By Paul Delaney

Blackhawks end losing streak with 'Spirit' win

Cheney tops Rogers in 'Railroad Rumble' at Spokane Arena


Last updated 2/2/2023 at 8:32am

Paul Delaney

Jakeb Vallance launches a shot over a Mt. Spokane defender in the Blackhawks' 74-27 Greater Spokane League basketball loss Jan. 27 to Mt. Spokane

The Cheney boys got an offensive jolt with the return of Gentz Hilburn to the line-up, and the usual contribution from Jakeb Vallance as the Blackhawks defeated Rogers Jan. 30 in the "Railroad Rumble" Spirit Game, 61-48 at Spokane Arena.

Both Vallance and Hilburn -the latter back playing after an extended absence - each scored 17 points as the Blackhawks ended an eight-game losing streak. Cheney improved to 6-12 overall after winning the non-league match-up with the Greater Spokane League 2A foe Pirates (9-7).

Earlier in the week, Cheney, lost a pair of home-court GSL league contests, 50-46...

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