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Culver's basketball girls present awards


   Culver High's girls basketball squad joined the boys program and the wrestlers at the school in handing out awards last week.
   Coach Jeff Whitaker praised the girls of the program for sticking with his offense and defense despite not collecting any wins in their Columbia Basin Conference season. It was a struggle, given the quality of the league, Whitaker said, just to keep trying to win.
   The girls teams enjoyed leads in the second half twice at home only to be caught in the closing minutes.
   Brieona Whitaker and Marissa Hagman shared the team's Miss Basketball honor.
   Sara Gangstead and Cody Poore shared the Most Improved award as voted by the players and coaches.
   Nancy Baltazar was selected Most Inspirational.