By Byrne Bennett
The Gazette 

Nighthawks take home fourth-place trophy

Oakesdale tops Waterville-Mansfield in final state game


Byrne Bennett | The Gazette

SPOKANE -Oakesdale saved its best for last on the final day of the 1B Girls State Basketball Tournament. The Nighthawks routed Waterville-Mansfield 55-28 to earn a fourth-place finish at the Spokane Arena Saturday, March 4.

From the get-go, Oakesdale proved its superiority over the Shockers with an 18-3 run. The Shockers answered with a 10-0 run of their own in the second quarter, but it wasn't enough to reel in Oakesdale.

Jessie Reed and Lucy Hockett accounted for 14 of Oakesdale's points as the Nighthawks led at the half 22-14.

In the third quarter, the Nighthawks outscored Waterville-Ma...

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