East upsets No. 9 Trojans
ST. LEON — Columbus East made it back-to-back wins over ranked opponents, pulling out a 55-46 victory Thursday at East Central.
The Olympians (5-1), who are ranked No. 18 in this week’s IBCA all-class poll and No. 11 in the ICGSA 4A rankings, trailed the No. 9 Trojans 20-15 after one quarter before pulling within 21-21 at the half. The Olympians seized control in the third quarter and led 37-31 after three.
“We didn’t play our best the first half, and we were only down one,” East coach Danny Brown said. “The first quarter, we were a little loose with the ball a couple of times, and they had a big first quarter. Then, our defense shut them down. We’ve been working on matchup zone, and we bothered them a little bit with that.”
Koryn Greiwe went 10 for 10 from the free-throw line, including 8 for 8 in the fourth quarter, and finished with 18 points to pass Shelby Ross for second place on the Olympians’ all-time scoring list. Greiwe now has 1,362 points, trailing only Maria Stack’s 1,518.
Harley Gant added 16 points and eight rebounds for East. Saige Stahl scored 10 points.
“The star of the game to me was Harley Gant,” Brown said. “She just played great throughout. She played a great game inside. She was a big difference make for us tonight.”
North rallies for road win
NEW ALBANY — Columbus North trailed New Albany 24-18 at halftime before rallying for a 59-47 road victory.
North (3-2) outscored New Albany 19-11 in the third quarter and 22-12 in the fourth.
Kylah Lawson scored 15 of her 21 points in the second half to lead North. Lauren Barker added 16 points, and Kathryn Wilson came off the bench to score a career-high 10.