COLUMBUS -- It was a much closer game Saturday than the first time Lakeview and Scotus Central Catholic played this season, but the end result remained the same.
The Shamrocks (7-14) held off the Vikings (3-17) for a 50-44 win at Lakeview High School.
It’s the second time this season Scotus has beat its crosstown rivals. The Shamrocks also beat Lakeview 65-40 in the Columbus Holiday Tournament.
It certainly was not the prettiest basketball game as the teams combined for 47 fouls and 51 free throw attempts.
Scotus left several points at the charity stripe and it nearly cost the Shamrocks the game. Scotus was 21 for 37 at the line, however, it was 11 for 15 in the fourth quarter when it mattered most.
The Shamrocks led for much of the first half including 12-10 after the first quarter and 29-25 at halftime. Lakeview locked in defensively for the third quarter and overcame that deficit to take a 36-32 lead into the fourth quarter.
This time, it was Scotus that overcame the four-point deficit.
Caden Pelan scored a game-high 17 points for Scotus and Telegram Super Senior Trevor Kaslon added 12. Landon Vogt and Jaden Johnson led Lakeview with 12 points each.
The Shamrocks wrap up the regular season at home against David City Aquinas on Thursday. Lakeview hosts Central City on Friday in its regular-season finale.
WAHOO -- Wahoo (20-2) showed Lakeview why it’s the top-ranked team in Class C-1 on Friday.
The Warriors rolled the Vikings 74-44.
It was 21-12 after the first quarter and 37-19 at halftime. Wahoo never eased up on its offense, scoring another 37 points in the second half.
Brendan Lacey scored 17 points to lead four Warriors in double figures. Luke Rollman had a team-high 11 points for Lakeview.
OMAHA -- Columbus High’s seniors led the Discoverers to a 62-47 road win over Elkhorn on Saturday.
Blake Petersen, Andy Pike, Jaz Ackerson and Michael Koch combined for 59 of the team’s points in the win. Ackerson scored 21 points to lead Columbus. Pike had 14, Koch had 13 and Petersen added 11 points.
For the second straight game, the third quarter was the difference for the Discoverers. Columbus led 18-16 after the first quarter and 25-23 at the half.
The Discoverers outscored the Antlers 18-7 in the third period to take control and lead 43-30 going into the final quarter.
Columbus wraps up the regular season on Friday, going to Class B, No. 3 Platteview.
DAVID CITY -- David City Aquinas picked up its best win of the season on Friday, knocking off Class C-2, No. 5 Centennial 48-46.
Zach Zavodny led the Monarchs (13-8) with 13 points. Telegram Super Senior Tyler Vavrina added 11 and Daniel Stara had 10 points.
Centennial (19-3) jumped out to a 12-6 lead after the first quarter, but Aquinas came back to lead 25-24 at halftime.
The Monarchs extended their lead to 35-30 after the third quarter and held on in the final eight minutes for the win.
Aquinas plays at Scotus on Thursday.
SCHUYLER -- Schuyler finally snapped its 12-game losing on Friday, beating Fairbury 54-42.
Auston Hall scored 27 points for the Warriors (4-16) while Noah Beebe had 14 points and Mason Kovar chipped in 10.
Schuyler started the game off hot, leading 19-7 at the end of the first quarter and 35-16 at the half. Fairbury (6-15) tried to make a late charge, but was in too big of a hole.
The Warriors play at Raymond Central on Friday.
ALBION -- Boone Central/Newman Grove methodically pulled away from Ainsworth (10-11) for a 70-47 victory on Saturday.
Cody Nelson led the Cardinals with 19 points. Will Frey added 12 and Carter Henry had 11.
BC/NG (15-7) led 20-12 after the first quarter and 34-26 at half. It was 52-36 at the end of the third quarter.
The Cardinals play at Crofton on Friday.
St. Francis 75,
Shelby-Rising City 56
SHELBY -- Class D-2, No. 7 Humphrey St. Francis is finding its groove at the perfect time.
After losing three straight games two weeks ago, the Flyers (15-7) have won their last four, including Saturday’s 75-56 victory over Shelby-Rising City (8-12).
Trevor Pfeifer had 24 points, 12 rebounds and seven steals to lead St. Francis. Riley Jarosz scored 20 points, Pierce Eisenmenger had 13 and Quinn Olmer added 12.
Austin Coffin led the Huskies with 16 points.
St. Francis led 22-18 after the first quarter and 40-37 at half. The Flyers opened the game up in the third quarter, taking a 61-46 lead into the final period.
St. Francis plays at Twin River on Friday. S-RC plays at East Butler that day.
Shelby-Rising City 75,
OSCEOLA -- Four Shelby-Rising City players scored in double figures as the Huskies blew out Osceola 75-36 on Friday.
Jett Pinneo and Max Hoatson scored 15 points apiece for S-RC (8-12) while Brenden Johnston added 12 and Austin Coffin finished with 10.
Caden Theis led the Bulldogs (2-18) with eight points.
S-RC led 26-9 after the first quarter and 40-25 at half. It was 59-29 after the third quarter.
Osceola hosts High Plains on Friday.
Elkhorn Valley 49,
St. Edward 38
ST. EDWARD -- Trevor Rassmussen kept St. Edward in the game on Saturday, but Elkhorn Valley’s Kalen Dittrich matched every step of the way as the Falcons (5-15) beat the Beavers 49-38.
Rassmussen scored a game-high 25 points for the Beavers (2-17). Dietrich had 21 of his own.
Elkhorn Valley took a 15-12 lead after the first quarter and 31-21 advantage at the break. It was 38-29 after three quarters.
St. Edward plays at Spalding Academy on Friday.
Cross County 39
STROMSBURG -- Cross County gave Class D-2, No. 4 Exeter-Milligan all it could handle Friday, but the Timberwolves escaped with a 41-39 victory.
Exeter-Milligan (18-5) led 12-9 after the first quarter and 22-20 at half. It was 31-28 after the third quarter.
Grant Hollinger scored a game-high 15 points for the Cougars (9-12). Colton Beebe added 11 points.
Cross County hosts Friend on Friday.
WISNER -- Wisner-Pilger blew past Clarkson/Leigh on Friday for a 74-32 victory.
The Gators (16-7) were hardly challenged in taking a 19-8 first-quarter lead and 37-15 advantage at halftime. It was 65-25 at the end of the third quarter.
Jacob Gall had a team-high 12 points for Clarkson/Leigh (4-16).
The Patriots play at David City on Friday.