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Columbia-Burbank: Experience on Their Side

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BURBANK, Wash. -- Basketball. It's what Columbia-Burbank does best. The lady Coyotes are currently 18-2 entering district play Thursday. This 1A juggernaut is in search of its 10th straight state tournament appearance.

Finish strong: That's what Columbia-Burbank's basketball team wants to do by season's end to help cap off a decade's worth of state tournament appearances.

"It's tradition and I don't want to let down that tradition," said Senior Tiffany Idler. "Burbank's always been to state. We've always done well."

"All of them placed at state," said Senior Nichole Roberts. "It's just our whole lives we've watched them and now we're hear. It's surreal really."

Experience is on their side with 4 of the 5 starting 5 being seniors.

"I think there is less pressure for those that have been here because everybody else is playing so well," said Head Coach John Muchlinski. "I think it's a tribute to those that have been there because through their leadership and their hardwork they've brought everyone else along as well as to make us a better and more complete team than we were probably last year."

Even with the experience, coach is still there to guide the 18-2 Coyotes, who open up SCAC District play tonight at home against Mabton, hoping to earn their 2nd district title in 3 years.

"It would probably mean a lot more ending my career," said Roberts. "That would just be really awesome."

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