Minor gives major boost to East’s gymnists
MERRILLVILLE — The fifth-ranked Columbus East gymnasts put up their best score of the season Saturday in claiming Merrillville’s “Pirate Pride” Invitational title.
Led by Adi Minor’s sweep of the four events and the all-around competition, the Olympians scored a 109.325. Merrillville finished second with 107.925.
Minor won the vault (9.7), bars (9.65), beam (9.45) and floor (9.5) on her way to taking the all-around with a 38.3. Seena Greiwe finished second on the floor (9.225) and third on the bars (9.15) and beam (9.25) on her way to a third-place all-around finish (36.025).
Also for East, Abby Lewis took fourth on the floor (9.1), fifth on the bars (8.6) and seventh on the beam (8.9) to place fifth in the all-around (34.925). Andrea Stattenfield tied for eighth on the bars (8.0) and was ninth on the beam (8.7) and 12th on the floor (8.525) for an eighth-place all-around finish (33.625).
“We had great scores,” East coach Nancy Kirshman said. “Abby Lewis had a terrific day. Seena Greiwe had a terrific day. Everybody contributed. It was a great day.”
Crusaders fall to Wolves
Columbus Christian was within 10-9 after one quarter, but Providence Cristo Rey pulled away for a 38-29 victory.
Madison Henderson led the Crusaders (3-15) with 12 points. Jena Fryback added eight.
Chargers down Lancers
EDINBURGH — Edinburgh’s losing streak reached nine games with a 56-42 setback against Central Christian.
Jake Atha led the Lancers (3-15) with 15 points. Christian Cox added 13.