Trojans twice top the Jays
HARTINGTON - Cedar Catholic made the hometown faithful happy with a Friday night sweep of Pierce, which included knocking off a previously-unbeaten Blue Jays boys squad.
The Lady Trojans used 16 points from a Makenna Noecker and a dominating defensive performance from Laney Kathol to put away Pierce 41-33. Cedar Catholic jumped out to an early 8-1 lead and never let the Jays within 3 the rest of the game. Skylar Scholting led all Jays scorers with 14.
Cedar Catholic's boys completed the twin triumphs with a 42-37 see-saw victory that saw four lead changes in the final minutes. Andrew Jones topped all Trojan scorers with 12, while Jaxson Bernecker patrolled the paint and held Pierce's Ben Brahmer scoreless in the 2nd half. Abram Scholting was the leading Jays scorer with 13.
Cedar Catholic (12-2, 9-2) is at Wayne on Friday, while Pierce (11-3, 11-1) travels to Norfolk Catholic.