Girls basketball: La Center 40, Ilwaco 25

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Katie Whitten scored seven of her game-high 12 points in the third quarter to help La Center pull away for a Trico League win.

The Wildcats extended an 18-14 halftime lead to 33-18 after three quarters.

Whitten added five assists and six steals. Katie Hebdon added six points and five rebounds, and Shelby Vermuelen had six rebounds.

LA CENTER 40, ILWACO 25

ILWACO -- Ellsworth 10, Lindstrom 2, McMillan 4, Tapio 1, Trusty 2, Coffin 6, Bentley 0. Totals 10-38 (0) 5-21 25.

LA CENTER -- Katie Whitten 12, Alicen Smith 0, Ashley Denney 2, Kayla Aguirre 3, Andrea Griffee 9, Katie Hebdon 6, Rachel Moudy 6, Amanda Moudy 0, Shelby Vermuelen 2. Totals 15-40 (5) 5-10 40.

Ilwaco 10 4 4 7--25

La Center 10 8 15 7--40

JV -- Ilwaco won.