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Centennial High School basketball game honors Clayton Boen

Posted at 6:30 AM, Jan 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-18 02:38:49-05

16-year-old Clayton Boen was killed Sunday, January 14 after being involved in a DUI crash near Madison Michelle Way and Renfro Road. 

The Centennial High School basketball game Tuesday against Garces High School was a celebration of Clayton Boen.

There was a moment of silence for Boen at the start of the game and the team gifted the game ball to his family. 

The game began with the 'spirit' of Boen as one of the Golden Eagles' starters. 

Authorities say Boen was the passenger in the car and was sitting improperly "with his torso extending out of the open window." He was ejected during a turn.

BPD says the driver, a 17-year-old, was under the influence. 

He now faces vehicular manslaughter, DUI, and other charges. He's been booked into juvenile hall. The driver has not yet been identified.