Local sports roundup – January 17

Tribune Staff reports

Boys basketball

Cougars finish strong for win against Hilltoppers

Trinity Lutheran’s boys basketball team turned a nine-point halftime lead into a 72-46 win Friday at home against Shawe Memorial.

The game was tied at 13 after one quarter, and the Cougars led 30-21 at halftime.

They then put up back-to-back 21-point quarters to scorch the Hilltoppers.

Daniel Horton led the Cougars (10-3) with 23 points, while Keegan Rebber scored 12, and Toby VanLiew finished with a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Columbus Christian pulls out win vs. Crothersville

COLUMBUS

A high-scoring affair swung Columbus Christian’s way in Friday’s 87-78 win against visiting Crothersville.

The host Crusaders led 25-19 after one quarter and 42-34 at halftime.

Crothersville’s Micah Mains took game honors with 28 points, including four 3-pointers, and Eli Mollet added 18 points for the Tigers (4-13).

Adriane Polley’s career-highs of 25 points and 14 rebounds led Columbus Christian (12-4). Three other players scored in double figures.

Girls basketball

Crusaders hold on for home win against Tigers

COLUMBUS

Columbus Christian jumped out to an 18-0 lead after one quarter Friday night but had to hang on for a 49-41 girls basketball victory against Crothersville.

The Crusaders (17-3) were leading by 17 when the Tigers’ top player, Katrina Christian, hit her head while diving on the floor for a loose ball with 3:09 left in the third quarter.

She was taken by ambulance to Columbus Regional Hospital, where she was treated and released, and after a 40-minute delay the game resumed.

Crothersville (11-6) cut the margin to six before Columbus Christian put it away.

The Crusaders’ Macy Wingham led all scorers with 19 points, while the Tigers were led by Alexis Adair’s 17 points.