Girls basketball: Woodland 48, La Center 35

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A fast start carried the Trico League leading Beavers to the win at La Center.

Mckenna Mulder scored nine of her game-high 17 points in the first quarter, helping the Beavers to a 14-3 lead.

La Center clawed back, getting within five points in the second half. But Woodland closed out the win at the foul line.

"I've got to give La Center credit," Woodland coach Glen Flanagan said. "They started shooting deeper and deeper 3s and hit some, so that was scary."

Flanagan said Mulder played a great game despite fouling out in the second half.

"The key for us was getting the ball into Mulder early and establish the inside game," Flanagan said.

La Center (12-4 overall) is in third place in the Trico League at 10-4. Woodland improved to 15-0, 13-0 In league play.

For the Wildcats, Andrea Griffee scored 12 points and Katie Whitten 10 points. Whitten also had seven assists and five steals. Katie Hebdon pulled down seven rebounds.

Sidra Malik had 11 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals for Woodland. Mulder added seven rebounds, and Jessica Flanaga also had seven rebounds and five steals. Kendall Grell had six assists.

WOODLAND 48, LA CENTER 35

WOODLAND -- Madison Sorenson 2, Mckenna Mulder 17, Sidra Malik 11, Jessica Flanagan 5, Kendall Grell 7, Amber Malik 2, Kate Cochran 4. Totals 20-48 (2) 6-14 48.

LA CENTER -- Katie Whitten 10, Ashley Denney 1, Andrea Griffee 12, Katie Hebdon 6, Rachel Moudy 6, Amanda Moudy 0, Shelby Vermuelen 0, Emily Lyons 0. Totals 11-48 (6) 7-12 35.

Woodland 14 13 11 10--48

La Center 3 12 14 6--35

JV -- Woodland won.