By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

One for the ages in Whitman County: Vikings take Oakesdale, league on last shot


February 7, 2019

Austin Jones

--Cap Perry photo

Garfield/Palouse sophomore guard Austin Jones takes the shot to win.

It came down to two deep shots from Austin Jones, the last of which left his hands with 4.8 seconds remaining.

In the crowded Oakesdale gym Saturday night, Feb. 2, with double-doors behind the stage curtains propped wide open to cool it down, Garfield/Palouse and Oakesdale met for the second time this season, the two teams tied for first-place in the Southeast 1B league all year.

The Vikings broke the tie, winning 41-39 after Jones, a Gar/Pal sophomore guard, hit a last three-pointer from near the 10-foot volleyball line. Just before, Oakesdale's Evan Henning made two free throws to put Oak...

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