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CC Men: Hot-Handed Blazers Shoot Past Olympic

Four Trailblazers hit double-digits on Thursday as Centralia beat Olympic, 80-68, in non-league NWAC men’s basketball action at Michael Smith Gymnasium.

Kobe Matsen led the host Blazers with 15 points on 6 of 9 shooting. L’Marcus Walker came off the bench to score 14 with five assists, Tyler Ashmore went 6 of 9 for 12 points and six rebounds, and Tyler Meadows added 12 on 4 of 5 shooting.

Centralia hit 28 of 50 from the field and 6 of 13 from long range, but dominated inside to the tune of a 40-28 rebounding advantage.

The Blazers went on a 23-0 run in the first half and led 44-22 by halftime, shooting 60 percent from the field (18 of 30) before the break.

Eli Reynolds led Olympic (3-10) with 13 points.

Centralia (4-9) hosts Bellevue at 4 p.m. on Saturday, then opens NWAC West Region action at Lower Columbia on Wednesday.

 

At Centralia

TRAILBLAZERS 80, RANGERS 68

Olympic 22 46 —68

Centralia 44 36 —80

Olympic (68) — Olmsted 9, Reynolds 13, Villanueva 4, Stewart 4, Williford 8

FG: 29 of 74 —.392 FT: 2 of 8 —.250 eb. 28 (Williford 5)

Centralia (80) — Boston 9, Peppinger 4, Hoover 9, Matsen 15, Ashmore 12, Walker 14, Meadows 12, Ajoge 1, Adams 4

FG: 29 of 50 —.580 FT: 16 of 22 —.727 Reb. 40 (Matsen 11)

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