East swimmers sweep Pirates

The Columbus East boys and girls swimmers pulled off a sweep of Greensburg on Tuesday night. The Olympians won the boys meet 98-80, while the girls rolled 114-71.

Whitley Eicher, eligible to compete in her first meet for East after transferring from Columbus North, won the 200-yard individual medley (2 minutes, 27.95 seconds) and 100 butterfly (1:04.47). Raegan Bradley took the 200 freestyle (2:17.10) and 500 freestyle (6:08.58), and Cortney VanLiew captured the 50 freestyle (25.38) and 100 freestyle (56.30).

Also for the Olympian girls, Julie Connor won the diving (152.80), and Lizzy Frazier took the 100 backstroke (1:10.49). East swept the 200 medley (2:02.47), 200 freestyle (2:00.15) and 400 freestyle (4:01.84) relays.

For the boys, Chris Borowski won the 200 freestyle (2:02.58) and 500 freestyle (5:33.91), and Derek Alexander took the 200 IM (2:23.15) and 100 butterfly 1:02.64). Cordell Glass captured the diving (275.60), and Austin Smith won the 100 freestyle (53.89).

BOYS BASKETBALL

Crusaders top Colonial

Trailing Colonial Christian 14-6 in the first quarter, Columbus Christian coach Kevin Roth pulled all five starters. The bench came in to spark a comeback, and the Crusaders starters finished off a 66-55 victory.

“I think maybe we were taking them a little lightly,” Roth said. “We came out flat, and I thought it was time for a little bench time to maybe wake up, and it helped. Kyle Foster kind of stopped the bleeding there.”

Foster came off the bench to score five points in the first quarter. Lain Isley led the Crusaders (19-5) with 23 points, while Adriane Polley and Logan Roth each added 12.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Columbus Christian falls

Colonial Christian jumped out to a 17-3 lead after one quarter and went on to hand Columbus Christian a 17-3 loss. Jena Fryback led the Crusaders (3-14) with six points.

Columbus Christian is now without leading scorer Emily Muck, who left the team last week.