Boys basketball: Columbia River 54, Sandpoint (Idaho) 24

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The Chieftains balanced scoring attack and solid defense produced a first-round victory at the Lake City (Idaho) Winter Tournament.

Joey Bean's 11 points led the Chieftains in scoring.

"They were a high-tempo team," River coach David Long said, noting Idaho doesn't use a shot clock. "We made sure we controlled the tempo and defended their scorers."

Columbia River next faces Kentridge at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the semifinals of the eight-team tournament.

COLUMBIA RIVER 54, SANDPOINT 24

At Lake City Winter Tournament

COLUMBIA RIVER -- Nathan Hawthorne 4, Joey Bean 11, Andrew Vickers 9, Sam Walker 8, Vincent Daniels 5, Torey Jones 2, Spencer Long 3, Chad Pedigo 4, Alex Hansen 4, Jeff Yingling 4. Totals 22 (4) 6-11 54.

SANDPOINT -- Rodriguez 1, Schwartz 2, Burgstahler 3, Brennan 1, Gugnan 17.

Columbia River 14 7 13 20--54

Sandpoint 3 2 5 14--24