Boys basketball: Austin Nixon is perfect from the line in the second half as La Center beats Stevenson

Austin Nixon went 14-for-14 from the free throw line in the second half, and the La Center boys basketball team went 20-for-22 from the line in the second half. The Wildcats defeated Stevenson 66-56 in a Trico League game on Friday.

Nixon had 19 points and Logan Rainey had 12.

The Wildcats (8-8, 5-1 Trico) hit five 3-pointers in the second quarter, turning a 16-6 deficit into a 35-22 halftime lead.

Katzen Bach had 19 to lead Stevenson (8-5, 1-5).

KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN 80, CASTLE ROCK 33 — Giovani Evanson had 32 of his 40 points at halftime as the Knights took a 48-28 lead and then ran away with the Tricolleague victory.

Jaydon Hall added 10 points and five assists and Matthew Belefsky had eight rebounds for the Knights.

Tristino Marino had 14 to lead Castle Rock.

During the break, King’s Way Christian honored 2020 graduate Brady Metz, who scored his 1,000th state tournament point a week before the COVID lockdown, and the school didn’t have a chance to honor him until Friday night.

SETON CATHOLIC 58, COLUMBIA-WHITE SALMON 34 — Jack Jenniges scored 12 of his 13 points in the first half and Brady Angelo added 12 of his 14 points in the second half in the Cougars’ Trica League win.

CAMAS 77, KELSO 57 — With several players struggling to foul, freshman Ethan Harris had his best game of the season with 19 points and nine rebounds for the visiting Papermakers.

Beckett Curry led Camas with 24 points, hitting six of the Papermakers’ 13 three-pointers.

Theo McMillan added 12 points to become the winningest player in Camas High School history.

Peyton Stewart led Kelso with 20 points.

BATTLEFIELD 92, MOUNTAIN VIEW 69 — Tate Spencer scored 20 of his game-high 32 points in the second half and Ty Robertson had 28 points in three quarters as the Tigers (11-3) beat visiting Mountain View (10-4) in a non-conference game league

Isaiah Vargas scored 26 points and Peter Nguyen added 19 for the Thunder.

SKYVIEW 79, PRAIRIE 52 — The Storm led 22-5 after the first quarter and went on to win the non-league game at Prairie.

Skyview (9-7), which had all 10 players score, was led by DeMary Collins’ 20 points. Sophomore Jayven Fletch added 14 points, seven assists and five rebounds, while Joshua Chatman had 12 points.

Prairie (4-12) was led by Tyson Davis’ 15 points and Bailey Kusansawat’s 14 points.

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