Eagles look to bounce back from NHC loss

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys basketball team is looking to rebound from its heart-breaking loss to Homestead Friday by hosting Huntington North Tuesday.The Eagles fell to the Spartans by one point after a last-second 3-pointer at the buzzer for their first Northeast Hoosier Conference loss, and second defeat of the season.The Vikings have a deceiving 7-6 record, as they play a particularly strong schedule.Huntington lost to Homestead 48-42 in the opening game of the season, and has also suffered losses to Carroll (Columbia City beat Carroll by two points in the holiday tourney), Munster (61-56), New Haven and Anderson.The Eagles also lost to Munster, 66-54, in the holiday tournament. Columbia City hasn’t lost to the Vikings since 2008. The Eagles return to NHC action Saturday, hosting DeKalb. Tip-off is 7:45 at Columbia City High School.For a more in-depth look at this story, see the Jan. 14 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.