STROMSBURG — Colton Beebe had a big game Tuesday night while leading Cross County to a 64-46 home victory over Osceola.

The 5-foot-10 senior led all scorers with 27 points, including three 3-pointers and a 10-for-12 effort at the free-throw line. He added nine rebounds, four assists and two steals.

Cross County (5-4), which was up 36-26 at halftime and 51-38 after three quarters, knocked down seven 3-pointers and went 19 for 24 at the charity stripe to distance itself from Osceola. The Bulldogs (1-8) buried five 3-pointers, including three from James Snipes, who scored nine points, but attempted just eight free throws, hitting five of them.

Garrett Fisher paced the Osceola offense with 17 points on 7-for-10 shooting and Caden Theis chipped in eight points and nine assists.

Alex Pinkelman and Cael Lundstrom had 10 points apiece for Cross County and Grant Hollinger scored eight.

The Cougar bench outscored Osceola's 30-9.

Cross County plays Thursday at Sutton and Osceola hosts Class D-1, No. 5 Nebraska Lutheran that day.

Aquinas 44,

Pierce 35

DAVID CITY — There was no letdown for David City Aquinas after winning last weekend's David City Holiday Tournament.

The Monarchs, 8-2 and a ratings contender in Class C-1, followed that performance with a 44-35 home victory Tuesday over Pierce (3-7).

Aquinas didn't shoot particularly well, going 13 for 40 from the floor, but more than half of the team's field goals were from 3-point range as the Monarchs hit seven treys. They were also 11 for 16 at the free-throw line.

Telegram Super Senior Tyler Vavrina scored 16 points to pace Aquinas, which held leads of 21-20 at halftime and 34-27 after three quarters. Vavrina shot just 3 of 17, but every make was from long range and he finished 7 for 8 at the charity stripe.

Daniel Stara added eight points, including two 3-pointers, for Aquinas.

The Monarchs, who have won five straight games, host Schuyler on Thursday.


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