COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City came into Friday nightâ€™s game against Norwell with expectations of a tough competition.
â€śWe knew they were going to be good,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Amy Shearer said. â€śWe prepared as best as we could.â€ť
The Lady Knights defeated Columbia City 54-30.
Norwell, which is ranked second in the Associated Press Class 3A poll, is undefeated at 6-0.
The Lady Knights beat Bluffton 74-12 and beat Homestead with a 3-pointer at the buzzer last Saturday.
The Lady Knights doubled the Lady Eaglesâ€™ score in the first quarter, 18-9.
Norwell picked up its defensive pressure in the second quarter, only allowing four second quarter points.
The score was 32-12 at halftime.
Despite scoring 18 more points in the second half, Norwell won 54-30.
â€śWeâ€™re getting better every game,â€ť Shearer said. â€śNorwell is a good team.â€ť
Emily Whiteleather snatched seven rebounds and three blocks.
â€śConsidering what she was up against, a Division I player, she did a great job,â€ť Shearer said. â€śShe did a good job adjusting in the second half.â€ť
Whiteleather had the task of defending Norwellâ€™s Jessica Rupright, who has committed to Miami of Ohio next season. Whiteleather held Rupright to two field goals in the second half.
â€śWhiteleather did a nice job taking Jessica out of our offense,â€ť Norwell Head Coach Eric Thornton said.
Macie Hinen went 6-for-6 in free throw shooting, leading the team in scoring along with Samara Qureshi with six.