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Tigercats win Whitman County title

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Lacrosse-Washtucna took advantage of a time-out to claim to the Whitman County Ttournament boys basketball title Monday night in Endicott.

Mike Rosser hit a 3-pointer with 8 seconds left to pull Garfield-Palouse to within one point of the Tigercats, 61-60. Lacrosse-Washtucna turned the ball over on the ensuing inbounds, and the Vikings called a timeout. But they had no timeouts left, forcing the officials to call a technical foul.

LW’s Craig Koller hit both free throws and the Tigercats ran out the clock, securing the 63-60 win, the league title and the league’s No. 1 seed to the district tournament.

Matt Martin led all scorers with 23 points for Lacrosse-Washtucna (17-4). Kyle Lepper added 16 and Koller 12. Luke Louden had 22 to lead the Vikings (15-7), who earn the league’s No. 2 seed to districts.

Girls Panorama League

Hornets sting Rangers

Melissa Dick hit 3 of 4 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished with 14 points as Inchelium held off Selkirk 66-60 in a loser-out Panorama League girls tournament game in Inchelium.

Chelsi Pakootas added 15 points and five assists and Steven Carson added eight points and 13 rebounds for Inchelium (18-5) in a game that was never closer than six points after the Rangers expanded their 3-point first-quarter lead in the second quarter.

Jamie O’Donnell led all scorers with 18 for Selkirk (11-12), with Chelsi Shaw adding 15.

Inchelium advances to the league’s third-place game Thursday in Colville against Republic.

Republic 54, St. George’s 27: After keeping it close for one quarter, St. George’s just didn’t have the horses to stay with Republic.

Sarah Knapton scored 19 points and had four of Republic’s 18 steals as the Tigers (13-9) outscored the Dragons (9-14) 43-15 the final three quarters to win the loser-out game at Republic.

Blue Mountain League

DeSales takes home title

Andrea Wujek scored 22 points as DeSales won the Blue Mountain League championship by beating Liberty Christian 51-38 in Dayton. Sarah Rusch added 14 points on 7-of-7 shooting for DeSales. Rebeka Roberts had a team-high 14 points for Liberty Christian, which takes on the Tekoa-Oakesdale on Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Walla Walla Community College. DeSales will play Colton on Saturday at 7 p.m., also at WWCC… . Dayton 49, Waitsburg 40: Dayton outscored Waitsburg 18-9 in the fourth quarter to secure a win in the third-place game in Dayton. Stephanie Turner led Dayton with 18 points, eight of those in the fourth, with Camille Weatherill adding 12, six in the fourth. Dayton will play LaCrosee-Washtucna Saturday at 3 p.m. at Walla Walla Community College. Brittany Zuger had a team-high 16 points for Waitsburg, which will take on Garfield-Palouse Friday at noon, also at WWCC.

Whitman County

Gar-Pal wins league tourney

Garfield-Palouse upended LaCrosse-Washtucna 54-44 to win the Whitman County Tournament in Endicott and earn the league’s top seed to the district tournament.

The Tigercats take the league’s No. 2 seed to district. … Tekoa-Oakesdale 55, Colton 45: The Nighthawks held off the Wildcats to take third place to earn the league’s No. 3 seed to district. Colton gets the league’s No. 4 seed.

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