Archive - Dec 2013 - Sports Article
MIDDLEBURY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls basketball team returned from its worst loss of the season Friday to Northridge to pick up two wins Saturday.
The Lady Eagles came out third in the Northridge Invitational Saturday, after an overtime, revenge win over East Noble and a victory over Andrean in the morning game.
One week prior, East Noble beat Columbia City by five points. The Lady Eagles sought and found revenge in the tourney, topping the Lady Knights 64-61 in overtime to win the third-place game at Northridge.
MIDDLEBURY‚ÄĒ Northridge‚Äôs girls basketball team used a big first half lead to defeat Columbia City Friday.
The Lady Raiders won by a final margin of 62-32.
The game was the first in pool play for both teams in Northridge‚Äôs Tournament.
Columbia City (7-5) will take on Andrean tomorrow morning in the tournament.
Lady Eagle Head Coach Amy Shearer said a lack of effort from her team allowed too many easy baskets for Northridge.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys basketball team is off to a struggling start in the squad‚Äôs holiday tournament.
The Eagles hosted the opening day of the Carroll Shootout, but home-court advantage wasn‚Äôt enough for Columbia City, as the team fell 57-41 to Mooresville in the opening game at noon, and 62-30 to Munster in the late game Friday.
Columbia City‚Äôs Justin Bachelder led the Eagles against Mooresville with 11 points.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The 7-4 record may not show it, but Columbia City‚Äôs girls basketball team could easily be undefeated this season.
Three of the Lady Eagles‚Äô losses have been by five points or less, and the fourth loss was in overtime by seven points.
Glass-half-empty critics may view the losses as a weakness of the team, not able to come out on top of close games, but statistics shine a different light on the team‚Äôs effort.
Kendallville ¬≠‚ÄĒ The Columbia City Boys‚Äô Basketball team traveled to Kendallville to open the Northeast Hoosier Conference season by taking on the East Noble Knights.
The Eagles put on a first half shooting clinic hitting 75 percent of their field goal attempts including eight shots from behind the three-point arc building a 17 point lead on their way to a 61-50 win.
The game started out as a battle behind the arc with Columbia City‚Äôs Mason Coverstone matched up against East Noble‚Äôs Brandon Nichols and Michael Sharp.
LAGRANGE ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs boys basketball team dropped a 65-55 contest to Prairie Heights Friday night.
The Eagles had a 31-24 advantage at halftime, but Prairie Heights outscored ‚ÄôBusco 41-24 to steal the win from the Eagles.
Churubusco was led in scoring by Brent Simmons with 22 points, followed by T.J. Campbell with 15.
Campbell hit 5-of-9 3-pointers for the Eagles in his 15 points.
Simmons was Churubusco‚Äôs leading rebounder with nine, followed by Corey Sarrazin with five and Garrett Simmons with three.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ In what has been the start to a struggling season, Whitko‚Äôs boys basketball team suffered another loss Friday night, falling in a Three Rivers Conference matchup with Tippecanoe Valley, 59-40.
Despite the 19-point loss, the Wildcats didn‚Äôt go down without a fight.
After trailing most of the game, down 10-6 after the first quarter, 24-10 at halftime and 40-27 going into the fourth quarter, Whitko battled back to come within eight points with seven minutes on the clock.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ When two athletic and quick teams meet, one might expect a clean, fast ballgame. Thursday night‚Äôs Whitko girls basketball game with the visiting West Noble Lady Chargers showed that something very different is also a possibility.
The Chargers‚Äô and Wildcats‚Äô pressure defense forced a combined 59 turnovers and went to the free-throw line for 77 attempts on the game.
With less than a second left, the Lady Wildcats got a rebound basket at the buzzer to pull out a stirring 64-62 home win giving them their best start to a season since the early nineties.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ More than 10 years in the making, Columbia City‚Äôs girls basketball team finally beat its rival to the west ‚ÄĒ Warsaw, Tuesday night, 38-24.
Records that date back to the 2000-01 season show that the Lady Eagles haven‚Äôt defeated the Lady Tigers in at least 13 years.
‚ÄúI know it has been quite some time since we‚Äôve beaten them,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Amy Shearer said. ‚ÄúWarsaw has a great program. It was a good win for us.‚ÄĚ
Not only did the Lady Eagles beat Warsaw, they did it with several underclassmen playing substantial minutes.
LIGONIER ‚ÄĒ An early deficit was too much for Churubusco‚Äôs girls basketball team to overcome.
West Noble got off to a hot start in its 65-51 win over the Lady Eagles Friday. The Lady Chargers roared out to an 11-0 start in the first quarter.
From that moment on, ‚ÄôBusco only scored three fewer points than the host-Lady Chargers. However, the early gap would prove insurmountable.
West Noble‚Äôs 11-0 run to open the game turned into a 19-5 advantage at the end of the first quarter.
The Lady Chargers had the score out as far as 31-12 at halftime.