GENOA — David City Aquinas made just 34 percent of its field-goal attempts Tuesday night but still found a way to beat Twin River 43-40 for its fifth straight win.

The Monarchs (7-5) made only 5 of 20 shots from inside the 3-point arc, but were 5 of 9 from distance. An 18-for-24 performance at the free-throw line helped seal the road win.

Veronica Kobza knocked down two 3-pointers and scored a game-high 16 points for Aquinas and Vanessa Bohuslavsky added 11 points.

Neither team could create any separation in the game. They were tied at 12-all after the first quarter. Aquinas took a 22-18 lead at the break and held a 31-29 advantage going into the final quarter.

Halle Konz paced the Titans (9-4) with 14 points and Gabi Wieck added nine.

The Monarchs play Friday at Grand Island Central Catholic and the Titans are at Cross County on Thursday.

High Plains 44,

Palmer 40

CLARKS — Madie Young led High Plains to its third straight win following an 0-6 start to the season.

Young scored a game-high 19 points, including 14 in the second half, to lead the Storm to a 44-40 home victory Tuesday over Palmer.

High Plains battled to a 13-13 tie after the first quarter, but suffocated Palmer’s offense in the second quarter to take a 20-17 halftime lead.

Young scored nine points in the third quarter to help the Storm maintain a 32-27 advantage entering the final period.

Sydney Strobel added 10 points for High Plains (3-6), which hosts Nebraska Lutheran on Thursday.

Neb. Christian 63,

Osceola 32

OSCEOLA — Osceola was no match for Nebraska Christian.

The Eagles soared to a 24-6 lead after the first quarter Tuesday before gliding to a 63-32 road victory.

Christian led 42-13 at halftime before letting its reserves take over in the second half.

Grace Zelasney scored 12 points to lead Osceola and Ginni Johansen added 11.

The Bulldogs (0-10) host Class D-1, No. 9 Friend on Thursday.

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