Oroville girls edge Tonasket

Oroville's girls basketball team edged Tonasket 35-33 in a white-knuckler on Friday, Dec. 7.

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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.


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