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Shorthanded Celts fall to West Salem in league opener

McNary forward Annie-Leigh Besa goes up for a shot after receiving the ball in the post. Besa led the Celtics with 14 points, but McNary still fell to West Salem 61-45 on Friday, Jan. 17 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings).

The McNary girls basketball squad nearly played even with West Salem in the final three quarters. But the Celtics couldn’t overcome the hole they dug themselves into in the opening period.

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