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Wenatchee’s defense smothers Eastmont, Panthers set to host district championship

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WENATCHEE — If defense wins championships, then the Wenatchee Panthers boys basketball team better not change its strategy now.

The Panthers took advantage of their opponent’s 1-for-21 shooting lull in the second quarter to ensure a spot in the state playoffs and a chance to win the district championship at home.

Wenatchee withstood the Eastmont Wildcats’ second-half push to win Thursday’s game 45-35.

“Definitely, our defense was huge for us,” Wenatchee senior Dillon Sugg said after the game. “We were…

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