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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

1B boys basketball: 'Hawks handle Pirates, edge Tigers


January 24, 2019

Ryan Henning

Oakesdale freshman guard Ryan Henning shoots in the second half of a 54-30 home win over Pomeroy.

Coach Carl Crider asked if he was ready and no. 11 got up and went and sat on the open bleachers in front of the scorer's table at the Oakesdale gym.

The Southeast 1B league standings hung high on the wall behind him. At 2:52 left in the first quarter, the buzzer buzzed and Matt Hockett stood and jogged into the game to applause.

Making his first game appearance this year Jan. 18 after injuring an ankle in football [for Colfax, in a co-op agreement with a 1B school without a football team], the starting point guard was back. Nearing the end of the quarter, Hockett drove into the key and hit...

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