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East Central can't challenge on-fire North boys


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ST. LEON — Class 4A No. 3 Columbus North ran its winning streak to 14 Saturday night with a 90-45 blowout at East Central.

The Bull Dogs (18-1) were never challenged. They led 41-20 at halftime and built the lead to 68-29 after three quarters.

“We started off really well,” North coach Jason Speer said. “We were really efficient tonight, really unselfish, really good ball movement. We were focused right from the get-go. The first half, we played a really, really good man-to-man (defense), and the second half, we played 2-3 zone effectively.”

Seniors Sawyer Glick and Clint Cunningham had career nights for the Bull Dogs. Glick poured in 29 points, and Cunningham added 22 points and 13 rebounds.

“Sawyer Glick and Clint Cunningham did a tremendous job scoring tonight,” Speer said. “They shot the ball well, and they moved well without the basketball. They did things to get open, and our guys got them the ball where they could score.”

Tori Jackson contributed 11 points and nine rebounds for North, which went 37 of 69 from the field, including 12 of 28 from 3-point range.

Lancers topple Braves

EDINBURGH — Edinburgh moved to within a half-game of second-place Indian Creek in the Mid-Hoosier Conference race with a 49-41 victory against the Braves.

Caleb Giles led the Lancers (11-4, 3-2) with 15 points. Ryan Burton added 10.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Cardinals nip Olympians

SOUTHPORT — Columbus East led by four with less than a minute remaining, but Southport rallied for a 59-58 win in the regular-season finale.

The Olympians (10-10) still led by one and had the ball with 30 seconds left, but gave it up, and the Cardinals hit a shot with 15 seconds remaining to take the lead. East missed a shot from inside, and Southport rebounded and was fouled with three seconds left. The Cardinals missed the one-and-one, and the Olympians missed a half-court shot at the buzzer.

“We were coming off the best game of the season against Floyd Central,” East coach Danny Brown said. “We played well today. We just let one slip away. We played well until the last 30 seconds, and we didn’t execute when needed.”

Allyson Bunch led the Olympians with 22 points. Sarah Loesch added 11.

“We had some good play from a lot of players,” Brown said. “Bunch and Sarah Loesch especially played well. We’ll be ready for Tuesday night.”

East plays host to Bloomington South in the opening round of the East Sectional at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Eagles knock off Eels

NASHVILLE — Brown County broke open a 23-23 halftime tie with a big third quarter and went on to down Clay City 51-45.

Sasha Robinson led the Eagles (11-9) with 27 points. Tanner Chapman added 12.

GIRLS SWIMMING

Owls 4th in sectional

FLOYDS KNOBS — Seymour finished fourth and Jennings County was fifth in the Floyd Central Sectional. Floyd Central won with 402 points, followed by New Albany (385), Jeffersonville (365), Seymour (274) and Jennings (258).

Neither the Owls nor the Panthers had any automatic state qualifiers. Seymour’s Alex Hawkins appears to have the best shot at a call-back after finishing second in the 100-yard backstroke in 1 minute, 1.21 seconds.

Jennings qualified two girls to Tuesday’s Bloomington North Diving Regional. Katelyn Posey finished third (379.10), and Chessler Biggs was fourth (314.90).

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