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Timberwolves eliminated by Ki-Be in five-set district thriller


November 9, 2016

Jaryd Cline

Goldendale's Maddie Cameron prepares to bump the ball while Talia Johnson, center, and Abby Mains look on during Saturday's loss to Kiona-Benton.

Leading two sets to none against Kiona Benton on Saturday during the South Central Athletic Conference District Tournament at Ki-Be High School, the Wolves needed to win just one more set to earn a bid to the state tournament this weekend at the SunDome in Yakima.

However, it was all downhill from there. The Bears stole the momentum and rallied behind their thunderous home crowd en route to a five-set win (25-18, 25-11, 16-25, 18-25, 10-15) over the Timberwolves, knocking them out of the tournament and snatching their bid to state.

The top four teams from each the SCAC East and West divisions reached the district tournament, while the top four finishers from the district tourney earned a...

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