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Lyle-Wishram boys hoops falls to Columbia, bounces back with win over South Wasco


Jaryd Cline

Lyle-Wishram sophomore Riley Mills tries to dribble past Yakama Tribal's Starsun Billy during a game at the Klickitat Jamboree on Dec. 1. Mills led the Cougars in scoring against Columbia and South Wasco.

Sophomore Riley Mills scored a team-high 17 points, but it wasn't enough to lift the Lyle-Wishram Cougars in their 56-52 home opening loss to Columbia High School last Tuesday.

Mills knocked down a 3-pointer, got to the free-throw line 10 times, swatted a team-best four shots and dished out a team-high four assists for the Cougars, who led by five at the halftime break.

After the intermission however, the Bruins started knocking down more shots and got better looks inside. They hit on 51 percent of their shots inside the 3-point line while both teams struggled shooting the deep ball. Lyle-Wishram connected on just 3 of 15 shots from beyond the arc, while the Bruins hit 2 of 16 shots fro...

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