Boys basketball: Columbia River 70, Prairie 43

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Rian Bassett connected on five of Columbia River’s 11 3-pointers as the Chieftains pulled away for the easy 3A GSHL victory.

Bassett scored 13 of his 23 points in the second quarter when the Chieftains took command. He and Isaiah Smith combined for 20 points in the quarters.

Smith finished with 15 points. Devin Bolds added eight.

The Chieftains took what Prairie’s zone defense gave them, and it worked much of the night.

“We knew that was coming, and we shot it well,” River coach David Long said.

River outscored Prairie by 25 points in the final three quarters.

Ryan Denny led the Falcons with 15 points. Andy Hak added nine.

Next for Columbia River (5-1, 2-0) is three non-league games in three nights next week in Salem, Ore. The Chieftains will face Mark Morris, Scappoose, and Dayton.

COLUMBIA RIVER 70, PRAIRIE 43

PRAIRIE — Colton Prestwich 4, Reece Burnett 4, JaMariay McDonald 0, Preston Brooks 4, James Phillips 5, Ryan Denny 15, Andy Hak 9, Dane Brooks 0, Nathan Cherzan 2. Totals 15 (3) 10-13 43.

COLUMBIA RIVER (5-1, 2-0) — Devin Bolds 8, Eli Evenson 0, Bryan Wyche 3, Michael Barnes 0, Lance Voorhees 6, Rian Bassett 23, John Hanberg 6, Chad Love 4, Curtis Shuck 2, Clark Bryant 0, J.C. Ringold 1, Austin Cloyd 0, Justin Guinn 0, Mack Stromme 2, Isaiah Smith 15. Totals 24 (11) 11-21 70.

Prairie 11 10 10 12—43

Columbia River 13 22 17 18—70

JV — Columbia River 64-28. C — River 51-27.