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COLUMBIA CITY â The eighth grade Lady Eagles defeated Maple Creek Dec. 18 by the score of 34-30. Ava Winters led the way with 14 points and 14 rebounds. The Lady Eagles stepped up big down the stretch, coming back from being 8 points down in the second half. The Lady Eagle eighth grade team sports an unblemished 7-0 record.
FORT WAYNE â The Columbia City Lady Eagle basketball squad traveled to Concordia Lutheran High School Monday night looking to break a three-game losing streak.
The Eagles broke out of an early game shooting slump and then â with both good team patience and some fine individual efforts from players off the bench â held off the highly regarded Lady Cadets to vanquish the losing streak with a 51-48 win.
Early on the game bore striking resemblance to the last few contests as the visiting Lady Eagles missed their first eight shots from the field, quickly falling behind 9-0.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Nothing brings out emotions and effort like facing your biggest rival.
There arenât too many rivalries in this area of the state more intense than Whitko and Tippecanoe Valley. The latest installment of this feud Saturday night in girls basketball provided fans exactly what they would expect, two teams fighting to the end.
The Lady Wildcats had a chance to win the game at the end only to see the game slip away to the Lady Vikings, 42-38.
KENDALLVILLE â The Columbia City girlsâ basketball team started the season with and 8-0 run. Now the Eagles find themselves in the midst of another streak, as they dropped their third game in a row â this one a 71-54 loss to the East Noble Lady Knights, Saturday in Kendallville.
For the last several games the Lady Eagles have struggled from the free throw line, on Saturday that problem continued early. In what would be a very physical contest the Lady Eagles went to the free throw line 10 times in the first quarter but were only able to connect on four, as the Knights took an early lead.
MENTONE â The Whitko Wildcat boysâ basketball team opened Three Rivers Conference play Friday night when they went on the road to Tippecanoe Valley to face former Head Coach Bill Patrick and The Vikings.
The Wildcatsâ search for their first win continues as the Vikings hung a 70-49 loss on the Wildcats.
The loss keeps the Wildcats winless on the season, dropping their overall record to 0-6 and 0-1 in the TRC.
The Vikings evened their record at 3-3 and are 1-0 in conference play.
CHURUBUSCO -â Every basketball team in the state of Indiana starts out with the same goal: to win a conference title.
The Churubusco Eagles used a heavy dose of Paul Forman and their trademark stingy defense to take another step towards that goal Friday night. Forman put up 28 points and the defense held Prairie Heights to 12 points in the first half.
That was all the Eagles needed to earn their third North East Corner Conference win of the season by knocking off the Prairie Heights Panthers, 56-41.
COLUMBIA CITY â In a game where both teams are playing a patient, passing offense each possession is at a premium.
Columbia Cityâs boysâ basketball team made the most of their possessions, gradually extending their lead until they were able to distance themselves from the visiting East Noble Knights for a 47-30 Northeast Hoosier Conference win Friday night.
The Eagles controlled the first six minutes of the game, running out to a 9-0 lead behind balanced scoring led by four points from Brachen Hazen, a three pointer from senior Mason Coverstone and a basket from Matt Benedict.
Columbia City High School Lady Eagle Aubrey Wright, a senior, was recognized at last Saturdayâs Fort Wayne Mad Ants game as âMad Ants / McDonaldâs Girls Player of the Monthâ for November. Pictured, from left, are Garrett Martz, vice president of sales and marketing for the Mad Ants, Aubrey Wright and The Mad Ant. Her family, coaches, teammates and their parents attended the game Saturday. She is the daughter of Robin and Teresa Wright, of Columbia City. The CCHS Lady Eaglesâ record is 8-2.
LIGONIER â Young teams have to go through some growing pains from time to time. The Whitko Lady Wildcats have five wins this season against five teams with losing records. This week presents two tough tests. The first test came Thursday night at West Noble. With all underclassmen on the floor to end the game, the Lady âCats gained some valuable experience, but it came in a loss to the Lady Chargers 42-40.
Whitko struggled through the first three quarters of play, especially when sophomore Aly Reiff was out of the line-up.
CHURUBUSCO â The Churubusco boysâ basketball team used a 25-point fourth quarter surge to blow open a close game and seal a 69-54 win over the visiting East Noble Knights in a Tuesday night game played on the Eaglesâ home floor.
Churubusco held a four-point 44-40 lead going into the fourth quarter, before putting up 25 points in the final quarter, outscoring the visitors by 11.