East swimmers sweep Pirates

GREENSBURG — The Columbus East boys and girls swimmers won fewer events than Greensburg on Tuesday night, but the Olympians came away victorious, thanks to superior depth.

East’s boys posted a 100-79 victory against the Pirates. The Olympian girls were victorious 98-88.

Cortney VanLiew led the girls with wins in the 200-yard freestyle (2 minutes, 6.09 seconds) and 100 butterfly (1:04.04). Emily Clancy took the diving competition (228.90), and East captured the 200 freestyle (1:52.00) and 400 freestyle (4:05.93) relays.

For the boys, Will Connor won the diving (155.45), Charlie Rix took the 100 butterfly (1:02.43) and Sam Lewis captured the 100 freestyle (52.36). The Olympians also won the 200 freestyle relay (1:40.16)

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Crusaders down Indiana Deaf

Columbus Christian fell behind 4-0 but came roaring back for a 56-42 victory against Indiana Deaf.

“We came out a little bit sluggish and missed a couple good looks,” Columbus Christian coach Ron Bridgewater said. “Then, our defense cranked it up and forced a lot of turnovers. Our defensive pressure was too much for them to handle, and then we started knocking down shots. The score is not indicative of how bad we beat them.”

Macy Wingham led the Crusaders (19-3) with 21 points, while Rachel Warren added 13 and Kayleigh Reed had 11. Tori Robinson notched Robinson 14 rebounds and two blocks, and Wingham and Robinson each had four assists and five steals. Columbus Christian collected 23 steals as a team.

Jets snap losing skid

HOPE — Hauser broke a four-game losing streak with a 56-46 Mid-Hoosier Conference win against North Decatur in a Coaches vs. Cancer game.

Ellie Trotter led the Jets (10-10, 4-3) with 21 points.

“We’re going to have to battle every single game, but we gave the effort that we gave against Greensburg last week,” Hauser coach Brad Hamilton said. “We had to take the game to the opponent, and we did that tonight. The third quarter has often been a stumbling block for us, but tonight, we played four quarters of basketball. If we give that effort that we did tonight, we have the opportunity to win the rest of our regular-season games.”

Panthers defeat Highlanders

NORTH VERNON — Jennings County put four players in double figures in rolling to a 69-54 Hoosier Hills Conference win against Floyd Central.

Brooklyn Gaines led the Panthers (15-5, 5-2) with 16 points. Baylee Krueger scored 15, while Sidney Gerkin added 12 and Shelbi Wright had 11.

Lancers down Mohawks

WALDRON — Edinburgh overcame a four-point halftime deficit to pick up its first MHC win of the year, a 45-34 triumph at Waldron.

Vanessa Hoskins led the Lancers (2-16, 1-5) with 17 points. Allie Schooler added 15.

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Ted Schultz is sports editor for The Republic. He can be reached at tschultz@therepublic.com or 812-379-5628.