Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Garth Meyer
Gazette Repoter 

Oakesdale boys run by No. 1 Odessa


Last Saturday in Spokane, it may have seemed the Oakesdale boys were startled by a ringing phone in an unfamiliar place and answered it to hear Ryan Moffett on the line.

“It was a little unexpected,” said Carl Crider, Oakesdale coach, of his team's 65-32 loss to Odessa in regionals Feb. 29. “You'll have a couple, what you would call 'stinker' games per year.”

Oakesdale had played Odessa in January at home and lost by nine points, the game tied with two and a half minutes left.

This time, the Tigers led 19-9 at the end of the first quarter and 32-16 at haltime.

“The closest it got...

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