La Conner places fourth at girls’ state hoops tourney in Spokane


A GREAT SEASON AND WINNERS TO THE END – The La Conner High School girls basketball team finished fourth in the 2B Hardwood Classic state tournament in Spokane last Saturday, March 5. Front row, left to right: Teagan Swanson, Sarah Cook, Rachel Cram, Juna Swanson, Aubrie Sloniker, student manager Cole Medeiros. Back row, left to right: Assistant coach Dustin Swanson, assistant coach Anna Cook, Kennedy Miller, Ellie Marble, Josie Harper, Maeve McCormick, Ellalee Wortham, assistant coach Lynette Cram. Not pictured, head coach Scott Novak and student manager Maggie McLeod. – Photo courtesy of Roger Harnack, Free Press Publishing

Denied a state title, La Conner ended the season on a positive note Saturday morning March 5 at the Spokane Arena with a 67-52 win over Raymond to get fourth place at the 2022 2B Girls’ Hardwood Classic.

“I’m proud of how we finished out the season,” said La Conner senior Sarah Cook, who scored 18 points, during a post-game interview aired on the NFHS Network.

“It was our last game,” Cook said, “so we wanted to leave everything on the floor.”

The Lady Braves defeated Lake Roosevelt 69-61 in an elimination matchup on Friday.

Their only stumble in Spokane came in Thursday�...

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