Boys basketball: Columbia River 58, River Ridge 36

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Columbia River continued an impressive turnaround from one season to the next.

The Chieftains notched their eighth victory in 10 games. Last season, Columbia River went 9-11.

Isaiah Smith scored 24 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, and blocked four shots Tuesday in River’s 22-point win over River Ridge of Lacey.

“He pretty much did what he always does,” Columbia River coach David Long said.

River Ridge played a zone early to try to take away from Smith’s inside dominace. So River went to Rian Bassett, who drained four 3-pointers in the first half. Bassett finished with 16 points.

The Chieftains, who are 2-0 in the 3A Greater St. Helens League, have completed their non-league schedule and will return to action after the holiday break.

COLUMBIA RIVER 58, RIVER RIDGE 36

COLUMBIA RIVER (8-2) — Devin Bolds 6, Eli Evenson 2, Bryan Wyche 3, Michael Barnes 0, Rian Bassett 16, John Hanberg 0, Chad Love 4, Curtis Shuck 0, Clark Bryant 0, J.C. Ringold 0, Austin Cloyd 3, Mack Stromme 0, Isaiah Smith 24. Totals 22 (7) 7-12 58.

RIVER RIDGE — Coates 3, Harper 7, Wallace 10, Schultz 5, Petty 8, Roberts 0, Hardeman 3, Coleman 0, Kananin 0. Totals 11 (4) 10-16 36.

Columbia River 14 13 18 13—58

River Ridge 7 10 10 9—36

JV — Columbia River won. C — Columbia River won.