RAMSEY — Columbus East went to North Harrison short-handed Saturday afternoon, but that didn’t prevent the Olympians from pulling out a 59-58 victory.
With Molly Macy taking the SAT and Kristen Bellinger having a prior commitment, East had only eight varsity players available. Mikala Lomax, who led the Olympians with 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Audrey Wetzel, who added 12 points and eight rebounds, played the entire 32 minutes.
“With some players missing, it was a gritty effort on our part,” East coach Danny Brown said. “Mikala Lomax is just our rock in there. She kind of held things together. It wasn’t our best game of the year, but at the same time, this group is dealing with adversity and learning how to win.”
East (4-1) fell behind 6-0 early and trailed 37-35 at halftime. The Olympians led by one with about a minute left in the game when Abigail Wilson hit a 3-pointer to stretch the lead to four.
East still led 59-56 with six seconds remaining and North Harrison inbounding at midcourt. After a scramble for a loose ball, the Cats came up with it, but dribbled inside the 3-point line and hit a 2-pointer at the buzzer.
“Off the bench, we just had three players, and they all played a big part,” Brown said. “Abigail Wilson hit the big 3. Bryn Eudy and Lyric Jackson played really well.”
Eagles rout Northview
NASHVILLE — Brown County jumped out to a big lead early and never looked back on its way to a 51-31 Western Indiana Conference win over Northview.
Sasha Robinson and Whitney Williamson each scored 17 points to lead the Eagles (4-3, 1-1). Robinson also grabbed 12 rebounds.
East Central edges Panthers
ST. LEON — Jennings County saw its four-game losing streak snapped with a 51-48 loss at East Central.
Baylee Krueger led the Panthers (4-2) with 12 points.
Columbus Christian wins tourney
Columbus Christian knocked off Indianapolis Herron 80-75 in the afternoon semifinals and Trinity Christian 88-74 in the finals to capture its own eight-team tournament.
Josh Miracle led the Crusaders (9-1) with 23 points in the final. Chris Noblitt scored 18, while Austin Straub added 16 and Dalane Shaull had 14.
Noblitt poured in 34 points in the semifinals. Shaull added 19, and Straub had 13.
Eagles fall just short
NASHVILLE — After scoring only 19 points through three quarters, Brown County put up 25 in the fourth period, but it wasn’t enough in a 46-44 Western Indiana Conference loss to Northview.
Steve Norman led the Eagles with (0-3, 0-2) with 14 points.
Mohawks rally past Lancers
EDINBURGH — Edinburgh led by a point with less than three minutes remaining, but Waldron scored the game’s final seven points to pull out a 41-35 Mid-Hoosier Conference win.
Ryan Burton led the Lancers (1-1, 0-1) with 11 points. Caleb Giles added 10.
Owls fall to Cubs
SEYMOUR — Franklin jumped out to a 17-point halftime lead and went on to down Seymour 55-27.
Landon Booth led the Owls (0-3) with 14 points.
North girls down Trojans
GREENWOOD — The eighth-ranked Columbus North girls swim team edged No. 7 Center Grove 95-90 Saturday at Center Grove High School, while the No. 5 Bull Dogs dropped the boys match 99-87 to the No. 7 Trojans.
Individual winners for the North girls were Marah Bieger in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, Rachel Sollman in the 50 free, Maddie Wyke in the 100 fly and Emma Wyke in the 100 back.
Boys winners for North were Cody Taylor in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke and Sam Loescher in the 50 free.
North won the girls 200 medley relay with Emma Wyke, Bieger, Maddie Wyke and Sollman, the girls 200 free relay with Sollman, Mackenzie Fry, Karen Wildemann and Maddie Wyke, and the boys 200 free relay with Loescher, Sam Parker, Matthew Freudenthaler and Taylor.
East falls to Floyd Central
FLOYDS KNOBS — The Columbus East boys and girls swimmers were swept by Floyd Central. The No. 21 Highlanders won the boys meet 138-46, and Floyd took the girls meet 145-41.
Isaac Walling led the Olympian boys with second-place finishes in the 200 free and 500 free, and Logan Hudson took second in the 200 IM. Lauren Brunn led the girls with a second-place finish in the diving competition.
Jennings 2nd, East 3rd in duals
Jennings County went 6-1 to finish second, and East went 5-2 to finish third in the Hoosier Hills Conference Duals.
The Panthers downed Seymour 66-15 and East 36-27 Friday night at Bedford North Lawrence; then on Saturday at Jeffersonville, lost to Floyd Central 43-12 and beat BNL 62-12, New Albany 54-15, Jeffersonville 38-27 and Madison 51-16.
Gary Engelking (120 pounds) and Dakota Bott (182) went 6-1 for Jennings. Kyle Lewis (106), Marshall Holwager (126), Ethan Herrin (138), Colton Pifer (152), Gabe Wilson (160), Chance Alhbrand (195) and Colton Castetter (220) all went 5-2.
East beat BNL 56-9 and lost to Jennings on Friday. Saturday, the Olympians beat Jeffersonville 39-22, Madison 56-20, Seymour 59-19 and New Albany 69-10 and fell to Floyd Central 42-21.
Mitch Gilbert (132) went 7-0. Jake Martindale (113), Dalton Noblitt (138), Mike Wayant (145), Kyle Stillinger (160), Jimmy Fisher (170) and Rob McKee (285) all went 6-1.
Jennings’ No. 2 varsity team went 9-0 in a tournament at Scottsburg. Clayton Capes (132), Yael Galvin (160) each went 9-0, and Tyler Wilkins (152) went 8-0.
Bull Dogs go 3-2 in matches
BLOOMINGTON — North fell to Center Grove 52-26 before downing Bloomington North 63-14 and Martinsville 36-35, falling to Bloomington South 61-10 and beating Lawrence Central 48-23 to go 3-2 at the Bloomington North Invitational.
Zeke Gomes (132) and Luis Cambron (195) each went 4-1 for the Bull Dogs.