North wins invitational
CONNERSVILLE — The Columbus North gymnasts claimed four of the top six places in the all-around competition and put up their highest score of the season in winning the Connersville Invitational.
The fourth-ranked Bull Dogs scored a 110.9. Host Connersville edged Western 100.35-100.075 for second.
Katrina May won the vault (9.3) and floor (9.35) and finished second on the bars (9.5) and beam (9.5) to win the all-around (37.65). Claire Thompson won the bars (9.55) and beam (9.525) and took second on the vault (9.15) to place second in the all-around (36.825).
Ashley Holliday finished second on the floor (9.225) and third on the vault (9.1) and bars (9.45) to take fourth in the all-around (35.825). Kaitlyn Barnes was fourth on the floor (8.95) and sixth in the all-around (34.025).
North scored 27.55 on the vault, 28.5 on the bars, 27.325 on the beam and 27.525 on the floor.
“It was a good meet, but we still have some headroom,” North co-coach Bob Arthur said. “We still have some falls on beam, and we had one on floor. The girls are getting a little more confident on vault.”
Crusaders rout Wolves
INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus Christian jumped out to a 34-7 halftime lead and cruised from there to a 50-24 win at Providence Cristo Rey.
“We did what we should do against this team, which is good, coming back off an emotional win on senior night against a good team and going on the road,” Columbus Christian coach Ron Bridgewater said.
Macy Wingham led the Crusaders (26-3) with 25 points and four steals. Tori Robinson added 10 points and 11 rebounds, and Rachel Warren grabbed 11 rebounds.
Eagles fall in sectional final
NASHVILLE — Brown County outscored Northview in the second half, but couldn’t overcome a 38-9 halftime deficit in a 63-35 loss in the Brown County Sectional final.
Tanner Chapman led the Eagles (9-17) with 10 points.
Crusaders fall to Wolves
INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus Christian led 35-31 at halftime, but Providence Cristo Rey rallied for a 75-71 victory.
“We played their game,” Columbus Christian coach Kevin Roth said. “They pressed us and wanted an up-and-down game. We can do that, but we turned the ball over too much tonight and were not hitting our foul shots.”
Austin Straub led the Crusaders (20-6) with 17 points. Nick Bridgewater added 15, and Adriane Polley had 13.
Bluejackets down Eagles
MITCHELL — During a season in which Brown County has far exceeded expectations, the Eagles suffered a surprising road loss, falling 52-44 to Mitchell.
The Bluejackets (3-13) won just their first game against a 3A opponent this season as Clinton Yeary led the way with 27 points.
Brown County dropped to 12-6 despite 19 points by Collin Hoskins and 12 from Matt Adams.
The Eagles hit the wall in the fourth quarter, getting outscored 22-10 after forging a 34-30 lead after three quarters.