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Colton's Izzy English drives to the hoop as Jayne Neal, of Central Linn, distracts during a state quarterfinal on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at the Pendleton Convention Center.

The trip to Pendleton for the 2A state girls basketball tournament was an up and down affair for the Colton High School squad.

Coming in as the No. 7 seed, the Vikings had to play No. 2 Central Linn off the bat in the quarterfinals, and they gave Central Linn their all as the Vikings led 22-19 after three quarters.

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