Astoria snapped a 13-game losing streak in Cowapa League play with a solid 56-41 boys basketball win Wednesday night over Tillamook at the Brick House.

It was the first victory in league play for the Fishermen since Feb. 7, 2019, (a 42-38 win at Tillamook).

“We definitely rebounded better, it felt like we shot the ball better, the ball movement was good … I was just real happy — it was a nice team effort,” said Astoria coach Kevin Goin.

After trailing 10-4 early, Astoria went on a 26-10 run to close the first half, with a pair of Colton McMaster 3-pointers highlighting a 13-2 second quarter run.

McMaster finished with a game-high 23 points, and Xander Marincovich had nine of his 14 points in the first half.

“I think Colton is just finally rounding into basketball form,” Goin said. “He had a long track season, but he’s been working hard.”

Gary Henley is a sports reporter for The Astorian. Contact him at 503-861-8493 or