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SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Un-like I.U.â€™s three-point buzzer-beater to beat No. 1 Kentucky Saturday, Whitkoâ€™s attempt at a final comeback against Wawasee came up short.
After trailing 59-40 just before the fourth quarter, the Wildcats rallied to out score the Warriors 16-4 in less than three minutes of play in South Whitley Saturday, hours after the Hoosiersâ€™ win over Kentucky.
But the comeback wasnâ€™t enough and the â€™Cats lost 72-66.
â€śWe showed signs of improvement,â€ť Whitko Head Coach Rob Irwin said. â€śWe have young guys that arenâ€™t very experienced yet.â€ť
BY NICOLE OTT
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s boys basketball team beat West Noble Saturday night, 57-29.
The Eagles had four players score in double-digits, led by senior Josh LeFever.
The game was competitive in the first quarter, with the Chargers trailing 8-7.
Both Churubuscoâ€™s offense and defense stepped up in the second quarter, holding West Noble to four points while adding 16 to the Eaglesâ€™ side of the scoreboard.
Austin Goepfrich had eight of his 11 points in the second quarter, along with five LeFever points.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City came into Friday nightâ€™s game against Norwell with expectations of a tough competition.
â€śWe knew they were going to be good,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Amy Shearer said. â€śWe prepared as best as we could.â€ť
The Lady Knights defeated Columbia City 54-30.
Norwell, which is ranked second in the Associated Press Class 3A poll, is undefeated at 6-0.
The Lady Knights beat Bluffton 74-12 and beat Homestead with a 3-pointer at the buzzer last Saturday.
The Lady Knights doubled the Lady Eaglesâ€™ score in the first quarter, 18-9.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitko Lady Wildcats fell to 3-5 Friday, losing to Manchester, 61-56.
In the first two minutes of the game, Whitko scored several baskets, jumping out to an 8-0 lead.
Lady Squire Kalya Flack hit a three pointer and on the following possession, Lady Wildcat Micaela Sylvester picked up her fourth point in one minute, keeping the lead at seven, 10-3.
Led by Manchesterâ€™s Meika Kennedyâ€™s four points, the Lady Squires scored seven straight.
The first quarter ended with Manchester in the lead, 13-10.
LIGONIER â€” The Churubusco Lady Eagles Basketball team was defeated by West Noble Friday night, 57-20.
The Lady Chargers came out to an early lead, with an 11-2 edge at the end of the first quarter.
West Noble built on its lead in the second quarter, gaining a 25-7 advantage at halftime.
The Lady Chargers outscored Churubusco 17-5 in the third quarter to make the score 42-12.
The Lady Eagles scored the most points in the fourth quarter with eight. But West Noble added another 15 to end the game at 57-20.
AKRON â€” The Columbia City swim team defeated Tippecanoe Valley decisively Thursday night in Akron.
The boys team won 129-49 and the Lady Eagles were victorious 121-46.
Both teams took first place in all 22 swimming events.
Devin Moore won the 100-yard butterfly in a close race.
â€śWe called it a David and Goliath meeting because the other guy was so much taller than him,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Kristen Swonger said.
Mooreâ€™s Viking competitor got off to a quick start, taking the lead for the first 50 yards.
But Moore out-swam Tippecanoe Valley in the final strech for the win.
CHURUBUSCO â€” The Churubusco Eagle wrestling team celebrated Senior Night with a 57-18 win over the visiting Central Noble Cougars.
The Thursday night Northeast Corner Conference win kept the Eaglesâ€™ conference record spotless at 7-0 while raising their overall record to 10-3.
Churubusco claimed wins in five of the seven contested varsity matches to go along with six forfeit wins to build an insurmountable lead.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubusco wrestling beat Eastside Tuesday night, 54-27.
Coming off Saturdayâ€™s win at the Northeast Corner Conference duals and Columbia City on Tuesday, the Eagles were eager to continue their win streak.
â€śThey were ready for every match we had,â€ť Churubusco Head Coach Sam Riesen said. â€śThey showed a lot of heart and they fought all night.â€ť
The Eagles won four matches by forfeit; Jacob Ferry, Clint Bechtold, Sam Siddons and Jason Nicodemus.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s swim team beat North Side decisively Tuesday night in Fort Wayne.
The boys team won 131-44 and the girls defeated the Lady Redskins 119-56.
Columbia City placed first in all 24 events.
Head Coach Kristen Swonger was pleased with the swimmersâ€™ finishes.
â€śThe kids did pretty well,â€ť Swonger said. â€śSome of them showed a lot of improvement tonight, causing shifts to the relay teams for the next meet.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Despite rallying to get the score within five in the last four minutes, Churubusco lost to Columbia City Tuesday night, 52-43.
Whitley Countyâ€™s Eagles gave the fans their moneyâ€™s worth, with Churubusco cutting a 25-17 deficit into a three-point game in the third quarter.
The Eagles traded baskets in the first two minutes of the game, until Columbia Cityâ€™s Brandon Gay knocked down a three to give the home team a 5-4 advantage.
Churubuscoâ€™s game plan was to alter the pace of Columbia Cityâ€™s quick tempo.