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Prep basketball: Seton, La Center boys to meet for final state berth from 1A District 4

Camas boys fall to defending champ Curtis in 4A bi-district semifinal

By Columbian staff
Published: February 16, 2023, 11:14pm

Trico League foes La Center and Seton Catholic are set to meet Saturday for the final berth to 1A state out of District 4 after both won loser-out games Thursday in the district tournament.

La Center (12-11) and Seton (16-7) will tipoff at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Castle Rock High School in the third-place game.

The teams split their two meetings this season.

King’s Way Christian vs. Elma follows at 7 p.m. for the district championship.

SETON CATHOLIC 63, HOQUIAM 45 — Brady Angelo scored a game-high 21 points as the Cougars eliminated Hoquiam (17-6) in the 1A district tournament game at Montesano.

Seton built up a 38-19 lead by halftime and finished strong by going 10-for-10 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter. For the game, Seton was 19 of 22 at the line.

Angelo scored 11 of his 21 points in the first quarter. Also for the Cougars, Rico George had 16 points and Jack Jenniges 14.

LA CENTER 81, EATONVILLE 59 — The Wildcats scored their most points in a game since December to knock out Eatonville (13-9) from the 1A district tournament.

Boston Walker poured in a game-high 22 points for La Center with eight points in the first and fourth quarters.

Ausin Nixon had 15 points and Colby Hylton scored 12 as La Center shut the door by outscoring Eatonville 26-14 in the fourth quarter.

CURTIS 79, CAMAS 44 — The defending 4A state champion Vikings won their 11th game in a row, beating the Papermakers in the semifinals of the 4A bi-district tournament at University Place.

Camas (17-6) trailed 13-8 after the first quarter, but gradually Curtis (23-3) put more distance between them as the game wore on.

The Vikings held Camas’ leading scorer Beckett Currie to just four points. The Papermakers were led in scoring by Josh Dabasinskas with 16 points, all in the first three quarters.

Camas, which has already clinched a berth to the regional round of state, will play Federal Way (21-2) for third place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Curtis High School. Federal Way lost to Olympia 77-68 on Thursday night.

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