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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

1B girls basketball districts: Colton-Pomeroy girls set to meet for title


February 14, 2019

The No. 1 seed Colton girls advanced to meet No. 2 Pomeroy for the Southeast 1B league/District Nine championship game Wednesday night in Colfax, with the winner going to regionals.

The two teams have been first and second all season in the league standings, with Colton beating the Pirates twice handily.

The winner of Friday’s district tournament title game will be one step away from state at Spokane Arena. The loser drops into a game against the winner of No. 3 seed Oakesdale and No. 4 seed St. John/Endicott/LaCrosse – who lost to Pomeroy and Colton, respectively, last weekend in the district tournament’s first round.

Colton 66-St. John/Endicott/LaCrosse 20

The Colton girls opened the tournament with a home win over St. John/Endicott Jan. 8.

The Wildcats led 18-12 at the end of the first quarter before a 42-2 run in the second and third quarters put it out of reach.

Dakota Patchen, a senior guard, led Colton with 19 points, six rebounds and five steals. Jordyn Moehrle, another senior, added six points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Abby Kelly had 12 points, Maggie Pluid six points and seven rebounds while Addison Kinzer got seven rebounds and Rylee Vining six points and four assists.

Riley Lamb and Glory Dickerson led St. John/Endicott/LaCrosse scorers, each with six points.

Pomeroy 53-Oakesdale 39

Meeting Pomeroy for the third time this season, after double-digit losses in the first two, Oakesdale played the Pirates to a 38-38 tie at the end of the third quarter Feb. 8 at Pomeroy for the first round of the league/district tournament. The Nighthawks were without point guard Lizzy Perry, who rolled her ankle against Garfield/Palouse the week before.

Still, Oakesdale stayed tied with Pomeroy at the end of three. In the fourth, the Pirates went on a 15-1 run to win.

Oakesdale shot 0-for-9 for the quarter and went 1-for-2 from the free throw line.

Logan Reed led the Nighthawks in the loss with 20 points and nine rebounds while Julie Baljo scored 11 points and LouEllen Reed had four points and 13 rebounds.

Perry was set to be back in the lineup Wednesday.

“We’re all healthy and ready to go,” said coach Dan Brown.


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