Girls basketball: La Center 54, White Salmon 34

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Katie Whitten's big game helped the Wildcats lock up third place in the Class 1A Trico League.

Whitten finished with 32 points, eight steals and five assists. She helped La Center (14-4, 12-4) overcome a sluggish start by scoring 13 points in the second quarter, when the Wildcats outscored the visiting Bruins 20-6 and forged a 31-20 lead.

Andrea Griffey scored 11 points and Ashley Denny grabbed a team-high seven rebounds for La Center. The Wildcats' Samantha Wise left the game with a knee injury of undetermined severity.

LA CENTER 54, WHITE SALMON 34

WHITE SALMON -- McClain 3, Story 3, Vanquez 5, Gross 2, Rectz 2, Brending 6, Orr 2, Hylton 9, Swick 2, Childs 0, Olins 0. Totals 11-38 (1) 11-15 34.

LA CENTER -- Samantha Wise 4, Katie Whitten 32, Danielle Larson 0, Allison Smith 0, Hannah Crome 0, Katie Hebdon 0, Andrea Griffey 11, Rachel Moudy 5, Sierra Bloch 0, Ashley Denney 2, Amanda Moudy 0, Kayla Aguiree 0. Totals 22-44 (4) 6-10 54.

White Salmon 14 6 9 5--34

La Center 11 20 11 12--54

JV -- White Salmon won.