Hain lifts Tigers past O-BT

East Butler’s Kaitlyn Hain had a career high 28 points to lead the Tigers, but they weren’t enough to overcome Omaha Brownell-Talbot’s 27-point third quarter in the Jan. 5 defeat of the Tigers at Brainard.

Hain hit four three pointers to help her team’s cause. Anna Rigatuso followed with 10 points. Rigatuso led the Tigers with 8 rebounds. For the second straight night, the Tigers were out-rebounded 34 to 26, East Butler coach Kevin Behne said.

The Tigers shot 34 percent from the field but were out shot by Brownell-Talbot with 49 percent shooting for the game. Brownell-Talbot was led by freshman Josie Petrulis with 35 points, who was 15 of 29 from the field.

“We started slow and they were hot from the start of the game,” Behne said.

The Tigers overcame a five point deficit to claim a 28-25 lead at half. The hot shooting Raiders outscored the Tigers 27-13 in the third quarter and Petrulis scored 18.

The Tigers hosted conference foe Nebraska Lutheran on Tuesday, travel to Dorchester on Thursday and host state rated Heartland on Friday.

January 5 at Brainard

OBT 16 9 27 15 - 69

EB 12 16 13 16 – 57

Scoring – EB: Hain 28, Rigatuso 10, Pierce, Haney 6 3 pt: Hain 4-10, Rigatuso 2-5.

OBT: Petrulis, 35,

Huskies test Meridian

SHELBY — Shelby-Rising City tested Class D-1, No. 2 Meridian on Saturday, but ultimately fell 37-32.

The Huskies fought back from a 12-4 first-quarter deficit to pull within 19-15 at halftime, but the undefeated Mustangs (11-0) were able to hold off S-RC in the second half.

Senior Sydnie Adams scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Huskies, who shot 12 for 35 from the field and 7 of 14 at the free-throw line. Emily Neujahr added eight points for S-RC (3-8) and Cassie Caraway scored six.

The Mustangs, who went 12 for 39 from the floor and 9 of 16 at the line, were led by Erin Johnson's 14 points.

S-RC plays Tuesday at Centennial.

January 6 at Daykin

M 12 7 11 7 – 37

S-RC 4 11 7 10 – 32

Scoring – M: Johnson 14, Schafer 8, Ja. Sobotka 7, Jo. Sobtka 5

S-RC: Adams 14, Neujahr 8, Caraway 6, Pokorney 4.

Rebounds – M: Pribyl 6, Johnson, Schafer 3.

S-RC: Pokorney 14, Adams 12, Neujahr 3.

Assists – M: Johnson, Schafer 3.

S-RC: Neujahr, Harrison 2.

Steals- M: Johnson 4, Miller 3.

S-RC: Caraway 3.

Timberwolves too much for S-RC

EXETER — Class D-2, No. 2 Exeter-Milligan had too much offensive firepower for Shelby-Rising City.

The Timberwolves shot 24 for 43 (56 percent) from the field and buried 8 of 12 attempts from 3-point range in Friday's 64-30 home win.

“The Timberwolves got off to a hot start shooting 6-8 in the first half from the three point line and never looked back as they controlled the entire game from the opening tip,” Shelby-Rising City coach Turner Trofholz said.

Kate Jansky hit three treys and scored 22 points to lead Exeter-Milligan, which built advantages of 25-6 after one quarter and 38-15 at halftime. Hannah Beethe had two 3-pointers and 19 points for the Timberwolves (11-1) and Katherine White added 11 points.

S-RC, which went 12 for 49 from the field and 3 of 11 at the free-throw line, was paced by Aspyn Harrison's eight points. She hit two of the team's three 3-pointers and Emily Neujahr, who added seven points, had the other.

Neujahr also recorded six rebounds and two steals.

January 6 at Exeter

S-RC 6 9 5 10- 30

E-M 25 13 13 13 – 64

Scoring – S-RC: Harrison 8, Neujahr 7, Adams, Hopwood 4, 3 pt: Harrison 2-2

E-M: Jansky 22, Beethe 19, White 11.

Rebounds – S-RC: Potter 6, E. Neujahr 6, Pokorney 4, Adams, Harrison, A. Neujahr 2.

Titans pull away from Scouts

GENOA — Twin River had to withstand a furious third-quarter rally by David City, but pulled away in the fourth quarter Friday for a 49-37 home win over the Scouts.

The Titans (8-3) dominated the first half, leading 15-6 after eight minutes of play and 29-11 at the break. But David City (3-7) came roaring back in the third quarter, outscoring Twin River 18-5, and only trailed 34-29 going into the fourth quarter.

The Titans managed to hold on late. Halle Konz scored a game-high 19 points for Twin River while Cali Shanle and Gabi Weick added 11 points apiece.

Macy Svoboda led David City with 14 points and Chaquoya Givens added 12.

-Columbus Telegram

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