Boys basketball: La Center 70, Washougal 63

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Avery Seter answered the challenge.

At halftime, La Center boys basketball coach Jeremy Ecklund got into his junior guard a bit.

“I challenged him at halftime a little bit to get to the rim and be more of a big scoring guard,” Ecklund said.

Seter responded to perfection, scoring 16 of his game-high 30 points in the third quarter to help the Wildcats to a 70-63 victory over the Washougal Panthers on Tuesday night.

Seter had two of his three 3-pointers in the period as part of La Center’s 25-point quarter. Washougal nearly matched the Wildcats point for point in the eight minutes, and Hunter Ecklund put the game away in the fourth with five free throws after La Center’s 13-point lead was trimmed to single digits. Ecklund finished with 24 points, six rebounds and three steals.

Moses McEwen led Washougal with 18 points and Carson Adams added 15.

LA CENTER 70, WASHOUGAL 63

WASHOUGAL — Kol Mael 0, Alex Orr 3, Carter Murray 7, Ben Gutkind 2, Moses McEwen 18, Ryan Bausch 4, Kade Coons 4, Carson Adams 15, John Miner 8, Nick Oakes 2. Totals 25 (4) 9-17 63.

LA CENTER — Shaydon Amstutz 3, Colby Shaw 5, Saige Keep 4, Colin Obot 0, Avery Seter 30, Matt Bryant 2, Hunter Ecklund 24, Mason Weaver 0, Wyatt Siebert 2, Jack Hiller 0. Totals 23 (4) 20-29 70.

Washougal 10 13 21 10–63

La Center 12 16 25 17–70

JV — Washougal won.

C — Washougal won.