The swimming and diving team will compete in the CCL Championships on Saturday at St. Charles, but coach Laura Harp said she remains focused on the sectional meet, which is Feb. 13. With that much time between the league meet and the postseason, Harp said she wants to continue to push the girls before starting to taper next week.

The swimming and diving team will compete in the CCL Championships on Saturday at St. Charles, but coach Laura Harp said she remains focused on the sectional meet, which is Feb. 13. With that much time between the league meet and the postseason, Harp said she wants to continue to push the girls before starting to taper next week.

"I know they're tired and a little broken down, but there's going to be some great competition there so I want them to race," Harp said. "I want to see that desire to touch the wall first."

The CCL Championships give Harp an opportunity to set her relay lineups and make sure the girls are in their best events. Right now, only the 200 medley relay is set, consisting of Ranndi Grubbs, Taylor Lint, Laura Staravecka and Kelsey Klopfer. The other two relays are still to be determined.

"Right now our focus is on the individuals," Harp said. "The CCLs just haven't been the focus of the season for us. We're more about racing the clock and improving our times. I haven't thought much about where we'll place there."

•With just four games remaining on the schedule, the basketball team hopes its coming together at the right time. CSG plays Saturday's at Watterson and the Unicorns are hoping to remain competitive. Watterson defeated CSG 58-30 on Jan. 9.

It's been an up and down season for CSG, but coach Shannon Wallace likes where the team is headed. Last Friday and Saturday, the Unicorns won the Wellington Tournament. CSG defeated Wellington 44-29 in the championship game.

Imani Caldwell led the Unicorns with 20 points and Enri Small added 14 points.

Last Friday, the Unicorns cruised to a 46-10 win over Gilead Christian, a game in which Wallace was able to pull the starters at the start of the fourth quarter. The return of post player Ellen Haenszel has boosted CSG and Wallace thought that would give CSG more of an inside team. Yet in the win over Gilead Christian, the Unicorns scored a lot of points in transition with Caldwell and Small, who combined for 27 points in just three quarters of action.

"It was an enjoyable game, not necessarily in terms of the score, but seeing them work on the things we need to work on," Wallace said. "Seeing them be patient on offense, make good passes, run the offense, take good shots and communicate defensively was nice. I was pleased with how they played."

CSG will have to deal with the occasional absence of Small, who is coming off of knee surgery at the end of last season. Her knee is still bothering her enough that Wallace is starting to rest her more often and even held her out of a 78-12 loss to DeSales on Jan. 20.

"Her parents and I talked and we felt it was best to get (Enri) some more rest going forward," Wallace said.

At a glance

Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Columbus School for Girls basketball and swimming and diving teams:

BASKETBALL

*Jan. 20 -- Lost to DeSales 78-12 Last Friday -- Defeated Gilead Christian 46-10 in first round of Wellington Tournament Last Saturday -- Def. Wellington 44-29 in championship game of Wellington Tournament Last Tuesday -- Played Sugar Grove Berne Union *Saturday -- At Watterson

Of note: The Unicorns were 6-9 overall and 1-5 in the CCL before last Wednesday.

SWIMMING & DIVING

*Saturday -- At CCL Championships at St. Charles

*CCL contest