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November 29th

Lady Eagles beat Eastside, 69-46

November 29, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s girls basketball team used strong second and fourth quarters to land a 69-46 win over Eastside Friday night.

After facing a 16-11 deficit at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Eagles came back to score 23 points in the second, while holding Eastside to four.

Churubusco used a scoring attack from six different players in the second quarter to steal the lead — and never give it back.

Col. City rebounds from first loss, beats North Side

November 29, 2013

Fort Wayne — Columbia City’s Lady Eagle basketball team traveled to Fort Wayne to take on the 1-3 North Side Lady Redskins with the hopes of getting back in the win column following a heartbreaking home overtime loss to undefeated Leo.

The Lady Eagles used a pressure perimeter defense to negate the Lady Redskins main offensive threats and balanced scoring to down the host Lady Redskins by a 57-36 score Friday night.

Lady Tigers down Whitko 64-42 Friday night

November 29, 2013

WARSAW — A tough defensive effort from Warsaw proved too much for Whitko’s girls basketball team Friday.

The Lady Wildcats dropped a road contest to the Lady Tigers by a final of 64-42.

The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for the 3-2 Lady Wildcats and was the first win of the year for 1-3 Warsaw.

Warsaw’s press wore down Whitko as the game advanced, holding the Lady Wildcats to just 14 second-half points and six in the fourth quarter.

Eagles improve despite loss

November 29, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Though Churubusco opened its boys basketball season with a loss, the Eagles showed a vast improvement from last season’s opener against Adams Central.

Last year, Churubusco fell 51-34, the first of its nine-game losing streak to start this season. This year, Adams Central squeaked out the win with an overtime, 3-point, buzzer-beater, winning 58-56.

Eagle Brent Simmons stepped up the the free-throw line with 10 seconds left and ’Busco down two points.

City goes inside to defeat Wildcats

November 29, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — For nearly an entire half, Columbia City’s boys basketball team had an advantage it did not exploit in its 49-31 win against Whitko Wednesday.

That advantage was at the tape measure. With three players at 6’5 or more, and Whitko’s tallest being 6’3, the conventional wisdom would say that the Eagles would go inside, but that did not happen, at least at first.

“We shot nine 3’s in the first half,” said Columbia City Boys Basketball Head Coach Chris Benedict. “I mean, you’ve got to get the ball inside.
It’s a little easier to go inside, then out on those 3’s.”

November 27th

Girls reaching quarter post of the season

November 27, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — Before the books close on the month of November, the girls basketball teams of Whitley County will have completed nearly 25 percent of their seasons.

Columbia City
The Lady Eagles are 3-1 and are heading for a Friday game at Fort Wayne North Side.
Columbia City has scored some big wins, avenging losses from last season by beating Marion and Fort Wayne Snider.
It was the first win over Snider in four seasons and the first in two against Marion.
Tuesday, the Lady Eagles lost their first game of the year, falling in overtime to Leo on their home floor in Columbia City.

Boys basketball opens season

November 27, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — Boys basketball officially began in Whitley County Wednesday.

In the Columbia City-Whitko rivalry game, the Eagles downed the Wildcats in South Whitley, 49-31.

Churubusco’s squad dropped an overtime game to Adams Central, after a last-second 3-pointer at the buzzer to win, 58-56.

At Whitko, Wildcat Dylan Cumberland was the leading scorer, tallying 16 points for the ’Cats. His teammate, Nate Walpole, was Whitko’s second-leading scorer.

Whitley County boys to tip off hoops season tonight

November 27, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — With one day until Thanksgiving, the boys basketball teams of Whitley County will tip off their 2013-14 seasons tonight.

Columbia City and Whitko will hold their traditional battle, set for the day before Thanksgiving. Churubusco will host Adams Central.

Last season, Columbia City picked up a 69-26 win against Whitko on its way to a 20-4 campaign.

The last time the Wildcats have gotten a win over the Eagles was in November of 2008, when they pulled out a five-point win against Columbia City.

November 26th

Goree commits to volleyball at Ohio State

November 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A two-sport star at Columbia City will continue her career on the volleyball court at a Big Ten school.

Kalisha Goree, who just finished her senior year as a Lady Eagle, will go on to play volleyball at Ohio State University.

Goree will take her near year-round dedication to volleyball and apply it as a Buckeye, since she also plays club volleyball in addition to her time with Columbia City High School.

Playing at the next level has been a goal on Goree’s mind for years.

November 22nd

Whitko downs Huntington North

November 22, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s girls basketball team grabbed its first win against a Class 4A team in several seasons Friday against Huntington North.

Paced by 21 points from Aly Reiff, the Lady Wildcats beat the Lady Vikings 57-51.

The last time Whitko beat a Class 4A team was in 2008 against Warsaw.

The 3-1 Lady Wildcats handed Huntington North its first loss, knocking the Lady Vikings to 2-1 on the year.

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