Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Columbus Cougar senior Kenedy Wiggs shoots over Red Devil freshman Lauren Sedgwick.Cougar senior Kiefer McKay leaves Red Devil senior Daylon Richard behind as he lays up the ball against Huntley Project.Cougar junior Chuck Miller blocks Red Devil junior Breyden Rose.

Cougar hoopsters sweep Red Devils

The Columbus Cougar girls offense – which has often struggled in the first half of the season - came alive in the second and third quarters Friday against Huntley Project, with the Cougars handing the Red Devils a 43-32 defeat and snapping a four-game losing streak.
The Cougars slapped a press on the Devils late in the second quarter, and Kenedy Wiggs and Megan Rouane promptly picked up steals that led to Carli Dyba and Tana House layups to build a 20-11 Cougar halftime lead.
Columbus scored the first 10 points of the second half, as Wiggs fed Dyba for a 3-point play and freshman Alexa Riveland canned a three. House’s jumper at the third quarter buzzer built the lead to 40-13, and the Cougars cruised from there.
The Cougar boys completed the Red Devil sweep using a 13-4 run midway through the second quarter – fueled by a pair of Kiefer McKay threes – to build a 6-point halftime lead. Timely plays – like Chuck Miller’s reverse layup early in the fourth quarter – kept Project from drawing closer than five points, as the Cougar boys remained unbeaten in 4B play at 4-0.
Tanner Osborne led Columbus with 18 points and added several dazzling assists including a game-punctuating sequence late in the fourth. where the senior motored up court, eluded several Project defenders with behind-the-back dribbles, then whipped a pass to Ryland Stampfel alone under the basket.
It was Osborne’s 21 points the previous night that led to the Cougar’s 49-46 road win against Roundup. The Panthers pulled to within 45-44 with 40 seconds remaining, but Osborne and Stampfel made enough free throws in the final minute to seal the win.
The Columbus girls came up short against Roundup, dropping a 47-38 decision.
Both teams hit the road this week to play at Red Lodge Friday and Shepherd Saturday.

Columbus 8 8 12 10 – 38
Roundup 11 12 15 9 – 47
Columbus: Tana House 3, Megan Rouane 4, Alexa Riveland 2, Kenedy Wiggs 6, McCamey Miller 2, Tyona Robbins 5, Carli Dyba 8, Camryn Ault 8.
Roundup: Saydee Wolff 2, Samantha Bonenberger 6, Sydney Alt 2, Tori Gray 11, Hailey Kellum 18, Faith Nichols 8.

Huntley Project 8 3 4 17 – 32
Columbus 10 10 20 3 – 43
Huntley Project: Loran Murphy 1, Maggie Taylor 3, Lauren Sedgwick 3, Shaena Richard 2, Madison Rohrer 10, Lauren Frieling 3, Josie Peterson 10.
Columbus: Desirae Gibson 3, House 9, Rouane 5, Riveland 8, Wiggs 4, Robbins 6, Dyba 6, Ault 2.

Columbus 16 16 6 11 – 49
Roundup 12 9 16 9 – 46
Columbus: Kiefer McKay 13, Tanner Osborne 21, Chuck Miller 6, Ryland Stampfel 3, Jackson Booth 4, Jace Aumueller 2.
Roundup: Jayce Griffith 4, Dalton Salthe 12, Abel Armitage 8, Kelson Eiselein 19, Austin Kinn 3.

Huntley Project 12 9 6 17 – 44
Columbus 14 13 5 21 – 53
Huntley Project: Brayden Rose 4, Dallas Mack 7, Keenan Reynolds 4, Daylon Richard 3, Kaleb Reynolds 10, Dustin Oblender 5, Michael Jobman 9, Lane Sumner 2.
Columbus: McKay 15, Brandon Horton 2, Osborne 18, Miller 3, Stampfel 8, Booth 2, Aumueller 5.