atchup that has been a rivalry for the last several years has been shifted to the beginning of the schedule this year.
In Columbia City’s boys basketball team’s third game of the season, the Eagles will travel to Northrop Friday.
While most of the players who battled it out on the court for the last several years are gone now, the game is still expected to be competitive.
Like Columbia City, Northrop lost several key players to graduation, mainly twins Brenton and Bryson Scott, who went on to play Division I hoops at Indiana State and Purdue, respectively.
“They lost a lot of guys who played a lot of minutes, but they still have some players coming back — guys to fill in the gaps,” Columbia City Head Coach Chris Benedict said.
Unlike Saturday’s strong, physical game against Warsaw, Benedict expects the Eagles will be facing a much quicker team at Northrop.
“They’re going to get up and down the floor fast,” Benedict said.
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