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HUNTERTOWN â€” In last yearâ€™s sectional title game against Wawasee, Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team fell to a 10-0 deficit in the first quarter but came back to win the title 67-66
The Eagles didnâ€™t have the same luck in Fridayâ€™s holiday shoot-out championship game against Homestead.
The Spartans jumped out to a 16-0 lead in the first quarter and Columbia City never recovered, picking up its second loss of the season, 63-45.
â€śIt was disappointing to come out to a team that we knew was going to be good and not put our best foot forward,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Chris Benedict said.
The Eagles started the game with three consecutive turnovers, followed by two swatted Derek Hinen attempts, taking five possessions away from Columbia City.
â€śThey blitzed us early and it knocked us back on our heels a little,â€ť Benedict said.