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ORG XMIT: IDMC128 Coeur d' Alene's Kama Griffitts (10) and Whitney Heleker (30) celebrate their overtime win over Centential in the 5A Girls State Championship basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 in Nampa, Idaho.  Heleker hit a three-point shot to win the game with 1.7 seconds left on the clock.  Coeur d' Alene beat Centennial 54-50.  (AP Photo/Matt Cilley) (Matt Cilley / The Spokesman-Review)
ORG XMIT: IDMC128 Coeur d' Alene's Kama Griffitts (10) and Whitney Heleker (30) celebrate their overtime win over Centential in the 5A Girls State Championship basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 in Nampa, Idaho. Heleker hit a three-point shot to win the game with 1.7 seconds left on the clock. Coeur d' Alene beat Centennial 54-50. (AP Photo/Matt Cilley) (Matt Cilley / The Spokesman-Review)

I had computer issues Saturday and couldn't post my story about the Coeur d'Alene High girls basketball team defending its 5A state title.

So here's the story here.

Pictured above are CdA teammates Whitney Heleker and Kama Griffitts hugging and teammates in the background celebrating after Heleker's dramatic shot.



Greg Lee
Greg Lee joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a prep reporter covering Eastern Washington and North Idaho schools.

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