FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ After keeping Carroll from taking the lead throughout the entire regulation, the Columbia City Lady Eagles found themselves playing in overtime Saturday night in the Northeast Hoosier Conference opener.
The Lady Chargers hit a 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds left on the clock to tie the game at 37 and force an extra four minutes of play.
The Lady Eagles held on to win the game, 41-38, off free throws by Sarah Opliger and Sidney Bunyan.
Bunyan led the team in scoring with nine points and also chipped in a block, steal and assist.
DENVER ‚ÄĒ Had it not been for a second quarter momentum shift, the outcome of Columbia City‚Äôs boys basketball game at Northfield may have been different.
The Eagles came off a 13-6 first-quarter deficit to out-score the Norsemen 26-2 in the second quarter and win 66-43.
‚ÄúWe allowed them to play in their comfort zone in the first quarter,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Chris Benedict said. ‚ÄúIn the second quarter we started to pressure them with a full court press.‚ÄĚ
TOPEKA ‚ÄĒ Churubusco Head Coach Mike McBride said the Eagle schedule to start the season is a difficult one.
It didn‚Äôt get any easier Friday when ‚ÄėBusco traveled to Westview High School and lost to the Warriors, 47-31.
Westview player Brant Yoder, who had 17 points in the game, hit a two-pointer with just under two minutes left and ‚ÄėBusco went into the locker room trailing 19-11 at the half.
With 1:15 left to go in the third, LeFever fouled out of the game.
The Eagle deficit had grown even farther; the third period ended with the score 34-21 in favor of the Warriors.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs Lady Eagle basketball team fell to 2-5 Thursday after a loss to Bishop Dwenger.
Coumbia City lost to the Lady Saints by a score of 49-41.
Dwenger took an early 8-0 lead and continued the output.
It wasn‚Äôt until Emily Whiteleather hit one of two free throws with under five minutes to go in the first quarter that Columbia City was on the scoreboard.
‚ÄúOur slow start in the first quarter didn‚Äôt help us,‚ÄĚ said Lady Eagle Head Coach Amy Shearer.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Churubusco took home the Whitley County Eagles‚Äô traveling trophy Wednesday night after defeating Columbia City, 42-31.
‚ÄúWe figured it‚Äôd be a good meet tonight and it was,‚ÄĚ Churubusco Head Coach Sam Riesen said. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs always an exciting match-up against Columbia City. We figured it‚Äôd be another good one tonight and it was.‚ÄĚ
The trophy was introduced this season and according to Churubusco Head Coach Sam Riesen, the gold Eagle will travel between the schools.
‚ÄúThey definitely deserve it,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Blane Culp said. ‚ÄúThey out-wrestled us.‚ÄĚ
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.