The Centralia Panthers hosted the New Bloomfield Wildcats in a JV boys game on Friday, January 10th. Both teams were a little slow to get going in the first quarter. After initially falling behind and struggling to score, the Panthers pulled within two by the end of the first quarter at 10-8. The Wildcats exploded in the second quarter, scoring 24 points. They held Centralia to only 11 points to take a 34-19 lead into the half.
In the third quarter, Centralia kicked up the defensive intensity and created multiple Wildcat turnovers. This led to numerous layups allowing Centralia to close the gap to five points by the end of the third quarter. The score going into the fourth was 41-36. Centralia continued their second half dominance and outscored New Bloomfield 20-6 in the fourth quarter.
FINAL: Centralia 56 New Bloomfield 47
All 111 game photos are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p256790151