By Teren Kowatsch
Whitman County Gazette 

Vikings' season ends against Nighthawks

Oakesdale girls dominate Garfield-Palouse in consolation semifinal


February 23, 2023

Teren Kowatsch | The Gazette

Garfield-Palouse's Kyra Brantner (left) dribbles towards the basket while guarded by Oakesdale's Jessie Reed (right) during a 1B District 9 tournament game Feb. 15 in Dayton

DAYTON - Two familiar Whitman County foes in the Garfield-Palouse Vikings and Oakesdale Nighthawks girls basketball teams faced off on Feb. 15 to determine who would face Sunnyside Christian in the 1B District 9 consolation bracket final.

The win would go to Oakesdale, who beat Garfield-Palouse 54-23 in a dominant showing.

The Lady Vikings opened the game with a 4-0 advantage, keeping the Nighthawks offense to the perimeter and limiting opportunities for points from inside the paint.

Oakesdale started to get more and more rebounds and, as a result, opened the full-court offense that had wo...

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