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January 8th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śWe know everything about each other.â€ť A statement that is typically exaggerated is quite realistic for a trio of Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball players.
A group that knows each other so well, in fact, that all three of the Eaglesâ€™ 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 â€” and they arenâ€™t 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 â€” As has been the case since its inception, Saturdayâ€™s Northeast Hoosier Conference Swimming and Diving Meet was dominated by perennial powers Homestead and Carroll, but the Columbia City boysâ€™ team worked its way into a tie for fourth in the team standings and the Lady Eagles took sixth at the Homestead pool.
ROCHESTER â€” 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 Whitkoâ€™s timing and caused numerous turnovers â€” particularly in the first half.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s 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 Bellmontâ€™s Lady Squaws to get their fourth win of the season.Columbia Cityâ€™s 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 â€” For Columbia Cityâ€™s fifth game in five days, head basketball coach Chris Benedict is pleased.
â€śSometimes it might not be the prettiest, but our guys make the plays to win the basketball game,â€ť Benedict said. â€śThey do a really good job of finding a way to get the job done.â€ť
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.
December 28th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Less than a week after receiving their first votes in the Associated Press poll, Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team lost its first game of the season Friday.
Their opponent was no slouch. The Munster Mustangs are 8-0 and ranked No. 5 in the state by the AP. Columbia City played a tight first half with the Mustangs before falling 66-54.
The Eagles took 4-0 and 7-2 leads early in the first quarter with buckets by Daniel Woll and Derek Hinen, holding Munster to two field goals in the first four minutes.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls basketball team competed in the first day of the Northridge Holiday Tournament Thursday.
The Lady Eagles dropped both games, falling to 59-54 to Andrean in the opening game and 58-44 to Portage in the afternoon session.
Pictured, Macie Hinen drives in a game earlier this season.
Basketball tournaments begin tomorrow, as Columbia City and Churubuscoâ€™s boys are slated to play two games at CCHS Friday, before finishing the tournament at Carroll High School Saturday.
Above, Columbia Cityâ€™s Jon Simmons looks for an open teammate.