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Beavers hand Bruins season-ending 10th straight defeat

Columbia High's girls basketball team wanted to finish the regular season with a win that would snap a nine-game losing streak.

Woodland's wanted to finish it with a win that would clinch the Trico League championship.

Woodland's will prevailed as the Beavers spanked the Bruins, 66-35, here last Thursday in the league and regular-season finale for both teams.

The Beavers (10-2, 17-3) broke the game open in the last four minutes of the first half with a 12-0 run that stretched a four-point lead to 36-20.

Columbia (1-11, 6-14) got no closer than 15 points -- 38-23 on junior Mallory Holtman's three-point play early in the third quarter -- the rest of the way.

Holtman, who led the Bruins with 15 points, completed a three-point play in the first quarter as well to stake CHS to an early 8-2 lead.

She had seven points in the period all told as the Bruins played the Beavers to a 12-12 deadlock.

Columbia never led nor tied the game again as Woodland scored the first bucket of the second quarter and gradually increased its lead.

The Bruins, who trailed 49-29 after three quarters, didn't score their first basket of the fourth quarter until three minutes remained in the game.

Nina Beckwith, who gave Woodland its first lead at 12-10 with 1:40 to go in the first quarter, enjoyed game scoring honors with 16 points. Ashley Rodman added 12.

At Castle Rock 73, Columbia 52 --

A 23-7 first-quarter blitz sent the Rockets past the Bruins in Trico League action Feb. 11.

Castle Rock extended its lead to 43-19 at halftime and 66-33 after three quarters.

The Rockets were led by their standout guard, Brooke Fernandez, who netted a game-high 20 points. She was joined in double figures by Stacey Fleming (14) and Emily Baxter (12).

Junior Mallory Holtman's 18 points paced the Bruins, who also got eight points from junior Crystal Blankenship.


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