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Coyotos finish sixth in state 2B boys basketball

SPOKANE - The Columbia (Burbank) boys basketball team entered this morning's fourth-place trophy game optimistic about its chances against the Colfax Bulldogs.

But Colfax put on a scoring clinic posting 35 points more than the Coyotes to win the game for the state 2B fourth-place trophy.

The Coyotes fell, 80-45, and are coming home with a sixth-place finish.

John Lustig led all scorers with 34 points for Colfax, followed by teammate Damian Demler with 31.

The Coyotes top scorer was Quincy Scott with 10 points. Michael Lenke added 9 and Elijah Kinsey 8 in the loss.

For Colfax, Lustig also led in total rebounds, 11. For Columbia, Lenke had 8.

Columbia's scorers included Parker Nelson, 5; Tristan Frimodt, 7; Jonathan Palacios, 3, and Logan Beck, 3.

Colfax jumped out to a 22-8 first quarter lead, but the Coyotes closed the margin in second quarter. At the half, Colfax had a 37-26 lead.

A big third quarter advanced the Colfax lead, as the Bulldogs outscored the Coyotes, 25-9.

Entering the fourth, Colfax had an insurmountable 62-35 lead.

As the clock ticked down, the Bulldogs pulled the starting lineup and the bench heated up the court for the last 5 minutes.

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Roger Harnack, Publisher

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Roger Harnack is the co-owner/publisher of Free Press Publishing. Having grown up Benton City, Roger is an award-winning journalist, photographer, editor and publisher. He's one of only two editorial/commentary writers from Washington state to ever receive the international Golden Quill. Roger is dedicated to the preservation of local media, and the voice it retains for Eastern Washington.


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