NORFOLK — Playing without Telegram Super Senior Trevor Kaslon, Scotus Central Catholic was futile on offense Tuesday in a 42-25 loss to Norfolk Catholic.
The Shamrocks (3-8) shot just 8 of 46 from the field and scored their fewest points since a 39-24 loss to Schuyler in 2007.
Scotus did itself no favors at the free-throw line either, making just 8 of 22 attempts.
Still, the Shamrocks managed to keep themselves in the game in the first half thanks to their defense.
Norfolk Catholic (3-10) led 8-7 after the first quarter and 21-14 at halftime. The Knights were able to break the game open in the second half, scoring 15 points in the third quarter to take a 36-22 advantage into the final period.
Andrew Fleecs led Norfolk Catholic with 13 points and Grant Shanle finished with 12 for Scotus.
The competition ramps up Friday as the Shamrocks host Class C-1, No. 6 Lincoln Christian (8-4).
Twin River 41
GENOA — David City Aquinas and Twin River both started fast Tuesday night in Genoa, but the Monarchs were able to maintain that pace in a 66-41 road victory.
After falling behind 20-17 after one quarter, Aquinas scored 19, 16 and 14 points in the following three periods to pull away. Twin River managed just seven points combined in the second and fourth quarters.
Telegram Super Senior Tyler Vavrina and Jack Jakub got the Monarch offense going early. Vavrina scored five of his game-high 24 points in the opening quarter and Jakub hit two of his three 3-pointers in the period. Jakub finished with 11 points.
Vavrina kept rolling in the second quarter, when he scored 11 points as Aquinas took a 36-25 halftime lead. He added eight points and the final two of his four 3-pointers in the third quarter.
Braden Smith chipped in seven points for Aquinas (10-2), including the team's seventh trey.
Brandon Miller led Twin River with 12 points, eight of which came in the first quarter. He knocked down three of the Titans' four 3-pointers.
Blaine Jacobi scored 10 points for Twin River (4-8) and Jaxon Hinkle finished with eight.
Aquinas, which has won seven straight games, plays Friday at Class C-1, No. 4 Grand Island Central Catholic. Twin River travels to Cross County on Thursday.
Shelby-Rising City 35
UTICA — Class C-2, No. 9 Centennial used a dominant third quarter to get past visiting Shelby-Rising City on Tuesday night.
The Broncos trailed 9-8 after one quarter before taking a slim 25-23 advantage at halftime. They outscored the Huskies 15-3 in the third period before hanging on for the 47-35 win.
Jackson Hirschfeld and Cooper Gierhan scored 13 points apiece to lead Centennial (10-2) and Heath Haberman chipped in nine.
Brenden Johnston paced Shelby-Rising City with 12 points, Austin Coffin scored eight and Bailey Belt had six.
The Huskies (4-7) host Hampton on Friday.