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Naselle boys post win to start state tourney


Chris Johnson

Jimmy Strange drives the baseline against Garfield-Palouse. See more photos at

The Naselle Comets boys basketball team survived the gauntlet of Wednesday's loser out games at the State 1B tournament in Spokane but losses on the following two days brought them home without a trophy for 2019.

The first game was a nail biter, with Naselle beating Garfield Palouse, 54-51. Gar-Pal was ahead at the half 23-20, but the Comets outscored them 21-14 in the third quarter and managed to hold on till the final buzzer.

Corey Gregory led the Comets with 18 points. Ethan Lindstrom added 16. Jacob Eaton had six. Kolby Glenn and Cole Dorman contributed five apiece. Jimmmy Strange added three and Antonio Nolan had one.

Gar-Pal 18 5 14 14 --51

Naselle 12 8 21 13 --54


Chris Johnson

Jacob Eaton had 11 points for the Comets in their 68-52 loss to Oakesdale on Friday.

The next day Naselle lost to Almira Coulee Hartline in the quarterfinals, 54-37.

Eaton led the team with 14 points. Dorman had 10 points. Gregory and Nolan had three apiece. Glenn, Lindstrom, and Chase Haataia had two apiece. Glenn also had four assists.

Naselle 13 3 10 11 --37

ACH 14 14 19 7 --54

On Friday, Oakesdale ended Naselle's season, handing them a 68-52 loss.

Nolan led the team with 12 points. Eaton added 11 points. Dorman had eight, Gregory had seven, and Strange had six. Lindstom added five and Glenn finished the game with two.

Oakesdale 13 18 19 18 --68

Naselle 14 13 13 12 --52


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