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Boys basketball: La Center 66, Elma 52

The Columbian
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La Center took control with a big second quarter, then held off the pesky Eagles to advance to the 1A district semifinals.

“Elma played us tough,” La Center coach Jeremy Ecklund said. “They outrebounded us. I think maybe they were a little better than our boys thought.”

La Center trailed 12-11 after one quarter. But the Wildcats were able to get the ball inside more in the second quarter, which enabled them to take a 35-24 lead into halftime.

“We were able to score inside, which allowed us to get into our press and wreck some havoc there,” Ecklund said.

Riley Fender had a career-high 14 points and six rebounds. Hunter Ecklund had 24 points, five assists and four steals.

LA CENTER 66, ELMA 52

ELMA (10-11) — Canon Seaberg 10, Cobey Moore 7, Nick Church 11, Sawyer Witt 11, Noah Huttula 0, Brady Johnston 7, Josiah Jones-Wyeth 0, Raiden Aho 6. Totals 18 (6) 10-21 52.

LA CENTER (15-6) — Hunter Ball 5, Parker Ball 3, Shawn Child 3, Jeremy Humphrey 6, Isaiah Romero 11, Riley Fender 14, Cedric Hubler 0, Hunter Ecklund 24, Pettit 0. Totals 24 (6) 13-22 66.

Elma 12 12 12 16–52

La Center 11 24 13 18–66

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