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Mead Senior Gets Parting Shot

It was Aaliyah Johnson’s moment. One she never thought she’d have. Johnson ran down the basketball court Thursday, hoping to make the shot. The fingers of her right hand pinched the seam of her Mead Panthers uniform, while her left arm pumped as she ran. Her teammates set a screen, blocking the opposing Gonzaga Prep players, and she heaved the basketball toward the rim with her one good hand. She missed. A teammate rebounded and threw the ball right back to her and she took another shot. The second shot was closer. It hit the side of the backboard and then the other team grabbed it and ran down the court/Lisa Leinberger, SR. More here. (SR photo: Dan Pelle)

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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