City goes inside to defeat Wildcats
SOUTH WHITLEY â For nearly an entire half, Columbia Cityâs boys basketball team had an advantage it did not exploit in its 49-31 win against Whitko Wednesday.
That advantage was at the tape measure. With three players at 6â5 or more, and Whitkoâs tallest being 6â3, the conventional wisdom would say that the Eagles would go inside, but that did not happen, at least at first.
âWe shot nine 3âs in the first half,â said Columbia City Boys Basketball Head Coach Chris Benedict. âI mean, youâve got to get the ball inside.
Itâs a little easier to go inside, then out on those 3âs.â
Whitko played small-ball and ran a slow tempo. With that strategy, the Wildcats were in the lead after one quarter at 11-10, including six from senior Dylan Cumberland.
âWe did a very nice job in the first quarter of taking care of the ball,â said Whitko Boys Basketball Head Coach Scott Wessel. âWe had some good shots and stopped them a couple of times.â
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