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COLUMBIA CITY â€” One tournament made all the difference in Columbia Cityâ€™s girls basketballâ€™s season.
The Lady Eagles had been struggling with a nine-game losing streak, a difficult 2-12 record and several competitive losses in the first part of their season.
Columbia City competed in the two-day, Northridge Holiday tournament in late December â€” and thatâ€™s when the tables turned.
Though the Lady Eagles fell in the first three games, the fourth game was a totally different performance.
Columbia City topped Concord by a 58-38 score. Head coach Amy Shearer said the win was more than a â€śwâ€ť on the record book.
â€śThat was a good team-building win,â€ť Shearer said. â€śWe all started focusing on the team and we began playing for each other.â€ť
Shearer said one of the improvements came from junior Emily Whiteleather, who made the Northeast Hoosier Conferenceâ€™s 1st-Team All-Conference.
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