By Teren Kowatsch
Whitman County Gazette 

Wildcats win District crown

Colton beats Yakama Nation Tribal for District 9 Title.


February 23, 2023

Teren Kowatsch | The Gazette

The Colton Wildcats girls basketball team poses with the District 9 championship plaque after a win against Yakama Nation Tribal Feb. 17 in Dayton.

DAYTON - The Colton Wildcats girls basketball team withstood a competitive Yakama Nation Tribal Eagles team to win 46-40 and secure a 1B District 9 title and a top-seed in the upcoming WIAA 1B state basketball tournament.

Colton had played Yakama Nation Tribal earlier in the season, winning 60-23 on Dec. 17.

If there was any expectation that the game on Feb. 17 would be a repeat of December, those expectations were quickly erased.

The Eagles started with a 6-0 advantage over the Wildcats, before back-to-back 3-pointers from Kyndra Stout and Grace Kuhle tied the game at six apiece with 4:26...

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