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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Colton girls hunt for 10th title


February 28, 2019

The Colton girls met the Concordia Christian Hawks in Spokane Valley Saturday evening and led 17-10 at the end of the first quarter.

It went from there, Colton and its stable of three-year starters, defending state 1B champions, on the road back to state at Spokane Arena.

After a Maggi Pluid drive and score late in the third quarter, they led 52-22.

Concordia Christian of Tacoma brought 13 cheerleaders, a mascot and a band.

Colton's Dakota Patchen hit a three-pointer from the corner for 55-25. Then Patchen from the top of the key, 58-26, Patchen from the sideline, 61-26.

Into the fourth quarter, Jordyn Moehrle, another senior, hit from the top of the key for 68-31.

“Dribble it, pass it, we-want-a-basket!” called the Hawks cheerleaders.

Patchen hit another three-pointer from the sideline. That was not the basket they were talking about.

Final score was 76-41.

Emily Schultheis led the Wildcats with 19 points while Patchen had 16, Abby Kelly 13 and Rylee Vining 12.

Isabella Foxley led Concordia Christian with 22 points.

Colton advanced to state with a first-round bye. The no. 1-seed Wildcats will play Thursday at 10:30 a.m. against the winner of Selkirk and Taholah.


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