INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus Christian built a 17-point lead late in the third quarter Friday night, but had to hold on for an 83-80 win at Horizon Christian in a rematch of last year’s Indiana Christian Schools Tournament title game.
“They were ready for us,” Columbus Christian coach Kevin Roth said. “We had a chance to put it away, but missed some free throws.”
Nick Bridgewater led the Crusaders (15-4) with 25 points. Adriane Polley scored 21, while Josh Miracle added 16 and Austin Straub had 10.
Warriors topple Panthers
SCOTTSBURG — Jennings County had a two-game winning streak snapped with a 73-65 loss at Scottsburg.
Dan Leach led the Panthers (8-7) with 18 points. Chace Wilson added 15 points, and Richard McNamee had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Eagles fall to Braves
TRAFALGAR — Indian Creek outscored Brown County 28-9 in the fourth quarter to break open a close game and post a 75-48 win.
The Braves (11-4) rode 60 percent shooting to break away in a 14-0 second-quarter spurt that turned a 17-15 deficit into a 29-17 advantage that was never challenged. Indian Creek closed the game with a 26-point outburst in the first six minutes of the fourth period to push the lead to 24.
The Braves made 31-of-52 from the field and held the Eagles (9-5) to only 18-of-53 shooting. Matt Adams and Collin Hoskins each scored 15 points to lead Brown County.
Crusaders avenge loss
INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus Christian avenged a loss from the season opener with a 44-39 win at Horizon Christian.
Macy Wingham scored 15 points, and Tori Robinson added 10 to lead the Crusaders (20-3), who had lost to Horizon 42-39 the first game of the season.
“We instituted a little bit of a different offense and got Tori a little more involved, and they weren’t able to key on Macy as much,” Columbus Christian coach Ron Bridgewater said.
Jayla Newton scored 31 of the 39 points for Horizon.
“We also changed what we did defensively,” Bridgewater said. “We stayed a lot more zone this time and basically said someone else was going to have to beat us.”