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’Busco loses in NECC tourney

January 9, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys and girls basketball teams played host to their Central Noble counterparts Tuesday in the opening round of the Northeast Corner Conference basketball tournament.

Both Churubusco teams fell to defeat with the Lady Eagles losing 39-36 and the boys’ team dropping a 55-36 contest.

While both Eagle teams lost — relegating them to the consolation bracket of the tourney — the paths they took were quite different.

City finishes on Wright side of thriller

January 9, 2013

SYRACUSE — 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.

TODAY IN SPORTS

January 9, 2013

Here are the sports headlines in Wednesday's Post & Mail:

City finishes on Wright side of thriller

'Busco loses in NECC tourney

CC girls support Down Syndrome Awareness

Athlete of the week

CC'S Daniel, Derek and Drew to play in college together

January 8, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — “We know everything about each other.” A statement that is typically exaggerated is quite realistic for a trio of Columbia City’s boys basketball players.

A group that knows each other so well, in fact, that all three of the Eagles’ 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 — and they aren’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.

Col. City competes in NHC swim meet

January 7, 2013

FORT WAYNE — As has been the case since its inception, Saturday’s Northeast Hoosier Conference Swimming and Diving Meet was dominated by perennial powers Homestead and Carroll, but the Columbia City boys’ team worked its way into a tie for fourth in the team standings and the Lady Eagles took sixth at the Homestead pool.

Lady Wildcats lose close game to Rochester, 53-51

January 7, 2013

ROCHESTER — 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 Whitko’s timing and caused numerous turnovers — particularly in the first half.

Lady Eagles win second in a row

January 7, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’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 Bellmont’s Lady Squaws to get their fourth win of the season.Columbia City’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.

TODAY IN SPORTS

January 7, 2013

Here are the sports headlines in Monday's Post & Mail:

Lady Eagle hoopsters win second in a row

Columbia City swimmers compete in conference swim meet

Lady Wildcat basketballers lose close game to Rochester

Colts run out of Luck; fall out of playoffs

CC tops Bellmont

January 5, 2013

Columbia City's boys basketball team topped Bellmont by 40 points Friday.

Eagles jam Northridge, 59-48

January 2, 2013

FORT WAYNE — For Columbia City’s fifth game in five days, head basketball coach Chris Benedict is pleased.

“Sometimes it might not be the prettiest, but our guys make the plays to win the basketball game,” Benedict said. “They do a really good job of finding a way to get the job done.”

Columbia City topped Northridge 59-48 at the Memorial Coliseum Tuesday night in the Super Hoops Classic.

The Eagles were far from their 90 percent 3-point shooting display against Whitko in the season-opener. In fact, Columbia City shot 17 percent from behind the arc, one of the worst of the season.

 

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