WATERLOO — Friday’s frequently delayed boys’ basketball game between Sumner-Fredericksburg and Waterloo Columbus featured 49 foul calls, two technicals, a fan ejection and a play stoppage to fix a malfunctioning scoreboard.

Wins have been hard to come by for the Cougars and Sailors all season, and this day would be no different.

But, behind a 9-0 fourth-quarter run, Sumner-Fredericksburg cracked the win column for the second time, winning a back-and-forth 62-57 contest over the Sailors in Waterloo.

Down by as many as 10 in the first half, the Sailors rallied to lead by as many as five in the third quarter. And when Alexander Zike, who finished with 19 points, hit a contested runner, Columbus held a 52-51 lead just past the midway point of the fourth quarter.

But the Cougars quickly retook the lead on a Spencer Schmitz basket, then grabbed control for good on a James Stimson 3 the following possession.

Stimson finished with 18 points, while Schmitz added 14 for the Cougars, who improved to 2-13.

“It’s good to fight through the adversity we had tonight to get our second win,” Cougars coach Mike Quigley said. “We got down in that second half after having a double-digit lead in the first half and they did a great job fighting back.”

The Sailors, who haven’t won since beating Sumner-Fredericksburg on Dec. 15, were immediately crippled by foul issues Friday. Columbus put the Cougars in the bonus just 4:56 into the first quarter and recorded 33 fouls for the game.

“Nobody’s 15 deep,” said Sailors coach Ben Barnett, who had eight players commit at least three fouls. “That’s not something that any team has. When you get into foul trouble you have to make do. We’ve got to do what we can to play through that stuff.”

Girls

SUMNER-FREDERICKSBURG 68, COLUMBUS 41: Cassidy Pagel scored 13 of her 15 points in the first half, and Sumner-Fredericksburg jumped out to an 18-1 lead en route to a 68-41 win over the Columbus girls.

The Cougars held the Sailors without a field goal until 8.7 seconds remained in the opening period. Ivy Hirsh (13) and Jenna Brandt (10) also scored in double figures for 14-2 Sumner-Fredericksburg, which has now won five in a row.

Maliyah Little had a team-high 13 points for Columbus, which got as close as eight in the second quarter with a 9-0 run, but was able to draw any closer.

BoxscoresBoys

SUM.-FRED 62, COLUMBUS 57

SUMNER-FREDERICKSBURG (2-13) — Jordon Jacobson 2 4-6 10, Kelby Olson 2 3-6 7, Blayze Quigley 2 2-3 6, Spencer Schmitz 3 7-10 14, James Stimson 5 5-5 18, Brandon Meyer 0 0-0 0, Shane Duffy 1 0-0 2, Kody VanEngelenburg 1 2-3 4, Landon Wurzer 0 1-2 1. Totals 16 24-35 62.

COLUMBUS (2-14) — Kaden Ludwig 4 0-4 8, Robert Porth 0 3-5 3, Alexander Zike 7 2-3 19, Benjamin Leibold 1 0-0 2, Cannon Butler 2 6-7 10, James Mudd III 2 0-0 5, Parker Westhoff 0 0-0 0, David Ryan 0 0-0 0, Jarrett Kruse 0 0-0 0, Blake Freeseman 0 0-0 0, Austin Zaputil 5 0-3 10. Totals 21 11-21 57.

Sumner-Fred. 20 17 9 16 — 62

Columbus 16 16 14 11 — 57

3-point goals — S-F 6 (Stimson 3, Jacobson 2, Schmitz 1), Columbus 4 (Zike 3, Mudd 1). Total fouls — Sumner-Fredericksburg 16, Columbus 33. Fouled out — Quigley, Freeseman, Butler.

Girls

SUMNER-FRED. 68, COLUMBUS 41

SUMNER-FREDERICKSBURG (14-2) — Ivy Hirsch 4 4-8 13, Krayton Allen 2 0-0 4, Jenna Brandt 5 0-0 10, Cassidy Pagel 7 1-4 15, Jenna Pagel 1 5-9 7, Megan Niewoehner 2 5-6 9, Jaiden Jacobson 1 0-0 2, Madelyn Nederhoff 1 2-4 4, Mariah Nuss 1 0-0 2, Kayla Britt 1 0-0 2, Katie Gruber 0 0-0 0. Totals 25 17-31 68.

COLUMBUS (3-1) — Olivia Fain 0 0-0 0, Lily Christensen 2 0-0 4, Reagan Lindsay 2 3-6 8, Sydney Schultz 1 1-4 3, Ali Vesely 2 2-6 6, Chloe Jamason 2 1-1 5, Maliyah Little 4 3-5 13, Abby Ward 1 0-0 2, Hannah Hewitt 0 0-0 0, Emily Surma 0 0-0 0, Alivia Schultz 0 0-0 0, Bailey Sinnwell 0 0-0 0, Kayla Sproul 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 10-22 41.

Sumner-Fred. 18 16 14 20 — 68

Columbus 4 19 5 13 — 41

3-point goals — S-F 1 (Hirsch), Columbus 3 (Little 2, Lindsay 1). Total fouls — Sumner-Fredericksburg 20, Columbus 22. Fouled out — C. Pagel.

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