Boys basketball: Columbia River 62, Prairie 46

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Nathan Hawthorne scored 25 points as the Chieftains won without two starters.

Columbia River's pressure defense led to some transition offense, as the Falcons had 20 turnovers. And Chieftain posts Chad Pedigo and Torey Jones played strong defense, according to coach David Long.

Columbia River outscored Prairie 35-23 after halftime to pull away. The Chieftains were without starters Cody Wolf (ankle injury) and Andrew Vickers (illness).

"I'm proud of our guys the way they stepped up against a tough team," coach Long said.

Pedigo had nine rebounds and five assists to go with nine points for the Chieftains. Freshman Spencer Long contributed 15 points, hitting three 3-pointers and making four steals.

COLUMBIA RIVER 62, PRAIRIE 46

PRAIRIE -- Palmer Goecke 12, Jacob Davidson 3, Michael Stockbridge 0, Cameron Papworth 0, James Phillips 11, Mason Pack 11, Cairo Jackson 0, Greg Bernash 0, Ronnie McPherson 9. Totals 17 (6) 6-10 46.

COLUMBIA RIVER -- Nathan Hawthorne 25, Joey Bean 8, Robert Hanley 0, Sam Walker 2, Torey Jones 3, Spencer Long 15, Chad Pedigo 9, Alex Hansen 0, Jeff Yingling 0. Totals 20 (6) 16-22 62.

Prairie 14 9 9 14--46

Columbia River 13 14 12 23--62

JV -- Columbia River 50-45. C -- Prairie 55-53 (2 OT).