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By Teren Kowatsch
Whitman County Gazette 

Nighthawk girls advance to state

Oakesdale beats Sunnyside Christian in consolation final


February 23, 2023

Teren Kowatsch | The Gazette

Oakesdale's Lucy Hockett (13) attempts to guard a Sunnyside Christian player in a 1B District 9 consolation final game Feb. 17 in Dayton.

DAYTON - After beating Garfield-Palouse on Feb. 15 to advance to the girls 1B District 9 consolation final, the Oakesdale Nighthawks punched their ticket to state with a 30-29 win against the Sunnyside Christian Knights.

Oakesdale had won its previous meeting with Sunnyside Christian 54-35, but the Knights had a game plan to isolate the Nighthawks on the defensive end, making it harder for Oakesdale to employ the fast-break offense that had won the team so many games this season.

"That's what you'd expect from a loser-out game for sure," Oakesdale head coach Heidi Perry said. "The big thing...

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