Discoverers Rally Late to Stun Panthers, CHS Girls Cruise

After trailing for most of the game, the Columbus High boys basketball team rallied to defeat Maroon Cup-rival Norfolk 62-52 in overtime last night. 

The Discoverers outscored the Panthers 14-5 down the stretch in regulation, which ended at 52-all.  Columbus scored all 10 points tallied in the extra period, with Connor Martinez scoring two baskets and CHS hitting six of eight free throws.  Sam Kwapnioski led the Discoverers with 18 points, including seven in the fourth quarter before fouling out with 2:25 left in OT.  Ean Luebbe added 17, with nine coming in the fourth and two more in overtime.  With their second win in as many meetings against Norfolk, Columbus improved to 5-10. 

In the girls game, Addi Kudron scored 16 points and Tayler Braun had 12 as the Discoverers posted a 55-29 win in their first meeting of the season with Norfolk.  The third straight win for CHS upped its record to 6-9. 

Both Columbus clubs play tonight.  The girls host Lincoln Pius X at 7 p.m., while the boys travel to Lincoln to take on the Thunderbolts at 7:30.