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,
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 — 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.