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Girls basketball: Highland, Columbus, Van Buren County seasons end
A trio of Union area teams hit the road on Tuesday night in regional girls tournament action, and each of them had a mountain to climb against higher-seeded competitors. In the end, Highland, Columbus and Van Buren County all bowed out.
Springville 54, Highland 20
The Huskies hung in there early against a four-loss Springville team, but the Orioles were too much, winning every quarter in a 34-point victory.
Springville led 12-4 after one quarter, 23-11 at halftime and 43-18 after three. Highland scored just two more points in the final eight minutes.
Sarah Burton finished the night with a double-double, going for 10 points and 15 rebounds. Katelyn Waters had three points and two assists. Katie Herrig scored three points, and both Stella Slaymaker and Jessica Kraus finished with two.
Wilton 62, Columbus 25
Columbus was in it after one quarter, as Wilton led 13-10 after eight minutes. The Wildcats led 31-17 at the half and held a 48-23 advantage after three periods.
Aracely Garza put up nine points in the loss. Ariana Vergara had seven points. Lily Coil finished with five points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals. Frannie Sosa and Sera Vela each scored two points.
No. 12 (2A) Mediapolis 64, Van Buren County 22
The Warriors were within 20 at halftime, as Mediapolis led 31-13 at the break, but a 22-0 shut out third quarter helped the Bullettes put the game away early.
Mediapolis will now play Danville in the Class 2A Region 6 semifinals, as the Bears upset West Burlington on Tuesday night.