COLUMBUS - The Columbus Titans took a drubbing Friday night as the Columbus Girls fell to the Fort Scott Tigers 46-28 and the boys were dominated 71-13.
The Titan girls looked to make a game of it early, staying within striking distance and actually holding the lead briefly in the first half behind solid shooting from Katrina Froebe and Olivia Murdock. Columbus went into the locker room down just five 22-18. Fort Scott's first half shooting was abysmal, they were just 7-of-35 from the field in the first two periods, but stepped it up in the second half and quickly pulled out of reach. Fort Scott shot 9-of-25 in the second half, only marginally better, but the Tiger defense shut Columbus down in the second half outscoring them 14-4 and 9-6 in the third and fourth quarters. Columbus' only points in the third came on a trey from Froebe and a single free throw by Tera Spear.
As a team the Titans were 9-of-39 from the field, 2-of-8 from behind the arc and just 4-of-12 from the line. Fort Scott was 16-of-60 from the filed, 0-of-6 from the arc and 15-of-31 from the line.
Froebe led scoring for Columbus with 11 points. She was 3-of-9 from the field, 1-of-1 from the arc and 2-of-2 from the line.
Fort Scott boys 71, Columbus 13
For the boys it was a rough night. Fort Scott jumped on them early and never looked back.
The Tigers opened the nigh with a 16-point scoring run backed by four straight three pointers from senior Tyler Adams who was game-high scorer with 20 points on four field goals and four treys.
Down 26-9 at the end of the first quarter all the fight went out of the Titans as the Tiger's defense shut down the Titan's usual top scorers. They were able to muster just two points in the second quarter and went into the locker room down 44-11.
After the half, Fort Scott put their starters back in and kept the varsity in for much of the second half, shutting Columbus out in the third quarter entirely, 19-0 and with a running clock out pacing them 8-2 in the fourth.
As a team the Titans were 4-of-28 from the field, 1-of-14 from the arc and 2-of-4 from the line. Fort Scott was 24-of-42 from the field, 5-of-17 from the arc and 8-of-12 from the line.
Both teams will be at home against the Pittsburg Purple Dragons 6 p.m. Thursday for the final regular season game of the year.