RIVERTON The Columbus Titan girls' basketball team won their third straight game in fine fashion Tuesday night, hammering the Riverton Lady Rams 56-31.

Up by just two at the end of the first quarter, the Titans hammered the Rams in the second 16-3 to pull out a lead the Lady Rams simply could not make up.

The Rams tried to claw back into the game in the third period, with their best quarter of the game, outscoring Columbus 10-9. But a 20-9 fourth put the final nail in the coffin.

The persistent thorn for the Rams all night was the perimeter shooting of Marissa Thompson who was just 3-of-10 from the field, but 5-of-6 from the arc and 3-of-4 from the line for 24 points.

Madi Evans was also in double figures with 12 points on a 6-of-14 performance from the field. She was 0-of-2 from the line.

As a team the Titans were 15-of-55 from the field, 6-of-9 from the arc and 9-of-17 from the line.

By way of contrast, the Lady Rams had no players in double figures, were 12-of-40 from the field, 0-of-1 from the arc and just 7-of-12 from the line.

Riverton Boys 52, Columbus 40

The woes continue for the Columbus boys as they dropped their fourth straight game to the Riverton Rams Tuesday night.

Leading by seven at the half, the Titans appeared to be in the catbird seat entering the third quarter.

And then the wheels came off.

Riverton went on a 12-0 run sparked by Junior Chandler Underhill and outscored the Titans 20-5 to simply put the game out of reach.

The Titans tried to come back in the fourth, but the Rams were having none of it and extended their lead with a 16-12 quarter.

Greyson Spriggs led scoring for Riverton with 14 points on five field goals and a 4-of-6 performance from the line. Also in doubles for the Rams with 11 each were Dylan Weaver and Landon North.

Jordan Morgan led scoring for the Titans and was game-high scorer with 24 points on seven field goals and was 7-of-10 from the line. Nate Bole was also in double figures for the Titans with 13 points.

Columbus is on the road to Pittsburg Friday night, Riverton faces Frontenac at Frontenac.