 13 points and Kaylin Fietz grabbed 11 rebounds.

Centralia shot 44 percent from the field while holding Green River to 18 percent shooting. The Blazers also dominated the glass 56-35, with each Blazer grabbing at least three rebounds and no one with more than seven boards.

Centralia came out of the gate hot, holding a 29-9 lead after one quarter and building the lead to 50-16 at halftime to cruise to the win in the second half.

Centralia (14-12, 8-4) hosts Pierce at 5 p.m. on Saturday on sophomore night.

Men’s Basketball

Centralia Knocks Off West Leading Green River

Centralia shot 56 percent from the field to earn a 92-80 win over Green River in a NWAC West Division men’s basketball game at Michael Smith Gymnasium in Centralia on Wednesday.

The Blazers knocked off the top team in the West Division and sit in fourth place with two games remaining in the regular season.

Four starting Blazers were in double figures with Dionte’ Dixon leading the way with 19 points and three steals. LaBrandon Price added 17 points and Tyler Ashmore tallied 15 points. Marqus Gilson chipped in 14 points and a team-high seven rebounds.

Green River’s Alex Sommerfield led all scorers with 29 points. Kevin Baker contributed 15 points and Mitch Wetmore and Austin Wiebe each scored 11.

Centralia shot 56 percent from the field and 52 percent from behind the arc while the Blazers forced 25 Green River turnovers.

The Blazers built a 51-37 lead at halftime. Green River won the second half 43-41 but the first half deficit was too much to overcome.

Centralia (18-9, 8-4) hosts Pierce at 7 p.m. on Saturday on sophomore night.

Women’s Basketball

At Centralia

BLAZERS 82, GATORS 44

Green River 9 7 13 15 —44

Centralia 29 21 14 18 —82

Green River (44) — Lilly 13, Fietz 1, Tinney 2, Henderson 6, Jimerson 19, Valcin 3

FG: 13 of 69 —.188 FT: 14 of 19 —.737 Reb: 35 (Fietz 11)

Centralia (82) — Cai 6, Yenne 2, Elwood 12, Christian 8, Nurmi 12, Talapu 7, Cash 9, Connally 7, Kleemeyer 14, Wilkerson 2, Snaza 3

FG: 30 of 68 —.441 FT: 13 of 25 —.520 Reb: 56 (Christian 7)

Men’s Basketball

At Centralia

BLAZERS 92, GATORS 80

Green River 37 43 —80

Centralia 51 41 —92

Green River (80) — Wetmore 11, Baker 15, Sommerfield 29, Wiebe 11, Cawley 7, Mims 7

FG: 26 of 54 —.481 FT: 17 of 23 —.739 Reb: 31

Centralia (92) — Price 17, Clarke 7, Dixon 19, Gilson 14, Ashmore 15, Prangley 6, Murphy 9, Hoff 5

FG: 35 of 62 —.565 FT: 12 of 23 —.522 Reb: 30 (Gilson 7)

*Photos by Andy Hannum / For The Chronicle

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