Almost four weeks after Knappa's thrilling 52-49 win over the Knights Jan. 15 at Knappa, Columbia Christian got its revenge with a 59-42 win over the Loggers in a key Northwest League boys basketball showdown Monday night.

The two teams could meet again in the post-season, either in a seeding game or at the state tournament.

After finishing the league season Wednesday at home vs. Nestucca, the Loggers will host a first round state playoff (date and opponent to be determined) before making the trip to Pendleton.

In Monday's game, the Knights held a 26-19 halftime lead and increased it to 44-25 with 1:30 left in the third quarter, and still led 53-39 with just 2:33 left in the fourth.

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

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