Basketball Roundup: East Butler girls 3rd in CRC tourney
Jan. 25 - East Butler 45, Cross County 41: Amanda Aerts scored a team-high 14 points for East Butler and Addie Sullivan scored 11 to win third place in the Cross Roads Conference tournament.
“Overall we had a great CRC Tourney,” said head coach James Kriz in comments sent to the Banner-Press. “Throughout the four games, Addie Sullivan and Olivia Bohac both stepped up and played at a very high level defensively, and Addie finally found her scoring touch netting 35 across the four games which surpassed her season total up to the tournament.
“We’re looking forward to the stretch run here. We have a rematch with McCool Junction on Jan. 29 and will likely see Cross County two more times.”
Jan. 26 - Thayer Central 60, David City 30 - Macy Svoboda scored 19 points, but slow starts in the first and third quarter doomed the Scouts. David City was outscored 14-2 in the first quarter and 16-4 in the third quarter.
“Thayer Central is a very fine team, especially defensively, and they just wore us down leading to easy transition baskets,” coach Nathan Wall said in comments sent to The Banner-Press. “We were forced to play short handed in this game, as Lauren Vandenberg was held out due to an injury from the game in Central City.”
Jan. 24 - No. 3 (C-1) Aquinas Catholic 58, No. 4 (D-1) Archbishop Bergan 41: Aquinas and Bergan were tied 8-8 after the first quarter before the Monarchs outscored the Knights 23-10 in the second.
Valerie Bohuslavsky hit a 3-pointer to open the second, and Aquinas never looked back. Breanna Stouffer led the team with 24 points.
Jan. 24 - Central City 63, David City 44: Both teams were able to find offense with a combined six players scoring double-digit points but it was the Bison who got the victory.
Emily Johnson led David City with 12 points while Neely Behrns and Lauren Vandenberg both scored 11.
“Central City has an All-State guard in Gabrielle Moser, and Neely Behrns did a great job of holding her to 17 points. However, when you give that much attention to one person, the others have a great chance of beating you, which is what Central City did by hitting six 3-pointers,” Wall said.
Jan. 24 - No. 7 BDS 61, East Butler 52: The Tigers took No. 7 BDS to overtime after hitting 10 of 24 3-pointers. Allie Rigatuso scored 15 and Amanda Aerts tallied 13.
Jan. 23 - East Butler 52, Meridian 43: East Butler trailed 10-7 after the first quarter then went on a 16-7 run during the second quarter. Allie Rigatuso scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for a double-double. Amanda Aerts led the Tigers with 17 points.
Jan. 23 - No. 5 Grand Island Central Catholic 49, No. 3 Aquinas Catholic 44: Aquinas and GICC battle back-and-forth but GICC’s Megan Woods double-double was too much to overcome. Breanna Stouffer led Aquians with 22 points.
Jan. 23 - McCool Junction 37, Shelby-Rising City 15 - The Huskies struggled to get the offense going. Taylor Potter led S-RC with four points.
Jan. 28 - David City 68, Thayer Central 60: In a rematch of a contest played just two days earlier, it was the Scouts taking a victory in the first round of the Southern Nebraska Conference Tournament thanks to double-digit points from Josh Seibert with 20, Nick Ruth with 16, Luis Salazar with 15 and Will Danielson with 12.
David City led by two after the first quarter, extended that to 14 by halftime then narrowly clung to 47-41 lead after three before closing it out in the fourth.
Jan. 26 - David City 59, Thayer Central 45: David City fell behind early, but stormed back thanks to four players in double digits. Nick Ruth scored a team-high 17 points, Josh Seibert added 15, Will Danielson contributed 14 and Luis Salazar tallied 11.
Jan. 24 - David City 60, Central City 47: David City extended the win streak to three games after a crucial road win. The Scouts allowed 22 first-quarter points and trailed by one after the first eight minutes then only allowed 11 combined in the second and third while taking a 44-33- lead into the fourth.
Salazar led in scoring with 17 points while Danielson grabbed 13 rebounds, dished out six assists and blocked two shots. It was Danielson’s fifth double-double of the season.
Jan. 23 - Kearney Catholic 68, Aquinas Catholic 57: Aquinas got out to an early lead but weak second and fourth quarters doomed the Monarchs in the first round of the Centennial Conference Tournament.
Zach Zavodny led Aquinas with 29 points and Dan Stara added 15.
Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Banner-Press. Reach him via email at DVDsports@lee.net.