East upsets No. 2 BNL
BEDFORD — Class 4A 4A co-No. 14 Columbus East pulled a major upset for the second year in a row against Bedford North Lawrence, knocking off the 4A No. 2 Stars 58-51.
The Olympians (14-3, 4-0) led from start to finish in taking command of the Hoosier Hills Conference race. They led 16-12 after one quarter, 38-31 at halftime and 44-38 after three quarters.
The Stars cut the lead to one with about two minutes remaining, but Koryn Greiwe and Saige Stahl hit some big free throws to put the game away.
Greiwe led the Olympians with 19 points. Stahl added 16 points and 11 rebounds, Harley Gant scored 10 points, Albany Speer had eight points and Leah Bachmann contributed five points and 11 rebounds.
“We shot the ball well,” East coach Danny Brown said. “We got off to a really good start and we shot a really high percentage from the get-go. Our press turned them over quite a bit, and we rebounded the ball well. It was one of our better rebounding games of the year. We shared the basketball really well. Our experience and our maturity and talent just showed tonight. To beat the No. 2 team in the state on their home floor, it’s a big win for our program.”
North falls to Giants
Columbus North led 20-14 with 1:35 left in the third quarter, but Ben Davis finished the game on a 24-5 run to pull out a 38-25 victory.
Andrea Justis led the Bull Dogs (10-6) with nine points. Kylah Lawson added eight.
Pirates beat Eagles
NASHVILLE — Greensburg jumped out to a 27-15 halftime lead and went on to hand Brown County a 59-35 defeat.
Abigail Watson led the Eagles (3-15) with 12 points. Katie Tipton added eight.
East girls win
MADISON — Columbus East’s girls picked up a 103-77 win at Madison. The East boys fell 107-69.
Ellie Proffitt won the 200-yard individual medley (2 minutes, 20.04 seconds) and 100 breaststroke (1:13.22) and Karissa Miller took the 50 freestyle (26.18) and 100 freestyle (57.04) to lead the Olympian girls. Gabbie Meier captured the diving competition (196.15), Grace Hale won the 500 freestyle (6:38.76) and Josie Havenaar took the 100 backstroke (1:07.66). East also captured the 400 freestyle relay (4:10.78).
Dathan Wolf led the boys with wins in the 50 freestyle (23.28) and 100 freestyle (51.51). Gavin Day took the diving (140.96) and Misha Machavariani captured the 100 butterfly (57.57).
Bull Dogs top Panthers
NORTH VERNON — Columbus North won six matches by pin and another by forfeit in a 45-33 win at Jennings County.
Bryce Hawkins (113 pounds), Justice Thornton (126), Jason Shuey (132), Luke Spurgeon (160), Jared Slocum (182) and Bryce Abner (195) all won by pin for the Bull Dogs. Liam Curfman (106) won by forfeit, and Keller DeSpain (170) won by decision.
Evan Sochacki (138), Bryce Barnes (152), Gage Gasper (220) and Peyton Hayden (285) all won by pin for the Panthers. Lane Kirchner (120) won by forfeit, R.J. Barberis (145) won by decision.
Lancers take first loss
EDINBURGH — Class A No. 2 Edinburgh took its first loss of the season, a 37-34 setback to Greenwood in the opening round of the Johnson County Tournament.
Landen Burton led the Lancers (11-1) with 14 points. Travis Jones added eight.