Hoop Scoop: CHS girls fall to Platteview

February 7, 2019

Columbus High girls basketball was unable to overcome 21 turnovers on Tuesday night in a 44-31 defeat hosting Platteview.

On top of turning the ball over 21 times, the Discoverers shot 26 percent from the field.

“The girls kept working, which you always need to do because you never know when it’s going to turn around,” said head coach Dave Licari in comments sent to The Telegram. “From the two-minute mark of the third quarter to the two-minute mark of the fourth quarter we didn’t score, then in a 1:30 stretch, we scored nine.”

CHS was outscored 9-4 in the first quarter but outscored the Trojans 10-9 in the second.

Platteview took control in the second half outscoring Columbus 26-17.

CHS has one game remaining in the regular season which will take place Friday at Blair.

C-1 No. 1 Wahoo 82, Scotus Boys 52: The Scotus losing streak is now at 11 games with only two regular season game remaining for the Shamrocks to find the win column before sub-district play.

Grant Shanle led Scouts with 14 points. Bryce Vuncannon contributed 11.

Scouts fell behind early and trailed 16-6 after eight minutes. Scotus then allowed Wahoo to score 22, 24 and 20 points in the following quarters.

Scotus’ record is now 5-15, and its next game is against cross-town rival Lakeview on Saturday.


High Plains Community 45, Osceola 33: Brooke Bannister led the STorm with 14 points as High Plains captured its fourth win of the season.

Cross County 56, East Butler 18: Freshman Josi Noble, sophomore Erica Stratman, and sophomore Cortlyn Schaefer all scored in double digits in a game that was never in doubt for the Cougars.

Fullerton 71, St. Edward 42: Alyssa Reardon scored 17 points and Lainey Werts added 16 for the Beavers in a losing effort.


D-1 No. 6 Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 61, Oakland-Craig 52: Senior Ethan Hanzel recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds during the win Tuesday night.

East Butler 52, Cross County 49: Cael Lundstrom’s 15 points helped push Cross County to the win.

No. 3 Fullerton 85, St. Edward 25: The Beavers were outscored 33-10 in the first quarter and never bounced back.

Northwest 66, Boone Central/Newman Grove 43

Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Columbus Telegram. Reach him via email at sports@columbustelegram.com

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