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COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Lady Eagles basketball team tried but couldnâ€™t keep up against visiting Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent DeKalb Lady Barons, losing 46-33.
The first quarter saw six lead changes and three ties.The Lady Eagles got scoring contributions from five different players in the opening period, with Emily Whitleatherâ€™s five points leading.
Columbia City got in foul trouble late in the first; DeKalb went 3-for-6 from the line and got a Rineheart jumper to end the quarter leading 14-12.
The Lady Eagles headed into the locker room at halftime with the scoreboard reading 24-17 in favor of the visitors.
Columbia City got within 13 but couldnâ€™t pull any closer, losing by a final of 46-33. Whiteleather finished the game leading in boards (11) and tied for second in points (7, Opliger).
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