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By Drew Lawson
The Journal 

Broncos take fifth at state

LRS falls to Columbia in final game


Last updated 3/7/2023 at 8:34am

Drew Lawson | The Journal

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington boys basketball team finished fifth at the 2B State Tournament at the Spokane Arena last week after winning two games and dropping two contests. The Broncos came into the tournament the ninth-ranked team and came away with a trophy, which is awarded to the top six finishers in the playoffs.Turn to Page 8 for more coverage of the Arena action.

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SPOKANE-All good things must come to an end.

For the No. 9 Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington Broncos, the end to a magical postseason run at the state 2B Boys Tournament concluded with a 70-47 loss to the No. 4-ranked Columbia (Burbank) Coyotes in the 3rd/5th place game at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, March 4.

Both teams came in fresh off tough semifinal losses the night prior, with Columbia getting trounced by Davenport and the Broncos losing a heartbreaker to Brewster.

"To lose a close semifinal game and turn around that next morning, I've never...

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