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Rockets blast Bruins; Columbia upends Kalama

It took just more than a month to do so, but the Columbia High and Castle Rock boys varsity basketball teams finally got their SWW 1A Trico Division make-up game in here Monday night.

The result of the contest was familiar to each team: Castle Rock won its 10th consecutive game and Columbia High lost for the 13th time in 18 starts by a score of 56-42.

Castle Rock led from start to finish, scoring the game's first eight points and holding Columbia scoreless until the 5-minute mark.

Clint Burgoyne paced the Rockets with 21 points, including eight of his team's first 15, Sam Trinklein added 11 and Dalton Morrison chipped in 10.

Carlos Mendoza and Taylor Champion each scored 11 points for the Bruins, who got within 40-35 with 29 seconds remaining in the third quarter but trailed by as many as 19 points in the fourth.

The victory--its 15th overall--gave Castle Rock a sweep of its season series with Columbia.

At Columbia High 62, Kalama 47:

Kent Shelley scored 20 points and Jared McDonald had 19 to lead the Bruins past the second-place Chinooks last Saturday.

Columbia, which trailed 18-17 after one quarter, outscored Kalama 45-29 over the final 24 minutes of play to earn its second Trico victory.

Andy Pate added a season-high 12 points for the Bruins.

Stevenson 53, at Columbia High 47: The Bruins put on a spirited rally in the closing minutes of their Jan. 29 Trico contest against the Bulldogs.

But after Kent Shelley's 3-point basket with 1:40 left pulled Columbia within 48-47, visiting Stevenson closed out the scoring.

It was a game in which White Salmon never had the lead and Stevenson, after a 4-0 opening run, held it to the end behind the leadership of Troy Stump and Casey West.

Stump made 3 of 5 from the foul line and West scored the last of his team-high 20 points as the Bulldogs outscored the Bruins, 5-0, over the final 91 seconds to secure their fifth Trico victory.

Shelley, who led all scorers with 26 points, had eight in the third quarter to help CHS narrow a 28-19 halftime gap to 38-32 entering the final period.

He added 11 in the fourth quarter, including 10 of the Bruins' last 12.


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