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November 29th, 2013
WARSAW â€” A tough defensive effort from Warsaw proved too much for Whitkoâ€™s girls basketball team Friday.
The Lady Wildcats dropped a road contest to the Lady Tigers by a final of 64-42.
The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for the 3-2 Lady Wildcats and was the first win of the year for 1-3 Warsaw.
Warsawâ€™s press wore down Whitko as the game advanced, holding the Lady Wildcats to just 14 second-half points and six in the fourth quarter.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Though Churubusco opened its boys basketball season with a loss, the Eagles showed a vast improvement from last seasonâ€™s opener against Adams Central.
Last year, Churubusco fell 51-34, the first of its nine-game losing streak to start this season. This year, Adams Central squeaked out the win with an overtime, 3-point, buzzer-beater, winning 58-56.
Eagle Brent Simmons stepped up the the free-throw line with 10 seconds left and â€™Busco down two points.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” For nearly an entire half, Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team had an advantage it did not exploit in its 49-31 win against Whitko Wednesday.
That advantage was at the tape measure. With three players at 6â€™5 or more, and Whitkoâ€™s tallest being 6â€™3, the conventional wisdom would say that the Eagles would go inside, but that did not happen, at least at first.
â€śWe shot nine 3â€™s in the first half,â€ť said Columbia City Boys Basketball Head Coach Chris Benedict. â€śI mean, youâ€™ve got to get the ball inside.
Itâ€™s a little easier to go inside, then out on those 3â€™s.â€ť
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Before the books close on the month of November, the girls basketball teams of Whitley County will have completed nearly 25 percent of their seasons.
The Lady Eagles are 3-1 and are heading for a Friday game at Fort Wayne North Side.
Columbia City has scored some big wins, avenging losses from last season by beating Marion and Fort Wayne Snider.
It was the first win over Snider in four seasons and the first in two against Marion.
Tuesday, the Lady Eagles lost their first game of the year, falling in overtime to Leo on their home floor in Columbia City.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Boys basketball officially began in Whitley County Wednesday.
In the Columbia City-Whitko rivalry game, the Eagles downed the Wildcats in South Whitley, 49-31.
Churubuscoâ€™s squad dropped an overtime game to Adams Central, after a last-second 3-pointer at the buzzer to win, 58-56.
At Whitko, Wildcat Dylan Cumberland was the leading scorer, tallying 16 points for the â€™Cats. His teammate, Nate Walpole, was Whitkoâ€™s second-leading scorer.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” With one day until Thanksgiving, the boys basketball teams of Whitley County will tip off their 2013-14 seasons tonight.
Columbia City and Whitko will hold their traditional battle, set for the day before Thanksgiving. Churubusco will host Adams Central.
Last season, Columbia City picked up a 69-26 win against Whitko on its way to a 20-4 campaign.
The last time the Wildcats have gotten a win over the Eagles was in November of 2008, when they pulled out a five-point win against Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A two-sport star at Columbia City will continue her career on the volleyball court at a Big Ten school.
Kalisha Goree, who just finished her senior year as a Lady Eagle, will go on to play volleyball at Ohio State University.
Goree will take her near year-round dedication to volleyball and apply it as a Buckeye, since she also plays club volleyball in addition to her time with Columbia City High School.
Playing at the next level has been a goal on Goreeâ€™s mind for years.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls basketball team grabbed its first win against a Class 4A team in several seasons Friday against Huntington North.
Paced by 21 points from Aly Reiff, the Lady Wildcats beat the Lady Vikings 57-51.
The last time Whitko beat a Class 4A team was in 2008 against Warsaw.
The 3-1 Lady Wildcats handed Huntington North its first loss, knocking the Lady Vikings to 2-1 on the year.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s four boys basketball teams began their seasons this week with some close games.
The seventh-grade Stars opened their season with an exciting 28-27 win over Milford Middle School Monday.
With three seconds left in the game, tied at 27, Dalton Bell hit the second of two free throws to secure the win for the Stars.
They were led in scoring by Collin Wood with 16 points, followed by John Oâ€™Dellâ€™s six, Bellâ€™s four and Zach Slagalâ€™s two points.
GOSHEN â€” Churubuscoâ€™s girls basketball team had a rough start to its Northeast Corner Conference schedule for 2013-14.
The Lady Eagles lost at Fairifield, 60-24.
The defeat drops â€™Busco to 1-3 on the year, and 0-1 in the conference.
For the Lady Falcons, it was their first game of the season overall, putting them at 1-0 to start the campaign.
Fairfieldâ€™s Jenny Kiper led all scorers with 24 points overall. Teammate Katie Yates chipped in nine.
Churubusco was led by Shelby Brockman, Alisha Farner and Montanta Martin with six each.