Girls basketball: Ilwaco 47, La Center 37

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The La Center Wildcats were already locked in as the No. 3 team out of the Trico League.

Good thing, too, because two injuries slowed them down Friday.

Playing without Samantha Wise with a knee injury and then losing Katie Whitten in the second half with a shoulder injury, the Wildcats struggled down the stretch, scoring four points in the fourth quarter.

Whitten finished with a team-high 15 points. She also had four assists and three steals.

Katie Hebdon led La Center with eight rebounds. Ashley Denney had six points and six rebounds.

La Center will host Forks at 6 p.m. Tuesday in a loser-out, winner-to-district playoff game.

ILWACO 47, LA CENTER 37

LA CENTER -- Katie Whitten 15, Danielle Larson 0, Allison Smith 0, Hannah Crome 1, Katie Hebdon 2, Andrea Griffey 4, Rachel Moudy 4, Sierra Bloch 3, Ashley Denney 6, Amanda Moudy 2, Kayla Aguiree 0. Totals 14-38 (2) 7-14 37.

ILWACO -- Grace McPhail 4, Amanda Bell 0, Jasmine Coffin 17, Jackie Smith 11, Hannah Ellsworth 5, Alicia Trusty 0, Valerie Lindstrom 2, Dactacho 8. Totals 18-38 (3) 8-16 42.

La Center 8 13 12 4--37

Ilwaco 8 10 18 11--47