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Northwest Yeshiva girls play in Spokane’s 1B state tourney

The Northwest Yeshiva girls basketball team prepares for their first 1B state game against Columbia on Thursday, March 1, at the Spokane Arena. - Contributed photo
The Northwest Yeshiva girls basketball team prepares for their first 1B state game against Columbia on Thursday, March 1, at the Spokane Arena.
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The Northwest Yeshiva girls basketball season ended on Friday afternoon after a  73-45 loss to Cusick at the state tournament.

The 613s, playing in Spokane at the girls 1B tournament, had lost the quarterfinals and needed a win over Cusick to place in the tournament.

Friday, against the Panthers, the 613s were down 22-8 at the beginning of the first quarter. Northwest Yeshiva rallied in the second, scoring 14 points, but Cusick added another 22 to hold a 44-22 lead at halftime.

After the break, the Panthers defense continued to hold back the 613s, hitting just five points in the third quarter, while Cusick extended their lead by 15. In the final minutes of the game Northwest Yeshiva added 18 points, but it wasn’t enough to make up for the earlier deficit.

Julia Owen had 22 points during the game, a team high, while Ilana Greenberg had four, Milana Davydov added nine, Halle Friedland and Elana Hasson each scored three points, and Grace Almo and Marissa Almoslino each had two points.

Earlier in the tournament, the team lost 75-33 on Thursday night to Columbia (Hunters) in the quarterfinals.

After the loss, Northwest Yeshiva moved into the consolation rounds, facing Cusick.

The 613s finished with a 21-5 overall record.

 

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