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Last summer, the two Class 2B girls basketball powerhouses played in the "official" state championship game in Mount Vernon.

Warden edged La Conner in overtime, 72-66.

The rematch in the real thing Thursday didn't quite have the same suspense.

The Cougars pulled away in the fourth quarter, and beat La Conner, 61-48, in the quarterfinals of the official WIAA state 2B tournament in Spokane.

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Lauryn Madsen led the way for the Cougars - ranked No. 1 in SBLive WA's final rankings, but the 2-seed for the tournament - with 25 points on 9-of-18 shooting. Jaryn Madsen added 14. 

Ellie Marble led the Braves with 17 points, but the 1-seeded Northwest District champions were badly outrebounded (47-31) and made just 11-of-22 free throw attempts.

Here is Erik Smith's photo gallery from the Warden-La Conner game:

La Conner-Warden 2B girls quarterfinals
La Conner-Warden 2B girls quarterfinals
La Conner-Warden 2B girls quarterfinals
La Conner-Warden 2B girls quarterfinals
La Conner-Warden 2B girls quarterfinals
La Conner-Warden 2B girls quarterfinals
La Conner-Warden 2B girls quarterfinals
La Conner-Warden 2B girls quarterfinals
La Conner-Warden 2B girls quarterfinals
La Conner-Warden 2B girls quarterfinals
La Conner-Warden 2B girls quarterfinals
La Conner-Warden 2B girls quarterfinals
La Conner-Warden 2B girls quarterfinals
La Conner-Warden 2B girls quarterfinals
La Conner-Warden 2B girls quarterfinals
La Conner-Warden 2B girls quarterfinals
La Conner-Warden 2B girls quarterfinals
La Conner vs. Warden
La Conner-Warden 2B girls quarterfinals
La Conner-Warden 2B girls quarterfinals
La Conner-Warden 2B girls quarterfinals
La Conner-Warden 2B girls quarterfinals
Sarah Cook, La Conner girls basketball, class of 2022
La Conner-Warden 2B girls quarterfinals
Sarah Cook, La Conner girls basketball, class of 2022