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State B Hardwood Classic 2014

State B action with the 1B and 2B boys and girls kicks off at the Arena, Thursday, March 6, 2014.


2B boys: Lind-Ritzville/Sprague

Morton-White Pass defeats Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 73-56 to advance to the semifinals.


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Lind-Ritzville/Sprague’s Cort Ruzicka (15) drives to the basket as Rylon Kolb (4) of Morton-White Pass defends during the first half of a boy’s WIAA State 2b second-round basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Spokane Arena.


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Heading into the key, Lind-Ritzville/Sprague’s Cort Ruzicka, right, runs into Jesse Eveland of Morton-White Pass during the first half of a WIAA State 2b Boys basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Spokane Arena.


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Lind-Ritzville/Sprague’s Ryan Whitmore (22) and Kalen Dunlap (13) of Morton-White Pass compete for a rebound during the first half of a WIAA State 2b Boys basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Spokane Arena.


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Lind-Ritzville/Sprague’s Ryan Whitmore (22) and Zach Walton (5) of Morton-White Pass tangle up in the key during the first half of a boy’s WIAA State 2b second-round basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Spokane Arena.


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Lind-Ritzville/Sprague’s Cort Ruzicka (15) and Jesse Eveland (44) of Morton-White Pass compete for a rebound during the first half of a WIAA State 2b Boys basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Spokane Arena.


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Lind-Ritzville/Sprague’s Dylan Hartz (10) takes a shoot over Kaleb Poquette and Zach Walton (in back) of Morton-White Pass during the second half of a WIAA State 2b Boys basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Spokane Arena.


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Kalen Dunlap (13) of Morton-White Pass takes a shot as Lind-Ritzville/Sprague’s Dylan Hartz defends during the second half of a WIAA State 2b Boys basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Spokane Arena.


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The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague student section cheers on their Bronco’s basketball team during the second half of a WIAA State 2b Boys basketball game against Morton-White Pass, Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Spokane Arena.


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Kalen Dunlap of Morton-White Pass shoots over Kyle Canaday (20) during the second half of a WIAA State 2b Boys basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Spokane Arena.


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Kalen Dunlap (13) of Morton-White Pass blocks a shot by Lind-Ritzville/Sprague’s Cort Ruzicka (15) during the second half of a WIAA State 2b Boys basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Spokane Arena.


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Jesse Eveland of Morton-White Pass, left, picks up a loose ball from Lind-Ritzville/Sprague’s Jacob Saetre during the second half of a WIAA State 2b Boys basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Spokane Arena.


1B boys: Pomeroy vs. Wellpinit

Pomeroy defeated Wellpinit 62-38 to advance to the semifinals.


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Pomeroy’s Cody LaMunyan can’t stop Wellpinit’s James Best, 5, during the 1B Boys Hardwood Classic basketball game, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Veterans Arena.


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Pomeroy fans, including from left, Torrie Lokker, 17, Mackie Monaham, 18, and Ireland Mayfield, 15, hoot and holler for their team as introductions are made before the 1B Boys Hardwood Classic basketball game against Wellpinit, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Veterans Arena.


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Pomeroy’s Cody LaMunyan powers through Wellpinit’s James Best, 5, and Triston Andrews for control during the 1B Boys Hardwood Classic basketball game, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Veterans Arena.


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Pomeroy cheerleaders, including Lexi Coleman, 16, stand at attention during the playing of the National Anthem before the 1B Boys Hardwood Classic basketball game against Wellpinit, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Veterans Arena.


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Pomeroy’s Bryan McGreevy flies past Wellpinit’s James Best, 5, during the 1B Boys Hardwood Classic basketball game, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Veterans Arena.


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Wellpinit’s Brodie Ford attacks over Pomeroy’s Riley Bott during their 1B Boys Hardwood Classic game, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Veterans Arena. Pomeroy coach Brian Miller is at left.


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Wellpinit fans, including fromleft, Gabby Corral, Sr., Talon Burke, Gabby Corral, Jr., and U’dell Corral, bang drums during their 1B Boys Hardwood Classic game against Pomeroy, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Veterans Arena.


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Pomeroy’s Cody LaMunyan defends against Wellpinit’s James Best, 5, during the 1B Boys Hardwood Classic basketball game, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Veterans Arena.


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Wellpinit’s Brodie Ford rips a rebound away from Pomeroy’s Riley Bott during their 1B Boys Hardwood Classic game, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Veterans Arena.


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Pomeroy’s Tyson Feider and Wellpinit’s Jason Holt contest for a loose ball during the 1B Boys Hardwood Classic basketball game, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Veterans Arena. Feider gained control.


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Pomeroy’s Cade Gingerich, 10, powers through pressure by Wellpinit’s Cliffy Brigman, left, and Jacob Borwn, during the 1B Boys Hardwood Classic basketball game, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Veterans Arena.


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Wellpinit’s Jason Holt tangles with Pomeroy’s Tyson Feider, 30, and Cole Mayfield for a rebound in their 1B Hardwood Classic game, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Veterans Arena.


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Pomeroy’s Cort Lamunyan drives on Wellpinit’s Brodie Ford and Eugene Lasarte, 22, during the 1B Boys Hardwood Classic basketball game, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Veterans Arena.


2B girls: Northwest Christian vs. Bear Creek

Northwest Christian defeated Bear Creek 52-14 to advance to the semifinals.


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Northwest Christian’s Chanel Knight attacks Bear Creek’s Darrlyn McDonough down low in their 2B Girls Hardwood Classic game, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Veterans Arena. NWC won 52-14.


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A Northwest Christian fan displays four picture buttons of Crusaders player Chanel Knight before their game with Bear Creek, March 6, 2014, at the 2B Girls Hardwood Classic in the Spokane Veterans Arena.


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Northwest Christian’s Treasure Farmer eyes the bucket with pressure from Bear Creek’s Tara Leuenberger in their 2B Girls Hardwood Classic game, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Veterans Arena.


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Northwest Christian’s Mackenzie Gray takes on the Bear Creek’s defense in their 2B Girls Hardwood Classic game, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Veterans Arena.


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Northwest Christian’s Alexis Tibbetts drives on Bear Creek’s Hailey Morgan in their 2B Girls Hardwood Classic game, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Veterans Arena


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Northwest Christian’s Treasure Farmer powers past Bear Creek’s Tara Leuenberger in their 2B Girls Hardwood Classic game, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Veterans Arena


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Northwest Christian’s Alexis Tibbetts elevates over Bear Creek’s Darryln McDonough in their 2B Girls Hardwood Classic game, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Veterans Arena


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Northwest Christian’s bench explodes with joy after teammate Alexis Tibbetts hit a shot in the closing moments against Bear Creek in their 2B Girls Hardwood Classic game, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Veterans Arena. NWC won 52-14.


2B girls: Colfax vs. La Conner

Colfax defeated La Conner 49-29 to advance to the semifinals.


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Colfax Bulldogs player Scout Cai (cq) pulls up for an athletic jumper in front of Aubrey Stewart (40), left, and Nicole Henriksen (20), right, in the Bulldogs’ 49-28 win over La Conner in the first round of the 2014 2B Girls hardwood Classic Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014, at the Spokane Arena.


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The Colfax Bulldogs’ player Nicole Sheer, foreground, and La Conner’s Lauren Reynolds chase a loose ball to the groundin the Bulldogs’ 49-28 win over La Conner in the first round of the 2014 2B Girls hardwood Classic Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 at the Spokane Arena.


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The Colfax Bulldogs’ Nicole Sheer, with the ball, is mobbed by La Conner’s defense in the Bulldogs’ 49-28 win over La Conner in the first round of the 2014 2B Girls hardwood Classic Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 at the Spokane Arena.


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The Colfax Bulldogs’ Kori Goodwin, left, comes in hot on the fast break and throws up an off-balance shot against La Conner’s Aubrey Stewart in the Bulldogs’ 49-28 win over La Conner in the first round of the 2014 2B Girls hardwood Classic Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 at the Spokane Arena. Goodwin was called for the offensive foul.


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The Colfax Bulldogs’ coach Corey Baerlocher, center, talks about making the adjustments to put the La Conner Braves on their heels in the second half in the Bulldogs’ 49-28 win over La Conner in the first round of the 2014 2B Girls hardwood Classic Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 at the Spokane Arena.


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The Colfax Bulldogs’ Amara Huber, center, is mobbed by the La Conner Braves’ Anna Cook, left, and Aubrey Stewart, right, on her way to the basket in the Bulldogs’ 49-28 win over La Conner in the first round of the 2014 2B Girls hardwood Classic Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 at the Spokane Arena.


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The Colfax Bulldogs’ Andra Hamilton (10) struggles to get the ball away when pressed in the back court by La Conner’s Katie Novak (2) in the Bulldogs’ 49-28 win over La Conner in the first round of the 2014 2B Girls hardwood Classic Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 at the Spokane Arena.


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The Colfax Bulldogs’ Amara Huber, center, slips into the paint and shoots over the La Conner Braves’ Aubrey Stewart, left, and Anna Cook, right, in the Bulldogs’ 49-28 win over La Conner in the first round of the 2014 2B Girls hardwood Classic Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 at the Spokane Arena.


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The Colfax Bulldogs’ Nicole Sheer, left, takes the charge at midcourt while in a full-court press against La Conner’s Katie McKnight, right, in the Bulldogs’ 49-28 win over La Conner in the first round of the 2014 2B Girls hardwood Classic Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 at the Spokane Arena.


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The La Conner Braves’ Lauren Reynolds, left, and Nakiya Edwards, right, go for the ball as the Colfax Bulldogs’ Katelyn Scholz, center, struggles to complete a steal in the Bulldogs’ 49-28 win over La Conner in the first round of the 2014 2B Girls hardwood Classic Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 at the Spokane Arena.


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The Colfax Bulldogs’ Olivia Mellor, center is defended by the La Conner Braves’ Aubrey Stewart, left, and Nicole Henriksen, right, in the paint in the Bulldogs’ 49-28 win over La Conner in the first round of the 2014 2B Girls hardwood Classic Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 at the Spokane Arena.


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Colfax Bulldogs players Andra Hamilton (10) and Amara Huber (1) celebrate a late buck by their teammates in their 49-28 win over La Conner in the first round of the 2014 2B Girls hardwood Classic Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 at the Spokane Arena.


1B girls: Wilbur Creston vs. Pateros

Pateros defeats Wilbur Creston, 51-47.


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As Wilbur-Creston post Kaelee Reed (42) enters the key, Pateros guard Lorie LeDoux (22) gets a hand on the ball during the first half of a WIAA State 1b Girls basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Arena.


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Wilbur-Creston’s Kaelee Reed (42) heads to the basket as Pateros wing Lauren Gelstin (2) defends during the first half of a WIAA State 1b Girls basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Arena.


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Wilbur-Creston Kaelee Reed, left, and Pateros forward Ashton Steggall (24) battle for control of the ball during the first half of a WIAA State 1b Girls basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Arena.


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Pateros forward Jessi Dowers, left, and Wilbur-Creston post Kaelee Reed battle for control of the ball during the first half of a WIAA State 1b Girls basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Arena.


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Wilbur-Creston Kaelee Reed (42) grabs a rebound over Pateros forward Ashton Steggall (24) and Pateros forward Jessi Dowers (14) during the first half of a WIAA State 1b Girls basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Arena.


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Wilbur-Creston post Kaelee Reed (42) grabs a rebound over Pateros forward Jessi Dowers (14) during the first half of a WIAA State 1b Girls basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Arena.


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Pateros guard Lorie LeDoux (22) grabs a rebounds as Wilbur-Creston wing Lauren Leyva (24) rushes to defend during the second half of a WIAA State 1b Girls basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Arena.


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In the middle, Wilbur-Creston’s Kaelee Reed (42) competes for a rebound with Pateros forward Ashton Steggall (24) and Pateros guard Lorie LeDoux (22) during the second half of a WIAA State 1b Girls basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Arena.


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Wilbur-Creston head coach Rich Jaeger talks to his players during a timeout in the second half of a WIAA State 1b Girls basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Arena.


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Pateros guard Lorie LeDoux (22) and Wilbur-Creston’s wing Emily Starzman (22) compete for a rebound during the second half of a WIAA State 1b Girls basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Arena.


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Wilbur-Creston wing Emily Starzman (on floor) and Pateros guard Lorie LeDoux (22) compete for a loose ball during the second half of a WIAA State 1b Girls basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Arena.


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Wilbur-Creston wing Lauren Leyva, left and Pateros guard Lorie LeDoux (22) chase a loose ball during the second half of a WIAA State 1b Girls basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Arena.


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Wilbur-Creston wing Lauren Leyva (24) steals the ball from Pateros guard Lorie LeDoux (22) during the second half of a WIAA State 1b Girls basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Arena.


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Pateros wing Katarina Wilson (20) and Wilbur-Creston wing Emily Starzman (22) chase a loose ball during the second half of a WIAA State 1b Girls basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Arena.


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Wilbur-Creston wing Emily Starzman (22) shoots over Pateros wing Katarina Wilson (20) during the second half of a WIAA State 1b Girls basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Arena.


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Wilbur-Creston’s Jessica Boyer (20) looks to the basket as Pateros guard Lorie LeDoux (22) fouls during the first half of a WIAA State 1b Girls basketball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in the Spokane Arena.


2B boys: Bear Creek vs. Northwest Christian

Bear Creek defeats Northwest Christian 57-53 to advance to the semifinals.


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Bear Creek cheerleaders Sammy Olson, left and Ashleigh Roth, celebrate their Grizzles boys basketball team’s 57-53 win over Northwest Christian during State 2b Boys action in the Spokane Arena Thursday, March 6, 2014.

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