Archive - Dec 31, 2011 - Sports Article
HUNTERTOWN â€” In last yearâ€™s sectional title game against Wawasee, Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team fell to a 10-0 deficit in the first quarter but came back to win the title 67-66
The Eagles didnâ€™t have the same luck in Fridayâ€™s holiday shoot-out championship game against Homestead.
The Spartans jumped out to a 16-0 lead in the first quarter and Columbia City never recovered, picking up its second loss of the season, 63-45.
â€śIt was disappointing to come out to a team that we knew was going to be good and not put our best foot forward,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Chris Benedict said.
PERU â€” Guaranteed to at least match the girlsâ€™ second place finish, Whitko boys basketball took the court Friday in the final game of Peruâ€™s Holiday Tournament.
The Wildcats faced, and beat, the LaVille Lancers by a final of 64-55.
The half ended with a difference of just one point, 26-25 in favor of LaVille. At the break, Logan Irwin had 13 of his team leading 34 points.
Though keeping the score close, the Wildcats were just 7-for-29 in the first half (.241).
In the third quarter, following the fifth tie of the game (29), the Lancers scored 11 of the next 14 points.