Scouts raising the bar
The David City girls basketball team built a 35-21 halftime lead on its way to a 53-39 road victory over Raymond Central on Jan. 9
“This was the best played game by a David City girls basketball team in three years,” David City coach Nathan Wall said. “We played a great game against a quality opponent. Our defense was tremendous in that we only committed six fouls for the entire game against a team that spreads us out and tries to drive to the hole.
The Scouts played closer to their potential, Wall said.
“For the first time this year we played a full 32 minutes and they showed just how good of a team we are capable of being,” he said.
The Scouts sealed the win with success at the free throw line. Macy Svoboda went 5-11, while Chaquoya Givens was 4-6.
January 9 at Raymond Central
David City 12 23 9 9- 53
Raymond Central 9 12 7 11- 39
Scoring – DC: Givens 16, Couch 10, Backstrom 9, Vandenberg 7, Andel 5, Svoboda 5
Monarchs fall to GICC
The Monarchs had a big fourth quarter but it wasn’t enough to overcome the third quarter drought against Grand Island Central Catholic. The Crusaders won 53-47 on Jan. 12.
“We lost a hard fought battle,” Aquinas coach Vanessa Munter said. “They got up on us right away and kept chipping away at the lead. In the fourth quarter we were doing good things to get ourselves on top but unfortunately we matched those good things with mistakes.”
The Monarchs shot 35 percent from the field but made 60 percent at the foul line. Veronica Kobza led the team with 17 points and Valerie Bohuslavsky scored 11.
“GICC is a good team but I felt like we beat ourselves tonight. If we clean up our mistakes and the game ends the way we want it to, on top.
January 12 at GICC
Aquinas- 11 9 4 23 -47
GICC-15 16 6 16 -53
Scoring – AQ: Val Bohuslavsky- 11, Kobza 17, Sellers 4, Stouffer 9, Van. Bohuslavsky 6.
Monarchs defeat Titans
The Monarchs had just enough to hold off the home team Twin River Titans on Jan. 9 at Genoa, winning 43-40.
Aquinas held a four point halftime lead and the Titans evened the score at 31 after three quarters.
Veronica Kobza was a difference maker, leading the Monarchs with 16 points, she went 3-6 on three pointers and 6-6 at the line. She grabbed four rebounds and recorded five steals. As a team, the Monarchs were 64 percent from the foul line.
January 9 at Genoa
Aquinas 12 10 9 12 – 43
Twin River 12 6 13 9 – 40
Scoring – A: Kobza 16, Van. Bohuslavsky 11, Stouffer 5, 3 pts: Kobza 2-4, Van. Bohuslavsky 3-6. Rebounds – Kobza 4, Van. Bohuslavsky, Stouffer, Birkel 3. Assists – A: Van. Bohuslavsky 4, Sellers 3. Steals – A: Kobza 5, Sellers 4.
Huskies outlast the Hawks
SHELBY — After a low-scoring first half, Shelby-Rising City held on for a 35-31 home win Jan. 12 over Hampton.
The teams combined to score just 17 points in the first half. S-RC (4-9) held Hampton (4-9) scoreless in the first quarter, but only scored four points itself.
The Huskies were up 10-7 at halftime before the offenses started to show up. S-RC led 21-17 entering the final quarter.
Senior Sydnie Adams scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Huskies. Kamryn Pokorney finished with eight points and 10 rebounds and Emily Neujahr added eight points.
– Columbus Telegram