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Columbia City girls handed 58-41 loss by Concordia

December 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls basketball team suffered its fourth consecutive loss to Concordia.
The Lady Eagles’ two-point lead at the end of the first quarter turned into a 17-point loss on their home court Wednesday night.
“That first quarter was the best first quarter we’ve played,” Columbia City Head Coach Amy Shearer said.
The Lady Cadets, who are ranked fourth in Class 3A by the Associated Press, outscored Columbia City 23-7 in the second quarter to take the lead — and never looked back.

Columbia City boys down Wawasee

December 21, 2011

SYRACUSE — Columbia City Head Basketball Coach Chris Benedict went into Tuesday night’s game at Wawasee without having lost a game there since 2004.
That didn’t change Tuesday, with the Eagles beating the Warriors 73-64 on their home court.
Last year Columbia City won two sectional games in Syracuse, the beginning of the team’s semi-state appearance.
The game was filled with double-digit lead changes and the biggest point spread came in the final minute, after six Eagle free throws; neither team was going down without a fight.

’Busco wrestling goes 3-2 at Carroll Super Duals

December 19, 2011

HUNTERTOWN — Chur-ubusco wrestling fans who made the trip to the Carroll Super Duals Wrestling meet saw a bit of everything, including some come-from-behind wins, last second losses, solid victories, good efforts against quality opponents and blow-out wins.
The Eagles, fresh off clinching the Northeast Corner Conference regular season title, compiled a 3-2 record on the day, beating Northrop, Garrett and Eastside, while falling narrowly to Elkhart Central, and the host Carroll Chargers.

Lady Eagles fall to East Noble, 43-40

December 19, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A third-quarter East Noble spark caused a 43-40 loss for Columbia City’s girls basketball team.
“We beat them in every statistical category except scoring in the third quarter and free throw shooting,” Columbia City Head Coach Amy Shearer said.
Columbia City shot 3-for-12 from the stripe while the Lady Knights were 18-for-28.
Columbia City had as much as a 15-4 lead halfway through the second quarter, until the Lady Knights rallied to more than double their points in less than one minute to make the score 15-10.

Whitko falls to Tippy Valley

December 17, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — After having as much as a 25-16 lead in the second quarter over Three Rivers Conference Foe Tippecanoe Valley, the Vikings rallied to win 59-40 in Friday night’s boys basketball game at Whitko.
Former Wildcat Coach and current Tippy Valley Head Coach Bill Patrick added to his countless number of wins on Whitko’s court.
Patrick was inducted into the Whitko Hall of Fame before the game.
Two of Tippy Valley’s top scorers, Tanner Andrews and Nick Kindig, kicked off the game with the opening four points, their first of 37, collectively.

Columbia City defeats East Noble

December 17, 2011

KENDALVILLE ­— Columbia City boys basketball continued its winning ways Friday, traveling to East Noble High School and routed the Knights, 59-43.
Daniel Woll got started early, grabbing the first defensive rebound of the game after two missed East Noble shots.
He was rewarded with the ball on the other end and put in a shot for the first Eagle points.
After three consecutive missed shots by the Knights, Woll stopped the fourth attempt himself, recording a block.
Derek Hinen and Drew Benedict also began contributing from the onset.

Lady ’Cats beat injury, illness, West Noble

December 16, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Lady Wildcat basketball team not only battled West Noble Thursday night, but fought sickness and injury to pull out a 49-35 win over the Lady Chargers.
Head Coach Brandon Bradley said several players were sick and senior Katee Reiff was out with a knee injury, posing more of a challenge than their opponents.
“To be able to play the way they did tonight and not use it as a crutch shows how tough they are,” Bradley said.
Bradley had to rely on strong play from the bench with Whitko’s main guartds, Cagney Craig and Micaela Sylvester, limited on playing time.

Columbia CIty wrestling wins in tie-breaking fashion

December 16, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Eagle wrestling got its first Northeast Hoosier Conference win Thursday, defeating the visiting Norwell by a score of 38-37.
At one point in the dual meet, Columbia City had a 21 point advantage, however when the final match ended, the teams were tied at 37.
The referee went to the rulebook to determine the victor.
According to National Federation of State High School Association rulebook on tie-breaker scoring, subsection H, the team having the greater number (total match points) of first-points scored shall be declared the winner.

Warsaw rallies, beats Col. City

December 14, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Second-half mistakes cost the Columbia City girls basketball team a win Tuesday night against Warsaw.
The Lady Tigers capitalized on nine miscues in the third quarter and 27 on the game to beat the Lady Eagles at home, 57-38.
Columbia City had a 16-12 lead in the first quarter, which dwindled to a 27-27 tie at halftime.
The Lady Eagles went to the free throw line 14 times in the first half, shooting 79 percent from behind the stripe.
Kalisha Goree made the most free shots, finishing 6-of-10 attempts.

’Busco controls Manchester, 57-25

December 14, 2011

CHURUBUSCO ­— Sometimes contests are decided early.
Occasionally, games are considered “over” at halftime.
Tuesday night’s basketball game between host Churubusco and the Manchester Squires was decided after the first quarter, as the Eagles used a tight defense and a patient offense to gain a 16-point lead in the first quarter to catapult their way to a 57-25 win.
“We talked about being focused,” said Eagle Head Coach Michael McBride. “They came out, not doing anything fancy, just good hard man-to-man defense and good execution offensively.”

 

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