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Saturday, December 9, 2023
Dec. 9, 2023

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Boys basketball: Columbia River 65, Hockinson 40


Jacob Hjort scored 20 points and Nasseen Gutierrez added 16 as the Chieftains rallied from a cold-shooting first half to win.

“We started the game going up 10-0,” Columbia River coach David Long said. “But then we went five minutes when we couldn’t score. They actually came back to take the lead.”

Nate Snook came off the bench to hit two 3-pointers in the second quarter to spark River to a 24-17 halftime lead, despite the Chieftains shooting 25 percent in the half.

“That was our worst shooting half of the season,” Long said. “And we got good shots, but we just couldn’t hit them. But in the second half, we regrouped and shot the ball a lot better.”

Cade Dezort hit two 3-pointers in the second half, and Hjort hit three as River pulled away.

Peyton Brammer paced Hockinson with 19 points.


HOCKINSON — Micah Paulsen 8, Canon Racanelli 0, Peyton Brammer 19, Ki Haden 0, Carson Yinger 2, Sawyer Racanelli 1, Caleb Newman 0, Mason Panfiglio 12. Totals 15 (3) 9-18 42.

COLUMBIA RIVER — Nate Snook 12, Damitre Wells 0, David Anderson 1, Mason Waite 3, Jacob Hjort 20, Evan Dirksen 0, Caden Dezort 6, Kiran Brar 0, Skyler Grote 0, Jack Armstrong 4, Brenden Geist 3, Nasseen Gutierrez 16, Kyle Gomez 0. Totals 19 (12) 15-18 65.

Hockinson 8 9 18 7–42

Col.River 10 14 26 15–65

JV — Columbia River 66-27; C — Columbia River 49-34.

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