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The Columbus Christian boys basketball team outscored Horizon Christian in the second half Saturday night, but couldn’t overcome a 12-point halftime deficit in a 94-83 loss.

Dalane Shaull led the Crusaders (21-3) with 26 points. Josh Miracle scored 17, and Chris Noblitt added 13.

Panthers rip South Ripley

VERSAILLES — Jennings County raced to a 27-10 halftime lead and the Panthers went on to claim a 54-39 win at South Ripley.

Brad Hunt led the Panthers (8-6) with 23 points. Adrian Kirchner had 10 points, four assists and four steals; and Tyler Vogel added eight points and 10 rebounds.

Wildcats top Eagles

CLINTON — Brown County managed only 13 first-half points and suffered a 57-37 Western Indiana Conference loss at South Vermillion.

Luke Huls led the Eagles

(1-9, 0-4) with seven points.

Lancers down Baptist Academy

EDINBURGH — Edinburgh raced to a 16-point halftime lead and went on to post a 56-40 win over Baptist Academy.

Matt Heagy led the Lancers (8-4) with 16 points. Dakota Sneed scored 13, and Bobby Simpson added 12.

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Crusaders fall to Lions

After being outscored 26-10 in the first quarter, Columbus Christian couldn’t find an answer to narrow the lead against Horizon Christian, and fell 71-41.

“They shot a very high percentage against us,” Columbus Christian coach Ron Bridgewater said. “They controlled the post and had a good inside-outside game, and we couldn’t find an answer against that.”

Rachel Warren led the Crusaders (14-8) with 18 points. Macy Wingham added nine.

Royals rally past Jets

HOPE — Hauser jumped out to a 7-0 lead a minute into the game and led the first

3½ quarters, but Class 2A

No. 4 Eastern Hancock rallied for a 73-66 Mid-Hoosier Conference win.

The Jets (9-11, 4-3) were victimized by 36 turnovers.

“They’re a pretty good team, and we played them toe to toe until four minutes left to go in the game,” Hauser coach Brad Hamilton said. “Our kids gave 110 percent effort for

32 minutes. This team theoretically should have beat us by

20 or 30. You take away the turnovers, it was our best game of the year.”

Frances Shoaf scored a career-high 16 points, and Ellie Trotter had 15 to lead the Jets. Erynn Shaw, the team’s lone senior, added

10 points and six rebounds on senior day, and Leslie Sims scored 10 points.

Braves inch past Cougars

GREENSBURG — South Decatur led by a point at halftime, but Indian Creek rallied in the second half for a

55-50 MHC win.

Ashley Johannigman led the Cougars (6-9, 3-4) with

19 points. Julia Miller

added 14.

Trinity tops Tigers

CROTHERSVILLE — Trinity Lutheran led by only one

at the halftime break before pulling away for a 60-51 win

at Crothersville.

Brianna Sons led the Cougars (15-4) with 20 points. Sydney Stuckwisch had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Mariah Nolan added 11. Allison Posey grabbed 12 rebounds.

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