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2005 -- After falling behind 21-6, Hermiston won seven of nine matches and went on to beat Pasco 45-30 in the championship match of the Best of the West wrestling tournament in a battle of Bulldogs. Zeke Castro helped Pasco get ahead early with a pin of Ben Jorgensen at 103 pounds. Hermiston sophomore Brandon Larson at 152 provided one of three straight pins.
1998 -- Sophomore post Emily Faurholt scored 34 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to lead the Kennewick girls basketball team to a 61-50 win at Hermiston. "She's a good player and she had a great game," said Hermiston coach Mike Royer. "But we made her look like an All-American tonight."
1984 -- Wendy Frick had 18 points and Candy Burden pumped in 14 more from the perimeter as Richland shot a hot 51-percent from the floor and took advantage of 31 turnovers by host Kennewick to post a surprisingly easy 61-30 Big Nine girls basketball triumph.
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1976 -- Tammy and Tovia Robinson teamed up for 41 points as the Pasco girls basketball team romped to a 56-27 win over the Eastmont Wildcats.
1969 -- Tri-City Dodge used a balanced scoring attack to easily dispose of host Othello 115-83 in an independent semi-pro basketball game. The Dodge Boys, 2-1 on the season, rolled up a 54-41 lead at halftime and were never pressed the rest of the way. Big Doug Lundeby led Dodge's attack with 26 points, C.W. Brown added 21 and Theartis Wallace had 20 to pace six players in double figures. Mike McCourtie had 18 points for Othello.