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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Gar/Pal eliminated in first round


March 7, 2019

Blake Jones

Late fourth quarter, Gar/Pal's Blake Jones drives for the lead as Naselle's Corey Gregory blocks the shot.

A shifting lineup and a late push by Garfield/Palouse to re-take the lead – coming from 10 points down – ended in a 54-51 loss to Naselle, eliminating the Vikings in the first round at state at Spokane Arena.

With under two minutes left, after Gar/Pal re-took the lead at 50-49 on an Austin Jones drive to the basket, two Blake Jones free throws kept them up by one when a three-pointer from Naselle's Kolby Glenn, a sophomore guard, put the Comets up by two again with 35 seconds on the clock.

Gar/Pal still had time. Austin Jones drove through the key to the basket and Naselle's Ethan Linds...

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