Warren’s 26 Points Set Tone In Blowout Victory
Boys
Diller-Odell 54 Friend 36
Griffins senior Bryston Warren tied his career-high, scoring 26 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the field on Friday at Friend. The home team hung with Diller-Odell in the early goings, trailing 21-18 at the half. The Griffins went on to outscore Friend 33-18 in the second half.
Meridian 51 Silver Lake 50
Facing a five-point deficit coming out of halftime, Meridian regrouped and outscored Silver Lake 28-22 in the second half to come away with a one-point win on the road. Meridian received double-digit scoring contributions from Garrett Klipp (14), Mario Garcia (11), and Fred Kujath (12). The Mustang boys’ teams has been on the winning track as of late, coming out victorious in their last four contests.
Southern 58 Thayer Central 51
Sothern’s trio of Drake Adams, Braden Klover, and Carson Borzekofski proved to be too much for Thayer Central during Friday’s competition in Wymore. The trio each scored in double digits. Adams led the way with 16 points, Klover netted 12, and Borzekofski recorded 15. 
Tri County 73 Sterling 61
For the first time this season the Tri County boys met up with Sterling and the results were in the Trojans favor on Friday at home. Tri County scored well above their season average of 60 points per game, although the 61 points scored by Sterling tied the highest point total allowed by a Trojans team in a win. Their 18-4 this season with one game left in the regular season on Friday vs. Lewiston.
Wilber-Clatonia 47 David City 46
It may have been closer than they preferred, but Wilber-Clatonia found a way to get a win over Class C-1 David City on the road during the team’s Friday meeting. Bradyn Whittington tallied a double double in the game with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Wilber-Clatonia point guard Coltin Rezabek, who is averaging 4.4 assists per game, dropped six dimes in the win. 
Girls
Friend 50 Diller-Odell 35
Diller-Odell was stunned by Friend on the road as the Griffins loss was the first to an opponent with a losing record this season. Diller-Odell committed 20 fouls and were 8-of-18 at the free throw line in the game. Emily Swanson led the Griffins with 14 points.
Meridian 42 Silver Lake 38
A balanced offense was the key to Meridian’s success in their four-point win over Silver Lake on Friday in an away contest. Josiee Sobotka, Meridian’s top scorer, led the team once again with 10 points, but received an array of help including Halle Pribyl’s nine points, Ally Kort’s seven, and Sophie Ellis’ six. The Mustangs have won six of their past eight contests.
Southern 39 Thayer Central 34
Senior’s led the way for Southern on Friday as Mariah Murphy scored 15 points and Jayme Ullman tallied 12 in Southern’s five-point victory. Thayer Central finds itself trending in the wrong direction heading into the postseason as they have lost three of their last four outings heading into Wednesday’s first round subdistrict match vs. Superior.
Sterling 45 Tri County 40
Tri County gave fourth-ranked Class D-2 Sterling all they could handle, but the Jets would not be denied on the Trojans home floor. The Trojans entered halftime down 19-18 but a 15-11 third quarter in Tri County’s favor gave the home team a 33-30 advantage heading into the final frame. Sterling then had its best quarter on both ends of the court in the final eight minutes of play. Sterling outscored Tri County 15-7 in the fourth quarter to get the win. Shaylee Niemeyer led Tri County in scoring, netting her second-highest total of the season with 16 points.
David City 45 Wilber-Clatonia 28
Shaylee Bloom nearly scored a season-high, dropping 13 points in Wilber-Clatonia’s loss to David City on Friday, one-point shy of her career-high. Wilber-Clatonia fell to 0-20 with the loss.