CENTRALIA – Another year, and another solid start for the Centralia Tigers Junior High Basketball Team. Coach Doug Hargis has the perennial powers off to a 3-0 start, their latest coming at the hands of Casey Middle School 57-20 on Tuesday night.
Jumping out to an 18-2 edge after the first quarter, the Tigers never looked back. It was Centralia’s active zone defense and pressure that forced 6 turnovers early that lead to points and the early lead.
“We got off to a good start and played pretty well after that,” said Hargis. Javon Williams scored 9 points in the opening quarter and Jordan Maines had a team high 16 points in the win.
The Tigers are off until they host O’Fallon Carriel on Monday.
Congrats to coach Jordan Pals and the SC Lady Falcons on their 3rd place win at the Junior Midland Trail Conference Tournament. SC defeated Cisne 29-19.