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Columbia High junior Mya Aman (right) pressures an inbounds pass during the first half of last Saturday’s non-conference game against Riverside of Boardman, Ore. The Bruins scored a wire-to-wire victory over the Pirates. The final score was 46-33.

Columbia High girls basketball brushed off its first loss of the season with a wire-to-wire 46-33 non-conference victory here last Saturday over the Riverside Pirates of Boardman, Ore.

It was the Bruins’ sixth victory in seven starts.

CHS led 16-0 after one quarter and 21-0 before Riverside tallied its first point with 5:03 left in the half. The Pirates got their first basket at the 3:52 mark to make it 21-3.

The Bruins led 27-8 at halftime and 40-18 after three quarters. They enjoyed their biggest lead at 46-19 with 5:29 to go in the game.

Bruins Coach Don Struck attributed the good start to a pressure defense that created turnovers that led to numerous fast-break baskets.

Mya Aman finished with a game-high 15 points and 7 rebounds. Sydney Aman had 14 points and 6 rebounds.

Maggie Bryan scored 8 points, and Keri Hylton had 7 points and 6 rebounds.
At Goldendale 51, Columbia 47: The Dec. 17 non-league game got away from the Bruins in the final 1:30. A 3-pointer followed by free throws secured the win for the Timberwolves and dealt the Bruins their first loss.

Maggie Bryan had a big game in CHS’s rematch with Goldendale. She provided 24 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals. Chloe Clifford played stellar defense and chipped in 7 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 steals.

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