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By Bill Stevenson
Gazette editor 

SJEL girls return victorious over DeSales


December 23, 2021

WALLA WALLA — The DeSales Irish tried to catch up but the St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse (SJEL) girls ikept pulling away to win the basketball game, 45-23.

The Eagles victory came on the road.

“We finally got a good feel for our offense,” said SJEL Coach Jeff Gates.

SJEL started the game long lead in the first quarter, scoring 9 points to DeSales’ 2 points. Their lead grew and by halftime the Eagles led 19-8.

In the second half, SJEL poured on the offense in third quarter to add 15 points to the Irish’s 8 points in the third quarter. The fourth quarter was when the Eagles widened the...

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