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Cards will build on young foundation after playoff loss


Newport Miner

Medical Lake's Tellas Johnson (20) battles for a rebound in last Tuesday's District 7 playoff game in Newport while Dominic Harvey-Mitchell (33) waits to help. The Cardinals could not maintain the early pressure and fell 65-61 in a loser-out game. Johnson scored 18 points and is a player who will be counted on in the future.

Unfortunately the fire didn't last for Medical Lake's boys last Tuesday in their opening-round, loser out District 7 playoff game at Newport.

After opening the game on a roll, the Cardinals missed a possible game-tying layup in the final seconds of a 65-61 loss to the Grizzlies, finishing the season 7-14, dropping four of their final five games.

"We started off good," Medical Lake head coach Arnold Brown said. "In that first quarter we were playing with such great emotion, I don't know we thought it was the end of the game or something."

The Cardinals were shot out of a cannon it seemed and...

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