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Columbia City defeats East Noble

December 17, 2011

Drew Benedict completes a pass inside Friday against East Noble.

KENDALVILLE ­— Columbia City boys basketball continued its winning ways Friday, traveling to East Noble High School and routed the Knights, 59-43.
Daniel Woll got started early, grabbing the first defensive rebound of the game after two missed East Noble shots.
He was rewarded with the ball on the other end and put in a shot for the first Eagle points.
After three consecutive missed shots by the Knights, Woll stopped the fourth attempt himself, recording a block.
Derek Hinen and Drew Benedict also began contributing from the onset.
Hinen found Benedict in the early minutes for a wide open three-pointer, one of his four on the night.
A possession later, Benedict found the net again, giving Columbia City a 7-0 lead.
Benedict, Hinen and Woll all scored in the remaining three minutes of the second quarter to help give the Eagles a 28-18 lead heading into the locker room at halftime.
“Derek is good at attacking the rim and Drew can hit those shots from the outside. Then you have Daniel as well.
“When we can get all three of them going at the same time, we feel it makes our offense that much better,” Benedict said.
The trio picked up where they left off in the third quarter, accounting for 12 of Columbia City’s 17 points in the period.
Columbia City won its third straight game, 59-43, and moves to 4-1 this season.
The Eagles will tip-off again in Wawasee Tuesday.
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