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State Tournament: Tahoma Bears vs Richland Gunners

Girls 7th Grade Gold Championship Game

For the state title, the Richland Gunners and Tahoma Bears hit the hardwood (or something very similar in appearance) on a court in the Spokane Convention Center. It must have been about the final game played in the tournament, because when I looked up from the action in the second half, I realized that the surrounding courts in the cavernous hall were all deserted, and all remaining eyes were on this game. Continue reading…

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State Tournament: Lake Washington vs Inglemoor

Kangs vs Vikings: 7th Grade Girls Silver Division

In their final game of the tournament, the Lake Washington Kangs lined up against the Inglemoor Vikings on court 12 of the Spokane Convention Center. The two teams were well matched; both athletic, and only a couple of the Kangs players were significantly taller than the Vikings. As the first half got under way, defense didn’t appear to be the priority for either team, but the score remained tight: 11-11 after the first six minutes, and at halftime, the scoreboard read 24-20, with the Kangs just ahead, though there was some dispute about the board’s accuracy. Continue reading…

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State Tournament: Woodinville vs Inglemoor

Falcons vs Vikings: 7th Grade Girls Silver Division

On Saturday evening, the Woodinville Lady Falcons met Vikings on one of the dozen courts checkered across the floor of the Spokane Convention Center. Last November, these two teams met and the Vikings won in an unusually low-scoring game (19-15), and it appeared during the first half that we were in for another close battle-of-the-defenses. After the first eleven minutes of the game, the Viking’s #1 lofted in her layup to tie the game at 10-10, and although the Falcons pulled ahead in the final minutes of the half, the difference was still just a single shot coming out of halftime (13-15). Continue reading…

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State Tournament: Tahoma Bears vs Issaquah Eagles

Bears vs Eagles: 7th Grade Girls Gold Division

Under the yellow lights of the Valley Christian gym on Saturday afternoon, the Tahoma 7th grade girls faced off against a strong team from Issaquah. Through the opening minutes of the game, it looked as though the game would be a close one: Tahoma scored early, but the Eagles evened the score up at 8-8 and again at 10-10. Continue reading…

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State Tournament: Meadowdale vs Inglemoor

7th Grade Girls Silver: Mavericks vs Vikings

Keeping with tradition for St. Patrick’s Day morning, a rejuvenated Vikings team trekked out to the green-walled gym of Salk Middle School to take on the Meadowdale Mavericks. Again, Inglemoor got out to a strong start, leading 6-0 after three minutes of play, and building their lead to 14-2 with six minutes to go in the half. In the closing minutes of the first half, though, Meadowdale held the Vikings scoreless and started fighting their way back, closing the gap to 14-5 at halftime. Continue reading…

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