By Staff Reports
BLOOMINGTON — Junior Bryce Lienhoop scored 23 points and grabbed 20 rebounds Tuesday night to lead Columbus East to a 71-61 win at Bloomington South.
“Bryce really worked hard tonight,” East coach Brent Chitty said.
“He had a lot of assists, too. He missed some shots early, but he kept his nose to the grindstone and kept working hard. We had some other kids step up and hit some free throws, so it was a really good job.”
The Olympians (6-1) led by 17 points early in the fourth quarter. The Panthers (5-5) cut the lead to nine midway through the period, but East held on.
“Then we just settled in and had better shot selection and hit some free throws,” Chitty said.
Nate Rich scored 14 points, and Ridge Harris added 13 for East, which had lost at Bloomington South on a last-second shot in last year’s sectional.
“Anytime you can go on the road and beat a quality opponent like Bloomington South, it’s nice. I thought we did a good job defensively. I thought we did a nice job of holding on and winning the game. I thought we had a very solid effort.”
Lancers edge Braves in 2 OTs
EDINBURGH — Edinburgh had to go two overtimes to pull out an 82-78 win over Indian Creek in the opening round of the Johnson County Boys Basketball Tournament.
Caleb Giles led the Lancers (7-1) with 28 points. Riley Price scored 21, while Nate King had 11 and Trent Tatlock 10.
Edinburgh will host Franklin in the semifinals at 6 p.m. Friday. Whiteland and Center Grove will meet in the second semifinal, and the championship will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
East sweeps Madison
East’s boys and girls put on a strong performance, as the boys downed defeating Madison 105-75 and the girls prevailed 111-66.
Seth Frownfelter won the 200-yard freestyle in 2 minutes 9.65 seconds, Isaac Walling took the 500 free (4:56.03), Matt Schutte captured the 100 butterfly (1:01.19) and C.J. Weber won the diving competition (158.80).
For the girls Brooke Statler won the 50 free (28.33), Kendra Arnholt took the 100 backstroke (1:17.00), Emmy Frederick captured the 100 breaststroke (1:24.85), Raegan Bradley won the 200 IM (2:36.49) and Lauren Brunn and Kacey Littiken placed first in diving (158.25).