Oroville girls edge Tonasket

Brent Baker/staff photo
Oroville’s Briana Moralez launches her tie-breaking 3-pointer with 40 seconds remaining that gave the Hornets a 34-31 lead over rival Tonasket on Friday, Dec. 7. Oroville held on for a 35-33 victory.

TONASKET – Briana Moralez drained a 3-pointer to break a tie with 40 seconds remaining and the Oroville girls basketball team held on for a 35-33 victory at rival Tonasket on Friday, Dec. 8.

The Hornets led 21-16 at the half but struggled to score until Tonasket’s Kathryn Cleman gave the Tigers a 28-26 lead with 5:14 remaining.

Devan Utt hit 1-of-2 free throws with 53 seconds left to tie the game at 31 before Moralez hit the tie-breaking shot.

The Hornets’ Lily Hilderbrand led all scorers with 19 points while Utt and Amanda Johnson led Tonasket with nine each.


About Brent Baker

Brent, is a former reporter/photographer for the Gazette-Tribune and sometimes works as a freelance sports reporter for the G-T. Prior to working at the G-T, he was the sports editor for Sunrise Publishing from 2000-2005 in Michigan. He subsequently owned and operated Buckland Media, a high school sports website, in Michigan until 2010. He and his wife Kim, who have an adult son, moved to Tonasket in 2010. Brent worked as a full time reporter/photographer at the G-T from 2011 - 2014).

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