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SYRACUSE â€” Columbia City Head Basketball Coach Chris Benedict went into Tuesday nightâ€™s game at Wawasee without having lost a game there since 2004.
That didnâ€™t change Tuesday, with the Eagles beating the Warriors 73-64 on their home court.
Last year Columbia City won two sectional games in Syracuse, the beginning of the teamâ€™s semi-state appearance.
The game was filled with double-digit lead changes and the biggest point spread came in the final minute, after six Eagle free throws; neither team was going down without a fight.
â€śWe knew it was going to be a back-and-forth game,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Chris Benedict said. â€śOnce we got settled down we did a really nice job being patient on the offensive end and put the game away.â€ť
Columbia City turned a five-point lead into nine, shooting 6-for-6 in free throws in the final minute of the game.