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Hermiston's Meeks Takes Bulldogs back to State

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HERMISTON, Ore. - In 1983, a young man named Richard Meeks helped Hermiston get to the state basketball tournament. 25 years later, the Bulldogs are back and it's Richard's son Cody who has helped return the Bulldogs to the promised land. The 6-5 junior forward is averaging 16 points a game for the Bulldogs, who play Corvallis Friday in Eugene in the State Quarterfinals. Meeks has been impressing college scouts this season. University of Portland has shown strong interest, and so has the University of Oregon.  If Meeks hopes to impress the Ducks coaches this week in Eugene, he'll have to do so on a sprained ankle.  He sprained the ankle in the game against Madras two weeks ago. In Friday's playoff win against Crater, he was only about fifty percent healthy, according to coach Larry Usher. Usher says Meeks will be around "75 percent" for the tournament in Eugene.
Wednesday's game will be Hermiston's first-ever appearance in the state title game.
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