By Teren Kowatsch
Whitman County Gazette 

Wildcats scrape by Lions in opening round


Teren Kowatsch | The Gazette

Colton's Sidni Whitcomb (right) tries to guard Moses Lake Christian's Allison Stanley (left) during a 1B state tournament game Feb. 25 in Cheney. BOTTOM: Colton's Grace Kuhle (2) dribbles past a Moses Lake Christian defender in a 1B state tournament game Feb. 25 in Cheney

CHENEY - The one-loss Colton Wildcats girls basketball team, fresh off a 1B District 9 title, opened the proceedings of the WIAA 1B state tournament against the three-loss Moses Lake Christian Lions. It took an overtime period, but Colton was able to get it done, beating Moses Lake Christian 61-58.

Early momentum belonged to the Lions, who opened the game with a 9-0 run that remained uninterrupted until 4:04 to go in the first quarter, when Sidni Whitcomb made one of two free throw attempts to get the Wildcats on the board, down 9-1.

Colton spent the remaining four minutes of the opening fr...

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