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Boys basketball roundup: La Center stays alive by eliminating King’s Way 60-55

Austin Nixon scored 19 points and La Center was a perfect 10 for 10 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter as the Wildcats eliminated King’s Way Christian in the 1A district boys basketball tournament, 60-55, on Friday at La Center.

A close game throughout,  King’s Way (8-15) led 15-12 after the first quarter, then La Center took a 28-25 lead into halftime and led 42-40 going into the final eight minutes.

Anthony Larkin was 6 for 6 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter and finished with 12 points for the Wildcats (11-13). Parker McKinney added 10 points.

King’s Way was led in scoring by Jackson Lovato’s 17 points and Jaydon Hall’s 16.

La Center advances to take on Montesano on Wednesday in a loser-out game.

STEVENSON 68, HOQUIAM 58 — The Bulldogs (13-8) stayed alive in the 1A district tournament by eliminating visiting Hoquiam. Stevenson advances to play Elma in a loser-out game Wednesday.