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Dec. 9, 2023

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Boys basketball: La Center 95, Columbia-White Salmon 48

The Columbian

Matt Bryant scored 31 points to lead the Wildcats to a Trico League win on the road.

Bryant had 19 points in the first half, which ended with La Center ahead 52-23. Colby Shaw added 15 points as five Wildcats scored in double figures.

“It’s always hard to play up there after that long bus ride,” La Center coach Jeremy Ecklund said. “We came out with a lot of energy.”

La Center’s leading scorer Hunter Ecklund (19.4 points) did not play after suffering a bruised quad in the Wildcats previous game. Jeremy Ecklund doesn’t believe he’ll be sidelined for long.


LA CENTER — Hunter Ball 5, Colby Shaw 15, Parker Ball 3, Ben Kelley 11, Tobey Deemer 4, Evan Norris 12, Avery Seter 12, Matt Bryant 31, Jeremy Humphrey 2, Riley Fender 0. Totals 39 (9) 8-11 95.

COLUMBIA-WHITE SALMON — Chandlor Bucklin 0, Austin Charters 6, Gregory Haner 2, Hunter Harmon 10, Trenton Howard 0, Stanley Hylton 4, Oscar Kirkwood 2, Jacob Lockman 17, Zackary Pettit 4, Zavier Smith 0, Isaac Wang 3. Totals 21 (2) 4-8 48.

La Center 27 25 31 12–95

ColumbiaWS 12 11 13 12–48

JV — La Center won.

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