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Oakesdale girls beat Pomeroy, make final


March 12, 2020

The Oakesdale girls react after their 37-34 win over Pomeroy in the state 1B semifinals at Spokane Arena.

Three weeks ago, leading up to the Oakesdale girls district playoff game against Colton, Nighthawks Coach Heidi Perry told her team something.

Back in September, after she was hired to coach the varsity girls this year, she changed the passcode on her phone to 030720 – March 7, 2020, the day of the state basketball finals.

Perry had told the team all season they were one of the best teams in the state.

How did she know?

"I know who those girls are, what they have inside them," she said. "I don't think a lot of teams were prepared for the style of defense we played."

On March 7, Oakesdale...

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