GENOA — Twin River’s stifling defense couldn't slow down Humphrey St. Francis.
The Titans had only allowed two opponents to score more than 30 points in a game and nobody had reached 40 in their 6-1 start to the season.
The Flyers (8-0), ranked third in Class D-2, scored 52 points on the road Thursday for a 52-30 win over Twin River (6-2).
The 1-2 punch of Allison Weidner and Telegram Super Senior Logan Wemhoff overwhelmed the Titans. Weidner had a team-high 19 points to go along with seven assists, six steals and four rebounds. Wemhoff posted a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
St. Francis dominated the first quarter, surrendering just a lone free throw while jumping out to a 12-1 lead. The Flyers extended that advantage to 26-9 at halftime and were never threatened in the second half.
Twin River didn’t submit stats for the game.
The Flyers play in the Nebraska Wesleyan Holiday Tournament beginning Thursday while the Titans take on Scotus Central Catholic in the opening round of the Columbus Holiday Tournament that day.
East Butler 49,
David City 37
DAVID CITY — A strong first half propelled East Butler to a 49-37 road win over David City on Thursday.
Jaden Rhynalds scored a team-high 17 points to pace the Tigers, who scored 33 points in the first half.
East Butler (5-2) led 14-6 after the first quarter and 33-21 at halftime, then kept the double-digit advantage most of the second half.
Josh Seibert scored a game-high 18 points for David City (2-4), but the rest of the team combined to score just 19 points.
Trevor Havlovic and Taylor Jirovsky added 10 points each for East Butler, which plays Thursday in the Weeping Water Holiday Tournament. David City hosts its holiday tournament that day.
David City 49,
East Butler 39
DAVID CITY — David City's supporting cast was the difference in Thursday’s 49-39 home win over East Butler.
Chaquoya Givens scored a game-high 17 points and Renee Backstrom knocked down three 3-pointers and added 11 points for the Scouts.
They were cancelled out by Madison Helman’s 16 points and Amanda Aerts' 14 points for East Butler.
David City’s role players combined for 21 points while just two other Tigers scored a combined nine points.
A strong second quarter gave the Scouts some breathing room. David City outscored East Butler 14-5 in the period to take a 24-14 halftime lead.
The Tigers hung around in the second half but could never make a run to get back in the game.
East Butler (4-3) plays Thursday in the Weeping Water Holiday Tournament and David City (2-5) hosts its holiday tournament that day.