Boys basketball: Columbia River 60, Kelso 37

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The Chieftains scored the game’s first 22 points and rolled to their 16th win of the season, seven more than their output from last season.

Of course, the Chieftains are looking for a lot more wins.

Columbia River improved to 10-1 in the Class 3A Greater St. Helens League. The Chieftains can assure themselves of at least a share of the league title with a win Monday night.

Isaiah Smith led the Chieftains with 20 points and nine rebounds.

Rian Bassett added 11 points, and Devin Bolds scored nine for River.

Columbia River’s defense forced 11 turnovers in the first quarter.

COLUMBIA RIVER 60, KELSO 37

KELSO -- Adams 9, McCormick 4, Croy 0, Giles , Johnson 3, Gillihan 9, Williams 4, Golden 1, Bowlby 0, Covel 2, Sims 5. Totals 12 (4) 9-17.

COLUMBIA RIVER -- Devin Bolds 9, Eli Evenson 0, Bryan Wyche 0, Michael Barnes 0, Lance Voorhees 0, Rian Bassett 11, Jon Hanberg 7, Chad Love 4, Curtis Shuck 0, Clark Bryant 2, J.C. Ringold 2, Austin Cloyd 4, Justin Guinn , Mack Stromme 1, Isaiah Smith 20. Totals 24 (2) 10-13 60.

Kelso 3 11 11 12--37

Columbia River 24 14 14 8--60

JV -- Columbia River won. -- Columbia River won.