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COLUMBIA CITY â€” After a three-game win streak, Columbia Cityâ€™s girls basketball team fell to Homestead Saturday night, 65-37.
The Lady Spartans only have two losses on the season, while Columbia City has been working to find its niche this year.
While the Lady Eagles suffered their 13th loss of the season, Shearer said the team has been improving.
Homestead opened the game by taking a 16-5 lead. Columbia Cityâ€™s lone points came from Emily Whiteleather (3) and Macie Hinen (2).
Here are the sports headlines in Monday's Post & Mail:
Eagles look to bounce back from NHC loss
Columbia City, Whitko, grapple at Goshen Invitational
Homestead beats Columbia City girls, 65-37
FORT WAYNE â€” Friday nightâ€™s Northeast Hoosier Conference match-up between Columbia City and Homestead was everything it was predicted to be.
Nearly every fan in the stands was shocked as the buzzer rang, and Homestead won the game with a desperation 3-pointer, 59-58.
â€śThe fans definitely got their moneyâ€™s worth,â€ť Columbia City head coach Chris Benedict said.
And there was quite a turnout. Announcers asked fans to sit shoulder-to-shoulder at the game that had more people than seats.
â€śThe environment of this game was great,â€ť Benedict said.
FORT WAYNE â€” The Northeast Hoosier Conferenceâ€™s top dogs go head-to-head in Fort Wayne tonight, as Homestead plays host to Columbia City.
Both teams are 2-0 in the NHC, and both teams have won by substantial margins. Columbia City topped East Noble 76-35 and Bellmont 81-41. Homestead beat Carroll by a 70-56 score and East Noble 71-20.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s woes in the Northeast Corner Conference basketball tournament continued Thursday evening as both the boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ teams fell in the consolation round contests to teams from Lakeland.
In an almost exact reversal of Tuesdayâ€™s contests against Central Noble â€” in which the Lady Eagles played close and the boys struggled â€” the girls fell behind early in the 43-29 loss.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls basketball team fell to visiting Norwell on Thursday night. The Lady Knights defeated the Wildcats by a final margin of 56-34.
The defeat drops Whitko to 5-10 overall on the season. Norwell is now 13-2. The Wildcats remain at 1-3 in the Three Rivers Conference.
The Wildcats kept pace with the Knights in the first quarter, getting key buckets from senior Cagney Craig to keep the score at 11-9 at the end of the first in favor of Norwell.
FORT WAYNE â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s 8th-grade Lady Eagle basketball team was handed its first conference loss Thursday at Woodside Middle School.
Though the Lady Eagles held the lead throughout most of the game, Woodside went on a 9-4 run in the final four minutes to win, 36-30.
The Lady Warriors switched to a zone defense, limiting Indian Springsâ€™ offensive options.
Indian Springs head coach Trish Sittler said the game wasnâ€™t lost due to lack of deisre.
Here are the sports headlines in Friday's Post & Mail:
CC, Homestead boys square off tonight
Whitko girls fall to Norwell
'Busco boys and girls fall in consolation
Indian Springs suffers first conference loss, 36-30
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls basketball team is prepping for a fundraising event at Saturday nightâ€™s game against Homestead. The Lady Eagles are raising money for Down Syndrome awareness.
Pictured above is the junior varsity and varsity teams with three local Down Syndrome children. Front row, from left, Keyan Hunter, 2, Sydney Pequignot, 9, and Addison Cordray, 3.
MANCHESTER â€” Indian Springsâ€™ girls seventh- and eighth-grade Stars opened up their seasons Monday night with wins at Manchester. Both teams won by a score of 19-9.
The seventh-grade Stars used a strong defense that held Manchester to just four points in the first half. ISMS led 14-4 at the break.
Hannah Behm was the gameâ€™s high scorer, leading the Stars in scoring with nine points and eight rebounds. Shayla Harris added five points and eight steals.
Also scoring in the game was Shelby Mosier and Hannah Zurbrick with two points apiece and Emilee Smith with one point.