The Ready High School girls basketball team used a 14-2 run to start the second quarter to defeat Columbus School for Girls 60-46 in the second round of the Division III district tournament Thursday at Westerville North.

The Ready High School girls basketball team used a 14-2 run to start the second quarter to defeat Columbus School for Girls 60-46 in the second round of the Division III district tournament Thursday at Westerville North.

Ready moved to 13-9 overall and advanced to a district semifinal against second-seeded Amanda-Clearcreek on Tuesday at Olentangy Liberty. CSG finished the season 11-10.

"I was pretty proud of the way we defended tonight," Ready coach Joe Lange said. "We've primarily been a man-to-man team but went to a little zone tonight, and I thought that kept them off balance."

The second-quarter run gave the Silver Knights a 27-15 lead with two minutes left in the half. Three-pointers by Imani Caldwell and Clare Connor helped the Unicorns cut the deficit to 32-23 at the break.

The Unicorns thought they had weathered the worst as Connor, the team's leading scorer was on the bench for most of the second quarter because of foul trouble. But the Silver Knights came out strong in the third quarter, as Taylor Riggs scored six points as Ready extended the lead to 38-25. For the quarter, CSG made only three of 19 shots.

Riggs led the Silver Knights with 25 points and eight rebounds. She had nine points and three rebounds in the second quarter after missing all three of her field-goal attempts in the first.

"You know I was going to kick her hind end in the first quarter. I think about three or four balls went through her hands, but she really stepped it up in the second quarter," Lange said. "I was really proud of the way she played in the second half, too. She got us some big buckets when we needed them."

Caldwell led CSG with 18 points and Connor had nine.