(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent)
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Despite 17 points from Taylor Lyons, No. 13-seeded Deer Park fell to No. 12 seed Elma 39-38 in the regional round of the State 1A Girls Basketball Tournament at Tumwater High School.
Elma led 24-18 at halftime, but Deer Park pulled ahead 31-30 in the third quarter.
The Eagles came away with the victory in the fourth, and advanced to the State 1A Girls Basketball Tournament in Yakima.
Deer Park ended the season 18-7 overall, while Elma will face No. 4 seed and NEA League champ Freeman on Wednesday at 7:15 p.m.