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COLUMBIA CITY â€” The measure of the heart of a team is not how badly it beats a lesser team, but how hard it plays against the very best of teams.
The Columbia City Lady Eagles showed that heart on senior night against the number three-ranked Bellmont Squaws Thursday night.
Though the Eagles fell in three games, 25-21, 25-20, 25-20, they played hard and pushed the visitors in each game.
â€śAfter the way that we played earlier this week, which was not very well,â€ť said Columbia City Head Coach Trish Hinen, â€śI was nervous about which team would show up, but we played very well and these were good ballgamesâ€ť
The visitors came out running a fast-paced offense that utilized quick hits and an effective defense.
Bellmont ran out to a 6-1 lead in the first game. The visitors extended the lead to 8-2 before a kill by senior Gabrielle Hazen stopped the run.
Two Bellmont hitting errors and a kill by Kalisha Goree closed the gap to 10-7.
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