By Teren Kowatsch
Whitman County Gazette 

Nighthawks fail to hold off Vikings

Mossyrock gets comeback win against Oakesdale in state tourney


Alec Dietz | the Chronicle

Oakesdale guard Marilla Hockett looks to pass against Mossyrock in the opening round of the 1B State Tournament Feb. 25 at W.F. West. in Chehalis.

CHEHALIS - The Oakesdale Nighthawks began its bid for a state 1B girls basketball crown on Feb. 25 at W.F. West High School in Chehalis as the seventh-seed against the second-seeded Mossyrock Vikings.

Oakesdale couldn't secure the upset and lost to Mossyrock 52-48 to drop to the round of 12 on March 1 in the Spokane Arena.

In the opening quarter, defense was on the display for both squads, with the Nighthawks owning the slight edge in the (at that point) defensive battle. The Vikings trailed 12-9 going into the second quarter.

The second quarter was almost identical to the first, this time...

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