Oakesdale splits two games to begin state tournament


Byrne Bennett | Record-Times

Nighthawk Lucy Hockett, 13, goes for a jumpshot against several Wellpinit Lady Reds defenders.

SPOKANE -Jessie Reed was the difference as Oakesdale defeated Wellpinit 46-41 in the 1B Girls State basketball Tournament at the Arena, Wednesday, March 1.

The teams traded baskets in a first half that ended with the Redskins holding a 22-21 lead. The Nighthawks' Reed controlled the offensive glass and capitalized with several putback baskets as she scored 11 of her team's 22 first half points.

In the third quarter, Oakesdale outscored the Redskins 18-11, in part due to an 11-3 run. Reed, Marilla Hockett and Lucy Hockett each scored six points in the quarter.

The Nighthawks led 39-33 at t...

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