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Pirates finish league on a roll


Andrew Christiansen

KEY TO THE WIN: Bickleton's Riley Brown was able to establish inside position and scored 16 points to lead Bickleton over Lyle-Wishram.

The District 5, 1B playoffs are about to begin and the Bickleton Pirates couldn't be hotter. They finished league play with wins over Yakama Nation 61-53 on Tuesday last week and capped off the week with a 50-34 win over Lyle-Wishram. That gives Bickleton a 7-3 league record, tied with Yakama Nation. The Pirates will go to Districts as the number three seed due to number draw, but the order of the seeding is somewhat irrelevant since the tournament is played on a neutral court. Bickleton will take on Yakama Nation, Friday at 4:30 p.m. at Goldendale High School.

The win over Yakama Nation was important for the Pirates, giving them confidence that they could be in the top two in league. Na...

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