COLUMBUS — An 11-0 run to start the second quarter propelled Omaha Marian to a 61-39 road win over Columbus High on Tuesday.
The Crusaders (11-6), who took a 17-13 lead after the first quarter, blew the game open in the second period to grab a 32-17 advantage at the half.
“We couldn't get any closer after that,” Columbus head coach Dave Licari said. “I didn't have us prepared enough for the half-court defensive pressure that we saw from Marian tonight.”
Marian continued to pull away in the second half, taking a 50-24 lead after three quarters.
Kennedy Jones led the Discoverers (5-13) with a game-high 21 points.
Columbus hosts Norris on Saturday.
St. Francis 73,
Central Valley 50
HUMPHREY — Four Flyers scored in double figures Tuesday to lead Class D-2, No. 2 Humphrey St. Francis to a 73-50 home win over Central Valley (10-6).
Allison Weidner finished just shy of a triple-double with 16 points, 14 assists, eight rebounds and four steals in the win. Tara Foltz had a team-high 17 points while Telegram Super Senior Logan Wemhoff put up 15 points and eight rebounds. Bridget McPhillips added 12 points.
Weidner and the Flyers (18-2) were humming offensively from the opening tip as St. Francis led 20-13 after the first quarter and 41-23 at halftime. The Flyers were up 59-35 after the third quarter.
St. Francis hosts Spalding Academy on Saturday.
Shelby-Rising City 48
SHELBY — Shelby-Rising City let Fullerton off the hook in the fourth quarter Tuesday as the Warriors rallied for a 52-48 win in Shelby.
The Huskies (6-12) led 43-38 going into the fourth quarter before getting outscored 14-5 by Fullerton (6-11) over the last eight minutes.
S-RC led 12-8 after the first quarter and 29-22 at halftime.
Emily Neujahr knocked down five 3-pointers and scored a team-high 20 points for the Huskies. Telegram Super Senior Sydnie Adams added a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
S-RC hosts Class D-1, No. 1 Bruning-Davenport/Shickley on Friday.
High Plains 27
CLARKS — Class D-1, No. 4 Meridian knocked down 10 3-pointers Tuesday in a 56-27 blowout of High Plains.
Erin Johnson and Jaice Sobotka knocked down three treys apiece to lead the Mustangs (17-3) with 15 and 11 points, respectively. Josiee Sobotka added 11 points for Meridian.
Cara DeMers scored nine points to lead the Storm (5-11).
Josiee Sobotka scored eight of her 11 points in the first quarter to propel Meridian to a 19-9 lead. The Mustangs continued to pull away from there, leading 30-14 at halftime and 46-21 after three quarters.
High Plains plays Friday at East Butler.