Boys basketball: Kalama 71, La Center 54

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The visiting Chinooks started fast and remained unbeaten in the Class 1A Trico League.

Kalama outscored La Center 28-10 in the first quarter, essentially deciding the game. Four Chinooks (12-2, 12-0) scored in double figures, and another had nine points. Jared Shagool led the way with 20 points.

For La Center (7-7, 6-6), Matt Bratten had 16 points and AJ Myers scored 10.

"They're just so long and lanky they can shoot over the top of you at times," La Center coach Jon Schroeder said of Kalama. "I thought our guys player pretty well overall. Kalama is good."

KALAMA 71, LA CENTER 54

KALAMA -- Josh Wall 16, Harley Gates 11, Tanner Vossen 2, Jared Shagool 20, Austin Vaughn 0, Elijah Bannister 9, Jared Nieman 13, Dalton Carter 0, Seth Freeman 0. Totals 21 (6) 11-16 71.

LA CENTER -- Wyatt Aguirre 7, Dylan King 4, Connor Wonderly 3, Matt Braaten 16, Jamison Benitez 0, Jonathan Griffee 0, Jeremiah Arn 3, Zach Brown 3, AJ Myers 10, Levi Van Tol 8. Totals 17 (3) 11-19 54.

Kalama 28 9 19 15--71

La Center 10 12 14 18--54

JV -- La Center 50-48.