Boys basketball: La Center 77, Hockinson 62

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A third-quarter scoring surge helped the Wildcats pull away for good to secure the nonleague victory.

La Center had four players reach double figured, led by Hunter Ecklund’s 21 points. Avery Seter added 20, and Matt Bryant and Colby Shaw finished with 15 and 13 points, respectively.

La Center trailed 30-27 at the break before going on a 23-10 run in the third quarter to take the lead for good over the 2A Hawks.

La Center coach Jeremy Ecklund said he challenged his Wildcats to attack the rim to begin the third quarter, which in turn, opens up shooters. It helped with their 11 3-pointers in the game.

LA CENTER 77, HOCKINSON 62

HOCKINSON — Micah Paulsen 5, Canon Racanelli 2, Peyton Brammer 21, Ki Haden 2, Carson Yinger, 0 Sawyer Racanelli 2, Caleb Newman 7, Cameron Venema 10, Mason Panfiglio 13, Grant Garver 0. Totals 21 (4) 16-25 62.

LA CENTER — Shaydon Amstutz 3, Colby Shaw 13, Saige Keep 3, Colin Obot 0, Evan Norris 0, Avery Seter 20, Matt Bryant 15, Hunter Ecklund 21, Mason Weaver 0, Wyatt Siebert 4 , Jack Hiller 0. Totals 26 (11) 16-19 77.

Hockinson 13 17 10 22–62

La Center 12 15 23 27–77

JV — La Center

C — Hockinson won.