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Col. City comes out on top of shootout

November 16, 2013

Nicole Ott/The Post & Mail Photo. Whitko freshman Aly Reiff, who led the Lady Wildcats with 20 points, loses control of the ball before making contact with Columbia City’s Emily Whiteleather Friday night. Whitko fell 81-68 to the visiting Lady Eagles.

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitley County rivalry matchup between Columbia City and Whitko was a shootout — to say the least.

Despite back-and-fourth action between the rivals, the Lady Eagles used second-half free throws to take an 81-68 win.

While Columbia City has beaten the Lady Wildcats the last five years in a row — the Lady Eagles have not scored more than 80 points in any game since 2000 — 13 years ago.

It wasn’t by any fault of Whitko. The Lady ’Cats’ 68 points Friday night would’ve won the last nine matchups against their rivals — neither team has scored more than 65 points in their last nine contests together.

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