Columbia City boys down Wawasee

SYRACUSE — Columbia City Head Basketball Coach Chris Benedict went into Tuesday night’s game at Wawasee without having lost a game there since 2004.That didn’t change Tuesday, with the Eagles beating the Warriors 73-64 on their home court.Last year Columbia City won two sectional games in Syracuse, the beginning of the team’s semi-state appearance.The game was filled with double-digit lead changes and the biggest point spread came in the final minute, after six Eagle free throws; neither team was going down without a fight.“We knew it was going to be a back-and-forth game,” Columbia City Head Coach Chris Benedict said. “Once we got settled down we did a really nice job being patient on the offensive end and put the game away.”Columbia City turned a five-point lead into nine, shooting 6-for-6 in free throws in the final minute of the game.