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November 30th, 2011
CHURUBUSCO ¬≠‚ÄĒ The Lady Eagles girls basketball team provided Adams Central its first win of the season Tuesday, losing to the visiting Lady Jets, 44-34.
Two of Adams Central three leading scorers, Olivia Macklin and Jenae Blackburn, hit early jumpers to give the Lady Jets a 5-0 lead to start the game.
According to Churubusco Head Coach Jamie Perlich, the team‚Äôs lack of readiness was apparent from tip-off.
‚ÄúWe didn‚Äôt come out focused. We had a good practice last night and we didn‚Äôt carry that over. We started out flat,‚ÄĚ Perlich said.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Warsaw proved that even the best of teams can be beaten.
Columbia City, ranked in the Associated Press and Indiana Coaches Association polls, as well as semi-state qualifier last season, was taken down by the Tigers Saturday night.
The Eagles‚Äô 28-17 lead in the second quarter turned into a four-point loss, 63-59, in Columbia City‚Äôs home-opener.
‚ÄúThe good news is, we‚Äôre pretty good. The bad news is, (we think) we‚Äôre pretty good,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Chris Benedict said. ‚ÄúWe let them back in the game and it deflated our momentum. It‚Äôs frustrating.‚ÄĚ
Whitko came out victorious in their second round match against Columbia City in Saturday's Wawasee High School November Super Duals Invitational.
The final was 45-27.
Full results will be published once available.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City Lady Eagles basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak Friday night at North Side.
The Lady Eagles won decisively, 59-44, after falling to Snider, Marion and Leo.
Columbia City jumped out to a 11-0 lead to start the game and held the Lady Redskins to a slim two points in the first quarter off a pair of free throws (19-2).
Macie Hinen got four of her eight points in the last two minutes of the first quarter.
Senior Sidney Bunyan scored four of Columbia City‚Äôs 11 second quarter points against North Side.
Lady Eagle basketball moved to 2-4 Friday, hosting and defeating Eastside, 47-32.
It was ‚ÄėBusco‚Äôs first win in three games.
Aggressive play by the defense set the tone early in the game.
The Lady Blazers managed just two field goal attempts in the first quarter; in the opening three minutes of the game and the second attempt was not made until there were two seconds left in the period.
However, it was not the quickest start for the Lady Eagles offense either.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ There are plenty of teams that would be disappointed with a 24-point loss.
Whitko Girls Head Coach Brandon Bradley, on the other hand, is content with the way the team played against a tough Elkhart Memorial Saturday.
Though the 52-28 loss may appear bad, the Lady Wildcats lost to the Lady Chargers by 46 points last season (79-33).
Bradley is happy with the team‚Äôs effort.
‚ÄúThat‚Äôs the absolute best they could‚Äôve played,‚ÄĚ Bradley said.
GOSHEN ‚ÄĒ On the heels of the team‚Äôs first win, the Lady Eagles came into their first Northeast Corner Conference hoping to start out on top.
But Fairfield‚Äôs pressure was too much for Churubusco, forcing a 44-23 loss.
Churubusco didn‚Äôt score until 4:30 ran off the clock in the first quarter with a set of free throws by Haleigh Gross.
‚ÄôBusco‚Äôs scorers became more diverse in the second quarter, with baskets by Lacey Pulley, Heather Monk, Morgan Young and another pair of free throws by Gross.
Gross was 6-for-7 from the stripe in the first half.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Many fathers enjoy going out to the backyard and tossing around a baseball or going to the gym to shoot hoops.
But for Whitko Head Coach Rob Irwin and Columbia City Head Coach Chris Benedict, its drastically different.
Both Benedict and Irwin are coaching stand-out players ‚ÄĒ who also happen to be their sons.
While many players face the typical suggestions from their fathers, Drew Benedict and Logan Irwin get quite a bit more.
Pick up a copy of Thursday's paper for an in-depth article with more photos.
Four Whitko soccer players competed in the Indiana Elite All-Star games Saturday and Sunday at Hamilton Heights. From left, Micaela Sylvester, Cassie Jones, Lynsi Hicks and Jordan Sims.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Following an emotional loss to Columbia City Friday night, Whitko‚Äôs girls basketball team responded with a win against the county‚Äôs other Lady Eagles, Churubusco.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs tough to play two county rivals back-to-back like that,‚ÄĚ Whitko Head Coach Brandon Bradley said. ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs always a fear of a let down after last (Friday) night‚Äôs loss.‚ÄĚ
The Lady Wildcats traveled to ‚ÄôBusco Saturday and won 56-37.
Olinske had 17 points ‚ÄĒ and Bradley is happy with her progress.