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Lancers snap Cardinal win streak

Injury plays part in loss to Liberty girls


Last updated 1/4/2024 at 5:26pm

Paul Delaney

Medical Lake's Emma Heinemann seemingly tries to avoid touching the ball for fear of a turnover as Liberty (Spangle) players scramble to keep it inbounds in the Lancers' 40-36 victory.

SPOKANE VALLEY - Perfection came to an end for the Medical Lake girls last week in the West Valley Eagle Classic.

While the Cardinals (8-1) handily won their opener over East Valley, 50-21 on Dec. 27, they lost their primary presence in the paint when Chiche Okembgo rolled her ankle - after scoring a game/career-high 19 points.

The injury likely played a part in Medical Lake's loss the following afternoon, 40-36, to Liberty (Spangle), head Coach Yeta Holloway suggested. "With a healthy Chiche, we win," Holloway wrote in an email.

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