Weary Crusaders pick up 2 more wins
The Columbus Christian boys basketball team posted its second and third wins in a span of 25½ hours.
The Crusaders, who beat visiting Southside Christian on Friday night, downed Granger Christian 59-52 on Saturday afternoon at Bloomington Lighthouse. Then Saturday night, Columbus Christian beat Dugger Union 51-39 at Pleasantville.
Payton Ingram led the Crusaders with 15 points against Granger. Lain Isley scored 11, and Adriane Polley and Logan Roth each added 10.
In the nightcap, Columbus Christian (4-1) trailed 12-10 after one quarter before holding the Bulldogs to two points in the second period.
“This team will get down and play good defense and hound the ball,” Columbus Christian coach Kevin Roth said. “We didn’t turn the ball over much tonight. We’re a young team, and we’re getting better every game.”
Polley and Logan Roth each scored 14 points, and Isley added 10 for the Crusaders, who went 10-of-12 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to put it away.
North ties for 6th
INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus North tied for sixth out of nine teams in the season-opening Capital City Classic. Warren Central won with 286.5, followed by host Perry Meridian (261.5), Lebanon (176), Jeffersonville (161), Franklin Central (137.5) and the Bull Dogs and Greenwood (89).
The Bull Dogs were a little short-handed. One wrestler missed weight, another split his eye open in practice on Thursday, a couple others wrestled sick and three wrestlers had to injury default after their first two matches.
“With all the missing kids, we weren’t looking so hot,” North coach Nick Skinner said.
Isaiah Peetz led the Bull Dogs with a third-place finish at 120 pounds. Curtis Collins (132) and Andrew Chapman (170) each finished fourth.
Also for North, Morgan Smith (106), Will Russell (138), Alex Davidson (145) and Cameron Corbin (220) finished sixth. Brett Bosserman (160), Josh Larson (182) and David Redding (285) all split their first two matches before injury defaulting to take sixth.
Crusaders fall twice
Columbus Christian dug itself big early deficits in both of its games and fell to Granger Christian 57-29 in the afternoon and at Dugger Union 53-14 in the evening.
The Crusaders outscored Granger 27-23 in the second half after falling behind 34-2 at halftime. Emily Muck led Columbus Christian with 15 points.
“That Granger game, we really picked our heads back up,” Columbus Christian coach Jennifer Hardin said. “Granger is a really good team, and they were pounding us in the first half, so to pick it up in the second half, I was proud of them.”
Jena Fryback led the Crusaders with seven points against Dugger Union, which had jumped out to a 22-2 lead after one quarter.
Braves top Lancers for 5th
GREENWOOD — Edinburgh outscored Indian Creek over the final three quarters, but couldn’t overcome a 19-2 deficit after the first period and fell 60-46 in the fifth-place game of the Johnson County Tournament at Center Grove.
Bri Howard led the Lancers (1-4) with 11 points. Allie Schooler added nine.