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By Roger Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Colton girls end year 5th in state


March 10, 2022

Olivia Harnack | The Gazette

The Colton girls basketball team receives the fifth-place state 1B trophy on Saturday, March 5.

SPOKANE - The District 9 presence was felt in the state tournament, with Colton having to face league rivals Pomeroy and Garfield-Palouse during the four-day tournament.

The Wildcats opened their state 1B basketball tournament with a bye, then immediately faced Pomeroy.

Unbeknownst to the players, No. 2-ranked Colton's 57-43 win over the No. 8 Pirates would pave the way for Pomeroy to place higher at state.

Colton opened the state tournament in Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena by dominated Pomeroy.

The Wildcats had a 13-5 lead after one quarter and a 30-18 lead at the half. The Pirates close...

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