Boys basketball: La Center 68, Hoquiam 66

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Zach Brown came off the bench to provide some key rebounds to help La Center pull out another close win in the 1A district tournament.

La Center will head to the Mount Vernon regional as the No. 3 seed from District 4.

After opening the double-elimination portion of the tournament with a loss to Hoquiam, La Center avenged that loss.

"I think we had some nerves in that first game," La Center coach Jon Schroeder said. "La Centeer had not played a game at this level (of the postseason) in 10 years. ... But tonight we were like 'hey, we've been here and we've had some success."

AJ Meyers had a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Jeremiah Arn had 12 points and eight rebounds, and Matt Braaten added eight points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists.

LA CENTER 68, HOQUIAM 66

LA CENTER (17-8) -- Wyatt Aguirre 15, Dylan King 4, Connor Wonderly 6, Matt Braaten 8, Jamison Benitez 0, Jonathan Griffee 0, Jeremiah Arn 12, Zach Brown 1, AJ Myers 20, Levi Van Tol 2, Max Hiller 0, Chase Davison 0. Totals 23 (7) 15-22 68.

HOQUIAM (19-5) -- Oliver 0, Sandstrom 3, Espitol 10, Newton 8, D. Kelly 0, White 0, Lorton 2, B. Kelly 10, Smith 15, Gilland 2, Molton 16, Sandifer 0. Totals 30 (3) 3-7 66.

La Center 11 11 21 25--68

Hoquiam 16 11 17 22--66