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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Pomeroy girls handle Oakesdale for title


February 27, 2020

Maddy Dixon; LouEllen Reed

Pomeroy's Maddy Dixon, Southeast 1B League Player of the Year, blocks a shot by LouEllen Reed Feb. 21 in Walla Walla.

The Pomeroy girls and their long-missing star guard Emma Severs beat Oakesdale 50-39 last last Friday in Walla Walla to take the District Nine title and advance to regionals.

Oakesdale, which split with the Pirates in the regular season – the only team yet to beat Pomeroy – trailed by eight points at halftime.

Severs entered the game in the second quarter, with the game tied 19-19. She soon hit a corner three-pointer. Pomeroy junior McKenzie Watko hit another, with a foul and the Pirates (21-1) pulled ahead 27-21. Watko missed the free throw, but scored on the rebound, 29-21 at halfti...

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