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Davenport top seed at state

Gorillas clinch state berth against Tonasket


Last updated 2/23/2023 at 11:23am

Drew Lawson | The Record-Times

Davenport senior Brenick Soliday rises up for a three-pointer against Tonasket. Soliday scored 12 points in the Gorillas' 72-49 win over the Tigers to clinch a state berth Friday, Feb. 17.

SPOKANE VALLEY - It's felt rather inevitable all season, but now it's official: The Davenport boys basketball team is going to state for the first time since 2010.

The Gorillas clinched that state berth after pulling away from Tonasket 72-49 in the District 6/7 2B Boys Crossover at West Valley High School Friday, Feb. 17.

Davenport was subsequently named the top seed in the state tournament when the brackets were unveiled Sunday, Feb. 19.

The Gorillas controlled the pace for most of the evening against Tonasket, but the Tigers weren't going away without a fight. Davenport jumped out to a...

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