Boys
Tri County 76 Lawrence-Nelson 40
After scoring a season-high of 21 points on Thursday against Fairbury, Tri County’s Evan Larson reset his season-high on Friday with a 24-point effort in the Trojans rout of Lawrence-Nelson in an away contest. 
Sophomore Lucas Weise added a career-high of 21 points in the win. The duo combined to go 16-of-28 from the field. 
Tri County’s win streak is now at four entering MUDECAS on Tuesday.
Meridian 39 McCool Junction 30
Paul Garcia, a 6-foot-3 senior, guided the Mustangs to a 9-point victory on Friday with a team-high 14 points. Meridian had their best offensive quarter of the season in quarter one, jumping out to a 24-6 lead after eight minutes of play. 
Meridian improved their record to 5-5 heading into Saturday’s game vs. Shelby-Rising City.


Superior 43 Thayer Central 35
Superior handed Thayer Central their seventh consecutive loss on Friday on the Wildcats home floor. 
Hunter Healy and Adin Leibel each reached double-digit scoring in the game with 15 and 12 points respectively. 
Falls City Sacred Heart 62 Diller-Odell 23
From 3-point land the Griffins went 0-of-15 in their 39-point loss to the second-ranked Class D-2 Falls City Sacred Heart. 
Diller-Odell’s record fell below .500 with the loss, moving to 5-7. 
The loss is the largest margin in a defeat this season for the Griffins.


Wilber-Clatonia 52 Southern 44
The Wolverines won their second straight game on Saturday, proceeding their two losses at the Malcolm Holiday Tournament on Dec. 28-29. 
Wilber-Clatonia’s 8-point win over Southern is the Wolverines closest win of the season. 
The victory improved their record to 10-2.


Shelby-Rising City 43 Meridian 26
Cold as ice appropriately describes Meridian’s shooting in Saturday’s 43-26 loss against Shelby-Rising City. 
The Mustangs shot 20 percent from deep (1-of-5), 26 percent from 2-point range (9-of-34), and 50 percent from the free throw line (5-of-10) in the game. Mario Garcia and Garrett Klipp tied for a team-high eight points.


Deshler 61 Thayer Central 37
Deshler jumped out to a 14-4 lead after one quarter and that set the tone for the rest of the game in Thayer Central’s 24-point loss. 
Peyton Dubbert, a Deshler senior, dropped 27 points on the Titans on 7-of-16 shooting. Thayer Central fell to 1-9 with the loss.


Girls
Lawrence-Nelson 46 Tri County 40
The Trojans scored their fourth-highest point total of the season during Friday’s contest at Lawrence-Nelson, but the sum wasn’t enough to come away with a victory. 
Tri County’s Madison Freese scored a career-high 23 points on 8-of-19 shooting from the field in the loss. 
Rebounding proved to be the significant difference in the contest as Raiders outrebounded the Trojans 44-27.


McCool Junction 26 Meridian 24
Meridian scored a season-low 24 points in their 2-point loss to McCool Junction in an away contest on Friday. 
The away team committed more the three times as many turnovers as assists (16 turnovers, five assist) and paired that with 20 percent shooting from the field (9-of-46).  
Meridian carried a 20-9 lead entering the fourth quarter before McCool Junction outscored the Mustangs 17-4 in the final eight minutes of play to secure the win.


Superior 45 Thayer Central 28
The No. 1 ranked team in Class C-2, Superior, set the tone in quarter one with a 21-10 advantage after eight minutes of play. 
Superior kept their record perfect with the win (10-0) while Thayer Central fell to 7-4 on the season with the loss.


Falls City Sacred Heart 50 Diller-Odell 29
Third-ranked Class D-2 Falls City Sacred Heart took advantage of Diller-Odell’s insufficient free throw shooting (6-of-22) and a slew of Griffin turnovers (22) that paired with only six assists in Friday’s contest. 
Diller-Odell was paced by Addison Heidemann’s 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting. She’s reached a double-digit point total in 10 of the Griffins 11 contests. 
The loss moves Diller-Odell’s record to 6-5.


Southern 48 Wilber-Clatonia 14
Wilber-Clatonia lost their 12th straight game to start the season on Saturday against Southern at home. The Wolverines shot 15 percent from the field (5-of-33) compared to Southern’s 46 percent shooting (18-of-39). 
Southern is slowly working their way up the Class C-2 ranks with a 10-2 record heading into MUDECAS on Monday. 


Meridian 40 Shelby-Rising City 29
Josiee Sobotka came ready to play on Saturday after lack luster 4-of-15 shooting effort against McCool Junction on Friday. The junior went 8-of-13 from the field, scoring a team-high 17 points in Meridian’s win. 
The 62 percent shooting was her second-highest efficiency mark of the season. The Mustangs controlled the game throughout, entering half with a 23-14 lead and the fourth quarter with a 35-16 lead. 
Meridian improved their record to 7-4 with the win.


Thayer Central 50 Deshler 32
Thayer Central reached for the 50-point mark for the second time in their last five game during Saturday’s 50-32 victory over Deshler in an away contest. 
Forcing turnovers and holding Deshler to a low shooting percentage was key for the Titans success. 
Thayer Central forced 21 turnovers and held the Dragons to 21 percent shooting from the field (11-of-52). 
The Titans improved their record to 8-4 with the win.