A fourth-quarter surge sent Lyle past Columbia High, 55-54, last Friday in the second game of the two-day Winter Holiday Classic basketball tournament in Lyle.

Mike Murphy had 13 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots, and Adam Snyder netted a team-leading 17 points for the Cougars, who outscored the Bruins, 19-13, in the final period for their third win in five starts.

Columbia, which slipped to 3-6, got a game-high 20 points from Kent Shelley, who had missed CHS's six previous games with a head injury, and 10 from Taylor Champion.

The back-and-forth game saw Lyle forge 14-10 and 26-25 leads in the first half. In the third quarter, though, Columbia came alive and took a 41-36.

In the day's other boys game, Goldendale edged Stevenson, 63-62, in overtime.

Jacob Denney scored 18 points, Mitch Dove had 16 and Nick Dohrman added 15 for the Timberwolves (4-3), who outscored the Bulldogs, 12-11, in the extra period.

For Stevenson (2-6), C.J. West tossed in a game-high 22 points and Troy Stump chipped in 15, including two on a game-tying field goal with 29 seconds remaining in regulation.

Thursday's Games

Goldendale 56, Columbia High 35:

A two-point third quarter took the Bruins out of the game against the Timberwolves, who scored the first 11 points of the second half to extend a seven-point halftime lead to 18 with about 3 minutes left in the period.

Columbia's only lead of the game came in the opening minute, on a basket by Jared McDonald. In the fourth quarter, though, the Bruins trailed by as few as 15 and by as many as 24.

Taylor Champion, who scored CHS's only basket in the pivotal third quarter, was the only Bruin to reach double figures. He finished with 14.

Mitch Dove led Goldendale with 20 points, Jacob Denney added 17 and Nick Dohrman supported the Timberwolves' cause with 11.

Stevenson 62, Lyle 50:

Stevenson's C.J. West and Adam Snyder of Lyle each scored 18 points in the final game of the tournament's opening round.

The Bulldogs, however, led at every break in the action: 10-8 after one quarter, 27-18 at halftime and 47-31 through three quarters.

Joe Campbell added 11 points and Mike Murphy furnished nine for the host Cougars.

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