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  The most exciting game of Lewiston basketball season has arrived, but before getting into the game of Golden Throne, here is an overview of the ladies’ season leading up to the game.
    Continuing the five-game winning streak, the Bengals changed that number to a six Dec. 12.  Heading to Pendleton, Oregon. the ladies beat Buckaroos 51-38 in a non-league game.
“It felt good, we got off to a slow start, but it was a good team win in the end,” said senior wing, Alyssa Ralstin.
  Tipping off winter break, LHS took on one of the biggest rivals in the league, the Coeur d’Alene Vikings. Starting with the Vikings as a league opener made a lot of the players feel “a little nervous” Ralstin said, but after pulling off a 64-30 point win,
“It’s always good to beat CDA,” said senior post, Cameron Cady.
  During winter break, the Bengals played at the annual Avista Holiday Tournament at LCSC Dec. 28-30. The Lady Bengals placed fourth, winning games against Genesis Prep Academy (70-39) and Wenatchee (74-54) but falling to Walla Walla (49-58).
  Starting the New Year off a little rocky against Post Falls, the Bengals fell 26-58 on Jan. 1. Learning from the loss against Trojans, the ladies beat a familiar opponent, the Moscow Bears, 52-43 on Jan. 4. The last time the lady Bengals played the Bears, Lewiston won 63-49.
  Jan. 12, the Lady Bengals played Lake City at Lake City, where the Bengals fell 40-47.
  Taking on Post Falls again, this time at home Jan. 12, the Bengals fell to the Trojans 36-64.
  Lewiston’s lady Bengals traveled north to take on Sandpoint Jan. 15, where they beat the Bulldogs 48-25.
  On Jan. 19, LHS traveled to Coeur d’Alene to play the Vikings, where they beat CD’A 61-51. The Bengals had already played this team, keeping the Vikings at a lower score the previous time.
“It was a lot closer than it should have been. They were able to get to the free throw line and make uncontested lay-ins” said senior wing, Morgan Genzer.
  The score for the Lake City game Jan. 22 was not available at press time.

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Lady Bengals shoot