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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

Eagles basketball stumbles then soars

Lost to Oakesdale, next day defeats Wilbur-Creston


ST. JOHN — The season started with mixed results for the St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse boys basketball team, winning one and losing one.

The season opener went to Oakesdale 42-33 in Washtucna on May 17. They bounced back the next day to beat Wilbur-Creston 48-33.

The Nighthawks came on strong to make it a defensive game for the Eagles, said St. John Coach Mike Stubbs. The team had little time to prepare for their first game with the constant changes in schedules from COVID precautions.

“There was adrenaline. There was first game anxiety,” said Stubbs. “For being a first game, it was a...

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