STROMSBURG — Colton Beebe had a monster game to lead Cross County to a 52-43 home win in its season opener Thursday against McCool Junction.
Beebe posted a game-high 18 points to go along with 15 rebounds, four assists, five steals and a block.
The Cougars jumped out to an early double-digit advantage, leading 16-6 after the first quarter, but McCool Junction started to chip away at the deficit, which stood at just four points after the third period.
A strong final eight minutes sealed the win for Cross County.
Grant Hollinger scored 11 points and Kalin Gabriel added 10 for the Cougars, who play Dec. 8 at Meridian.
St. Francis 67,
HUMPHREY -- Eleven different players scored for Humphrey St. Francis Thursday in a 67-19 blowout of Osceola.
Riley Jarosz led the way for the fourth-ranked Flyers with 15 points and six rebounds. Trevor Pfeifer added 11 points and Pierce Eisenmenger had nine points and five steals. Jarrett Weidner dished out five assists.
The game was decided after the opening eight minutes as St. Francis opened up a 17-3 lead. A 32-12 halftime advantage ballooned into a 54-16 lead for the Flyers heading into the fourth quarter.
St. Francis hosts No. 1 Riverside on Thursday.
North Bend 69,
Twin River 45
GENOA — The second and fourth quarters decided Thursday’s game between Twin River and North Bend.
The Tigers outscored host Twin River 39-16 in those quarters en route to a 69-45 win.
Brandon Miller scored a team-high 16 points for the Titans, who did themselves no favors at the free-throw line, making just 11 of 25 attempts.
Tanner Wietfeld had a game-high 19 points for North Bend.
Twin River plays Logan View/Scribner-Snyder at home on Saturday.
David City 38
DAVID CITY — David City got off to a strong start in Thursday’s season opener against Centennial, but the Broncos pulled away in the middle quarters for a 65-38 win.
After leading 15-11 at the end of the first quarter, David City was outscored 36-11 over the next 16 minutes, putting the game out of reach.
Will Danielson scored 15 points to lead the Scouts and Luis Salazar added nine.