Columbia Cityâ€™s girls basketball team is supporting Down Syndrome Awareness at Saturday nightâ€™s Northeast Hoosier Conference game against Homestead. The Lady Eagles will be holding a silent auction, as well as taking donations for DSANI, Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana.
SYRACUSE â€” Countless hours of practicing free throws paid off for Aubrey Wright Tuesday night at Wawasee.
After taking a 7-0 lead to start the game, the Lady Eagles gave up the lead for the first time in the contest with 17 seconds left to play. Facing a 46-45 deficit, Wright was fouled with 10.9 seconds on the clock and knocked down both shots from the charity stripe to win, 47-46.
Wright led the team in scoring with 15 points and also tallied five steals and six rebounds. Alyssa Hansen also hit a shot from behind the arc, and Emily Whiteleather scored six in the first quarter.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śWe know everything about each other.â€ť A statement that is typically exaggerated is quite realistic for a trio of Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball players.
A group that knows each other so well, in fact, that all three of the Eaglesâ€™ leading hoopsters are going to the same college to play basketball. Derek Hinen, Daniel Woll and Drew Benedict have been playing basketball together since they were in third grade â€” and they arenâ€™t sick of each other yet. All three have signed with Huntington University, just 20 miles south on Ind. 9, to play basketball next season.
FORT WAYNE â€” As has been the case since its inception, Saturdayâ€™s Northeast Hoosier Conference Swimming and Diving Meet was dominated by perennial powers Homestead and Carroll, but the Columbia City boysâ€™ team worked its way into a tie for fourth in the team standings and the Lady Eagles took sixth at the Homestead pool.
ROCHESTER â€” Whitko girls basketball team played a hard-fought game in Rochester Saturday night that came down to the final seconds to decide. It was a battle of two evenly matched teams, as neither squad led by more than seven points at any point in the game.
From opening tip off to the final buzzer, the Lady Wildcats had to contend with a ferocious defensive effort by Rochester, falling 53-51 to their Three Rivers Conference foes. The staunch defense disrupted Whitkoâ€™s timing and caused numerous turnovers â€” particularly in the first half.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls basketball team picked up its second win in a row and first Northeast Hoosier Conference game of the season Saturday night.
The Lady Eagles hosted and defeated Bellmontâ€™s Lady Squaws to get their fourth win of the season.Columbia Cityâ€™s staunch defense held the Lady Squaws to one field goal in the first quarter en route to a 45-34 win.
Guards Macie Hinen and Aubrey Wright combined for seven steals and six assists. Emily Whiteleather and Hinen led the boards with seven rebounds apiece.