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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

1B boys basketball: Viking boys run Colton, even record


December 20, 2018

Ely Hawkins and Riley Pedersen

Ely Hawkins and Riley Pedersen of Garfield/Palouse go up for a rebound against Colton's Parker Druffel and Reece Chadwick in the Vikings' 73-29 win.

They switched from Nike to Under Armour for uniforms, added more facial hair and a tattoo. Their point guard is listed at three inches taller than last year and they started 0-3.

The Garfield-Palouse boys since have won four consecutive games to even their 2018-19 season record at 4-4, tied with Oakesdale for first place in the Southeast 1B league.

The reason for the winless start?

Perhaps its best explained by pregame music at the Palouse gym.

"It's tricky," as Run-DMC rapped. "Tricky, tricky, tricky."

Whatever the cause(s), Gar/Pal nonetheless handed Colton a 73-29 loss Dec. 14, dominati...

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