Archive - Jan 2013 - Sports Article
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúWe know everything about each other.‚ÄĚ A statement that is typically exaggerated is quite realistic for a trio of Columbia City‚Äôs boys basketball players.
A group that knows each other so well, in fact, that all three of the Eagles‚Äô leading hoopsters are going to the same college to play basketball. Derek Hinen, Daniel Woll and Drew Benedict have been playing basketball together since they were in third grade ‚ÄĒ and they aren‚Äôt sick of each other yet. All three have signed with Huntington University, just 20 miles south on Ind. 9, to play basketball next season.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ As has been the case since its inception, Saturday‚Äôs Northeast Hoosier Conference Swimming and Diving Meet was dominated by perennial powers Homestead and Carroll, but the Columbia City boys‚Äô team worked its way into a tie for fourth in the team standings and the Lady Eagles took sixth at the Homestead pool.
ROCHESTER ‚ÄĒ Whitko girls basketball team played a hard-fought game in Rochester Saturday night that came down to the final seconds to decide. It was a battle of two evenly matched teams, as neither squad led by more than seven points at any point in the game.
From opening tip off to the final buzzer, the Lady Wildcats had to contend with a ferocious defensive effort by Rochester, falling 53-51 to their Three Rivers Conference foes. The staunch defense disrupted Whitko‚Äôs timing and caused numerous turnovers ‚ÄĒ particularly in the first half.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls basketball team picked up its second win in a row and first Northeast Hoosier Conference game of the season Saturday night.
The Lady Eagles hosted and defeated Bellmont‚Äôs Lady Squaws to get their fourth win of the season.Columbia City‚Äôs staunch defense held the Lady Squaws to one field goal in the first quarter en route to a 45-34 win.
Guards Macie Hinen and Aubrey Wright combined for seven steals and six assists. Emily Whiteleather and Hinen led the boards with seven rebounds apiece.
Here are the sports headlines in Monday's Post & Mail:
Lady Eagle hoopsters win second in a row
Columbia City swimmers compete in conference swim meet
Lady Wildcat basketballers lose close game to Rochester
Colts run out of Luck; fall out of playoffs
Columbia City's boys basketball team topped Bellmont by 40 points Friday.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ For Columbia City‚Äôs fifth game in five days, head basketball coach Chris Benedict is pleased.
‚ÄúSometimes it might not be the prettiest, but our guys make the plays to win the basketball game,‚ÄĚ Benedict said. ‚ÄúThey do a really good job of finding a way to get the job done.‚ÄĚ
Columbia City topped Northridge 59-48 at the Memorial Coliseum Tuesday night in the Super Hoops Classic.
The Eagles were far from their 90 percent 3-point shooting display against Whitko in the season-opener. In fact, Columbia City shot 17 percent from behind the arc, one of the worst of the season.