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SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ The Whitko boys basketball team lost to Plymouth on Wednesday at home.
The Wildcats fell by a final margin of 62-36. The loss drops Whitko to 1-7 on the season. Plymouth is now 6-1.
Whitko will play at the North Miami Tournament on Dec. 28-29.
After that, the conference slate picks up again for the Wildcats. The team will play Three Rivers Conference opponents in six of its first seven games of January.
The Wildcats currently stand at 0-1 in conference play, having dropped the inaugural league game on Dec. 14 against Tippecanoe Valley.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys basketball team went from hockey-like, physical play on Friday against East Noble to the run-and-gun tempo of Wawasee on Tuesday.
Despite being caught off guard early in the contest and facing a 14-point deficit, the Eagles pulled out an 89-66 win over the Warriors.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm proud of the way our guys stuck with it,‚ÄĚ said Columbia City head coach Chris Benedict. ‚ÄúThey did a really good job of keeping their composure.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City fans saw what looked more like a hockey match than a boys basketball game Friday night.
The Eagles hosted East Noble in the Northeast Hoosier Conference opener ‚ÄĒ in a game with two technical fouls and two Columbia City players who took a trip to the trainer‚Äôs office with injuries.
Despite the rough-housing, the Eagles came out with their sixth victory, by a 76-35 score ‚ÄĒ improving to 6-0.
The physical play began late in the first quarter, when Columbia City had a 20-12 lead.
LIGONIER ‚ÄĒ The Whitko Lady Wildcats traveled north Thursday night to face the West Noble Lady Chargers in a non-conference basketball matchup. A furious fourth quarter rally by the Lady Wildcats put the Lady Wildcats in a position to win, but the loss of two important players and game-long free throw woes sent the Lady ‚ÄėCats down to a 53-51 overtime loss to the Lady Chargers.
DELAND ‚ÄĒ Former Whitko basketball stand-out and freshman point guard at Stetson University Logan Irwin has left the Division I school and plans to transfer closer to home.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre obviously disappointed. We had high hopes for Logan,‚Äô‚Äô Head Coach Casey Alexander told the Daytona News Journal. ‚ÄúHe was brought here to be part of the solution to get our program headed in the right direction. For him to decide to leave so quickly puts us in a bind, but we understand he‚Äôs a long way from home.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Lipscomb University Lady Bisons softball coach Kristin Ryman will welcome six new players for the 2013-14 academic year.
Among the six recruits is Churubusco High School‚Äôs Kasey Gibson, a 5-foot-5 outfielder who Coach Ryman expects to make an immediate impact.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ One of the most difficult things to determine in sports is why a team goes away from what has been successful.
The Columbia City Lady Eagle basketball team used an aggressive full-court offense that helped them build double-digit leads against the visiting Carroll Lady Chargers in Saturday‚Äôs first half.
Poor free-throw shooting and lack of a consistent offense against Carroll‚Äôs pressure allowed the Lady Chargers to escape with a 59-52 Northeast Hoosier Conference win.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls basketball team fell to Bishop Dwenger Tuesday night in a contest that was largely decided at the free-throw line.
The Lady Eagles were 8-for-12 from the charity stripe as a team in the 46-41 loss, but the Saints were 25-for-32, including a crucial 8-for-8 second quarter, when Dwenger took the lead for good. The trips to the line marred an otherwise good defensive effort by Columbia City.
The defeat dropped the Eagles to 2-4 on the year.
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ Columbia City boys basketball stand-out Drew Benedict scored 27 points for the second game in a row, leading the 2-0 Eagles to a 59-49 victory over Warsaw Saturday.
Columbia City had three players with double-digit scoring ‚ÄĒ Derek Hinen and Mason Coverstone assisted Benedict with a combined 27 points as well.
Hinen and Coverstone helped the Eagles jump out to a 5-0 lead ‚ÄĒ scoring on Columbia City‚Äôs first two possessions.
SYRACUSE ‚ÄĒ Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra is often quoted as saying ‚ÄúIt ain‚Äôt over ‚Äėtil it‚Äôs over.‚ÄĚ
But at Saturday‚Äôs Super Duals wrestling tournament at Wawasee High School, even after it was over, it wasn‚Äôt over.
Columbia City‚Äôs match with host Wawasee and the tournament championship had to be decided on the eighth-criteria tiebreaker.
When the dust cleared, the Eagles picked up the win over the Warriors and completed a perfect 5-0 day to take the tournament championship.